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todayMonday, 3 August 2015

SMEs to gain faster access to the NBN; The $1 million retirement ‘myth’ busted: Midday Roundup

NBN Co is looking to boost its construction workforce by 4500 people in a bid to roll out high speed broadband to small businesses across Australia faster. by Broede Carmody and Renee Thompson
 

40-year-old WA construction company TOLCO collapses

A WA engineering and construction company with more than 40 years’ experience in project management, demolition and medium to large construction work has been placed in voluntary administration, owing creditors about $1.2 million. by Renee Thompson
 

Bishop needn’t have come chopper a cropper: Six top tips for claiming travel expenses

While entitlements for your average taxpayer are much less than those afforded to politicians, choppergate does beg the question of whether you could claim a helicopter ride for your business. by Cara Waters
 

todayMonday, 3 August 2015

Why now is the time to change the GST rules

Five years ago I would have said don’t lower the GST-free threshold on overseas purchases. So what’s changed? by Kevin Moore
 

Friday, 31 July 2015

Half of Gina Rinehart’s wealth may go to charity; Fair Work scraps Grill’d wage agreement: Midday Roundup

Half of mining magnate Gina Rinehart’s wealth may go to charity if a settlement with her children over access to the family’s fortune goes ahead. by Broede Carmody and Renee Thompson
 

Turnaround specialists Anchorage Capital pick up Elwood retail brand

Fashion brand Elwood is set for a makeover, with private equity outfit Anchorage Capital in the final stages of securing a deal to purchase the brand and its sister label Elka Collective. by Eloise Keating
 

Former Myer boss Bernie Brookes appointed to turn around South African retail giant

Bernie Brookes has been snapped up by one of South Africa’s biggest retailers just two months after stepping down as the chief executive officer and managing director of Myer. by Broede Carmody
 

Prominent Sydney restaurant and bar calls in administrators and blames lockout laws

A high-profile restaurant and bar located in Sydney’s Kings Cross could close its doors next week, with the owner revealing the city’s lockout laws have taken a toll on the long-standing business. by Eloise Keating
 

Friday, 31 July 2015

Ticking time bomb for off-the-plan property investors

Thousands face financial ruin because they won’t be able to settle “off-the-plan” apartments they signed up to buy. by Michael Yardney
 
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