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New protections for company directors don’t “pass the smell test” says academic

Company directors will have greater protections against personal liability in lawsuits against their companies if a new push by the Australian Institute of Company Directors gets the green light. by Kirsten Robb

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Government’s paid parental leave scheme misses the mark for women, employers and productivity

The Productivity Commission has made it clear that the new paid parental leave scheme will not meet the stated goals. by Tracy Angwin

Small businesses face biggest insolvency risk: Study

Around 81% of Australian companies that collapsed in 2012-13 had fewer than 20 employees, according to a study released today. by Kirsten Robb

Serial venture capitalists Daniel Petre and Craig Blair announce $60 million fund for tech businesses

Former tech executives Daniel Petre and Craig Blair are planning to use the $60 million they’ve raised for their AirTree Ventures Fund to support the growth of 15 local technology startups. by Eloise Keating

Monday, 28 July 2014

Fitgenes latest company to make ASX debut via reverse takeover

An Australian company that specialises in health advice tailored to individuals’ genetic profiles is gearing up to list on the Australian Stock Exchange via a reverse takeover. by Eloise Keating

Friday, 25 July 2014

SMEs optimistic about new financial year; Woolworths declares Country Road offer ‘unconditional’: Midday roundup

SMEs are hopeful of growing revenue and profit this financial year despite a third not having a business plan, Commonwealth Bank research shows. by Broede Carmody and Kirsten Robb

Bookworld partners with popular parenting website to tap into key market

Online retailer Bookworld is hoping to tap into Australia’s lucrative parenting market by partnering with one Australia’s most popular parenting websites, Stay at Home Mum. by Broede Carmody

85% of Millennials search for jobs on their smartphones: study

A significant number of professionals are using their smartphones when hunting for a job, with Gen Y leading the pack when it comes to swiping their way to a new career. by Broede Carmody

Explainer: the new future of financial advice

It is not difficult to establish the case for the importance of financial advice. by Mark Brimble
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