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Monday, 25 May 2015

ACCC launches legal action against Obeid family; Singtel leaves the ASX: Midday Roundup

The ACCC has launched proceedings in the Federal Court over cartel conduct allegations involving the family of disgraced Labor politician Eddie Obeid. by Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating

Friday, 22 May 2015

Quickflix lives to stream another day with $775,000 cash injection; Former financial consultant banned for life after £70 million fraud case: Midday Roundup

Troubled streaming service Quickflix has come out of its latest trading halt with a $775,000 lifeline from investors. by Broede Carmody and Kirsten Robb

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Quickflix enters second trading halt; ASIC releases guidelines for small business structures: Midday Roundup

Perth-based streaming provider Quickflix has entered a trading halt for the second time in a week, with reports suggesting the company is seeking to raise fresh capital. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Proper training and holistic approach needed if Labor’s STEM skills policy is to work

Teachers will need to have the right training and coding skills will need to be spread across the curriculum if the Labor party’s STEM skills policy is to truly prepare Australia for the local economy’s pivot away from the resources sector. by Broede Carmody

Monday, 18 May 2015

Healthy snack business ripens

Wendy and Garry Visontay took an inspired idea and grew a thriving business with a healthy bottom line. JAMES THOMSON looks at the story behind Fruit At Work by

Hockey says parental leave ‘double-dipping’ is not fraud; Stockbroking firm BBY collapses: Midday Roundup

Joe Hockey has back-tracked on his previous suggestion parents who “double dip” by collecting a paid parental leave from the government and their employer are committing fraud. by Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating

Australia Post extends $50 million olive branch to licenced post offices

Australia Post has pledged $51.4 million in payments to save hundred of its licenced post offices and community postal agencies across rural and remote Australia. by Kirsten Robb

Give it a go: There's no better time than now

Love, like or loathe him, Tony Abbott has made a clear statement that Australian business owners matter. by Kevin Moore

Friday, 15 May 2015

Canadian luxury retailer Kit and Ace to launch down under; Metcash mulls possible IPO for its $250 million automotive arm: Midday Roundup

Luxury womenswear label Kit and Ace, a US-based venture by the wife and son of controversial Lululemon founder Chip Wilson, has revealed it will open its first Australian store by July. by Kirsten Robb and Broede Carmody
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