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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Shhhh! The workplace flexibility we’re pretending isn’t there

There’s a growing acceptance that Australia’s workplace relations system is playing a crucial role in economic adjustment. Will that ever filter through to the government and business? by Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Turnbull govt needs to switch tracks on $10 billion inland rail project

The government is committed to a $10 billion rail project that doesn’t add up financially, at a time when Australia needs to improve its infrastructure assessment process. by Bernard Keane

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Australia’s VET system needs fundamental change – here’s how it can be fixed

Stories about abuses in Australian vocational education and training (VET) continue to appear even after the federal government announced reforms to clean up the sector. by Damian Oliver and Serena Yu

ACCC launches court action against Lifestyle Photographers; Majority of Queensland small businesses support penalty rates reform: Midday Roundup

The competition watchdog has launched legal proceedings in the Federal Court against a business it says took advantage of financially disadvantaged Australians. by broede carmody and renee thompson

Meet the new small business minister: Kelly O’Dwyer

So, just who is new federal Minister for Small Business Kelly O’Dwyer and what does her appointment mean for SMEs? by Cara Waters

How Labor has exploited voter suspicion of free trade

Labor has successfully exploited voters’ reservations about free trade to turn the China Australia Free Trade Agreement into a potent issue. by Bernard Keane

Thursday, 10 September 2015

MP Alex Greenwich calls for end of corporate welfare to “industries of the past”

Governments need to do away with corporate welfare to fading industries in favour of supporting the entrepreneurs that are creating the jobs of the future. by Denham Sadler

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

What's really at stake if the China FTA falls through

Earlier this month Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott sounded a warning on the impact to Australia’s economy if the recently signed China-Australia Free Trade Agreement were to fail. by Peter Dixon

Monday, 7 September 2015

Insolvencies on the rise as SME wind-ups take their toll

There was a “notable” increase in the number of insolvencies among Australian companies at the end of the last financial year, according to an analysis of official statistics from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. by Eloise Keating
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