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RBA rate cut analysis: Reserve Bank battles the Aussie

RBA rate cut analysis: Reserve Bank battles the Aussie

The first Tuesday in May, another historic day for Australian interest rates: slashed to an all-time low of 2.00%. By Will Shepherd
RBA cuts cash rate by 25 basis points to 2%

RBA cuts cash rate by 25 basis points to 2%

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has cut the official cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.0% at its May meeting. By Jessie Richardson
Budget 2015: Clamp down on pension asset test; govt readies for pharmacy sector fight over PBS changes

Budget 2015: Clamp down on pension asset test; govt readies for pharmacy sector fight over PBS changes

The federal government will put forward a plan to save as much as $1 billion by tightening the eligibility rules for the age pension in next week’s budget. By Eloise Keating
SmartCompany Survey: Budget 2015

SmartCompany Survey: Budget 2015

Take our quick three minute survey to let us know what you are hoping for in next week’s federal budget and what you don’t want to see. By Cara Waters
“Slave-like conditions”: Labour hire operators with links to supermarket giants, KFC and Red Rooster exposed in ABC program

“Slave-like conditions”: Labour hire operators with links to supermarket giants, KFC and Red Rooster exposed in ABC program

Migrant workers that help produce food sold by Australia’s largest supermarkets and national fast food chains are being subjected to “slave-like conditions”, gross underpayments and even sexual harassment and assault, according to an investigation by ABC’s Four Corners. By Eloise Keating
ASX-listed strip club operator collapses

ASX-listed strip club operator collapses

The only strip club operator listed on the Australian Securities Exchange has collapsed into voluntary administration. By Kirsten Robb
Café owner allegedly forced Indian workers to pay him tens of thousands to stay in the country

Café owner allegedly forced Indian workers to pay him tens of thousands to stay in the country

A café owner in Albury is facing court over allegations he made two of his Indian cooks pay him thousands of dollars to keep their jobs and stay in Australia. By Kirsten Robb
Joe Hockey sets up $127 million white-collar crime taskforce

Joe Hockey sets up $127 million white-collar crime taskforce

Treasurer Joe Hockey has today announced a new taskforce aimed at netting white-collar criminals, including businesses that dodge tax and commit financial fraud. By Kirsten Robb
NZ restaurant picks apart bad customer review: Why this small business owner says the customer is not always right

NZ restaurant picks apart bad customer review: Why this small business owner says the customer is not always right

New Zealand wine bar and restaurant Molten has turned the tables on a customer who posted a scathing review of the venue online by reviewing the customer on its own Facebook page. By Eloise Keating
Funny money no joke for small business: RBA counterfeiting report

Funny money no joke for small business: RBA counterfeiting report

Counterfeit money is a big problem for low margin small businesses in Australia, according to a report published by the RBA this week. By Cara Waters
Nine business podcasts you should be listening to

Nine business podcasts you should be listening to

Podcasts are short, sharp and able to be accessed while you’re on the go, perfect for SME owners interested in discovering new ways to improve their company. By Cameron Magusic
Guy Kawasaki: Eight ways to be an evangelist for your business

Guy Kawasaki: Eight ways to be an evangelist for your business

Ahead of his keynote address at the CeBIT conference in Sydney, Guy Kawasaki shares his tips for how you can be an evangelist for your business. By Cara Waters
Canva raises $7.7 million, prepares to launch Canva for Work

Canva raises $7.7 million, prepares to launch Canva for Work

Design startup Canva has raised $US6 million ($A7.7 million) in funding from existing investors, which will be used to launch its enterprise product Canva for Work. By Kye White
No exemption for franchising under new unfair contracts legislation

No exemption for franchising under new unfair contracts legislation

Despite the introduction of a new Franchising Code of Conduct on January 1 this year, the Australian franchise sector is set to be further impacted by additional regulation with the introduction of unfair contracts legislation to apply to small businesses. By Jason Gehrke
Two sides to a story: the rights and wrongs of a workplace discrimination case

Two sides to a story: the rights and wrongs of a workplace discrimination case

Is it bravery or stupidity to speak up if you feel wronged? Should you point out flaws in a workplace arrangement? By Eve Ash
ANZ predicts rate cut at RBA meeting

ANZ predicts rate cut at RBA meeting

ANZ is predicting the Reserve Bank (RBA) will cut interest rates to 2.0% later today. By Jacob Robinson
It’s time to think about your 'ustomers'

It’s time to think about your 'ustomers'

Just as important as the customer, the ‘ustomer’ is the flip side of the people coin. By Michel Hogan
Help! I don’t know how to deal with my crying employee

Help! I don’t know how to deal with my crying employee

The only way you can keep emotions out of the workplace is to employ robots rather than humans. By Aunty B
Mozilla phasing out support for websites without HTTPS in Firefox

Mozilla phasing out support for websites without HTTPS in Firefox

Mozilla has begun phasing out support for websites that don’t use HTTPS encryption, with new features in Firefox to be limited to secure websites and access to existing browser features to be slowly phased out on non-secure websites. By Andrew Sadauskas
MailChimp reveals the most popular emoji for email newsletter subject lines

MailChimp reveals the most popular emoji for email newsletter subject lines

Email newsletter provider MailChimp has released figures showing the 10 emoji most commonly used in email newsletter subject lines, one day after Instagram revealed more than one-in-three Australian posts on its social photo app now use emoji. By Andrew Sadauskas
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