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todayThursday, 30 October 2014

‘Get Wines Direct’ App warned for breaching the Spam Act; Officeworks records 8% sales boost: Midday Roundup

Retail wine merchant Get Wines Direct has been issued a formal warning for breaches of the Spam Act for sending unsolicited marketing emails. by Adam Anticaglia and Kirsten Robb

Senator calls for tourism sector shakeup

The Australian tourism sector is booming thanks to the Asian appetite for travel, according to an industry report released yesterday, but there are concerns the industry is hampered by regulations. by Kirsten Robb

yesterdayWednesday, 29 October 2014

Small business concern over fuel price hike as government bypasses Senate on petrol excise

The federal government has announced it is using tariff proposals to reintroduce the twice-yearly indexation of the fuel tax in order to circumvent the Senate, with the move raising concerns in some sections of the small business community. by Andrew Sadauskas

Australian businesses’ generation problem; Death of former pharmacy head: Midday Roundup

Half of business owners don’t have any generation specific talent management strategies, adding to the headaches already caused by the multi-generational makeup of Australia’s workforce according to a study published today. by Adam Anticaglia and Andrew Sadauskas

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

ACCC to focus on ‘serious misconduct’ in franchise code breaches; Virgin chair to quit: Midday Roundup

The consumer watchdog says it will focus on ‘serious misconduct’ when looking to applying its new regulatory powers to companies found to have breached the new Franchise Code of Conduct. by Kirsten Robb

Big retailers in push to quash competition reform

Australia’s biggest retailers have made their first high profile public move to lobby the government over proposed changes to Australia’s competition law. by Kirsten Robb

Monday, 27 October 2014

Australia’s wealthiest family heads to court; Concern over China Free Trade Agreement; Shares higher: Midday Roundup

Australia’s wealthiest family is embroiled in a legal dispute over their naming rights for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. by Kirsten Robb and Cara Waters

Monday, 27 October 2014

To kick goals in business, forget rationality

Imagine you are taking a penalty kick in a World Cup final. There are two things standing in your way of kicking the ball into the back of the net: the goalie and your nerve. by Bri Williams

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Minister says ‘Spring Repeal Day’ will axe 7200 pages of red tape for SMEs; ACCC cracks down on cosmetics: Midday Roundup

Small Business Minister Bruce Billson claims the federal government’s ‘Spring Repeal Day’ will remove nearly 1000 pieces and over 7200 pages of legislation and regulation to cut red tape for small business. by Kirsten Robb
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