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Abbott: “Not a bad thing” for small business to have unemployed knocking at their door

Abbott: “Not a bad thing” for small business to have unemployed knocking at their door

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended his plans to force job seekers to apply for 40 jobs each per month to access the dole. By Cara Waters
Small businesses face biggest insolvency risk: Study

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
Dan Murphy’s found not liable for death at work Christmas party

Dan Murphy’s found not liable for death at work Christmas party

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission has found a Dan Murphy’s employee was “on a frolic of her own” when she suffered fatal injuries at a work Christmas party. By Cara Waters
Dating website OKCupid admits to ‘experimenting’ on users: When is it OK to use your customers as lab rats?

Dating website OKCupid admits to ‘experimenting’ on users: When is it OK to use your customers as lab rats?

All is fair in love and war, according to online dating service OKCupid, which this week owned up to “experimenting” on its users. By Eloise Keating
Graduates face toughest job market since 1993

Graduates face toughest job market since 1993

University graduates face one of the toughest job markets in decades, according to a survey by Graduate Careers Australia. By Andrew Sadauskas
Air conditioning installer fined $120,000 for failing to supply goods and services

Air conditioning installer fined $120,000 for failing to supply goods and services

The Melbourne Magistrates Court has ordered an air conditioning and heating business to pay the maximum possible penalty for breaches of the Australian Consumer Law. By Andrew Sadauskas
Why your managers need to run personal Facebook pages

Why your managers need to run personal Facebook pages

Why get your licence if you aren’t going to drive the car? By Craig Reardon
Bernie Brookes: We’re in the midst of the ‘third retail revolution’

Bernie Brookes: We’re in the midst of the ‘third retail revolution’

Myer's Bernie Brookes believes the Australian retail sector is in the midst of its third “revolution” in 50 years and it’s more important than ever for local retailers to integrate their offerings. By Eloise Keating
Government’s paid parental leave scheme misses the mark for women, employers and productivity

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
Are you a PRE-crastinator and does it make you more productive?

Are you a PRE-crastinator and does it make you more productive?

While procrastinators put things off to the last minute, pre-crastinators complete tasks immediately and often much sooner than necessary. By Catherine Rodie
Tabcorp splashes out on ACT gaming provider; Mining tax raises just $600,000 during June quarter: Midday Roundup

Tabcorp splashes out on ACT gaming provider; Mining tax raises just $600,000 during June quarter: Midday Roundup

Wagering giant Tabcorp will acquire ACT government-owned gaming provider ACTTAB for $105.5 million. By Andrew Sadauskas and Eloise Keating
Milking a great opportunity: The food bowl of Asia isn’t the only thing feeding Australia’s dairy industry

Milking a great opportunity: The food bowl of Asia isn’t the only thing feeding Australia’s dairy industry

Australia’s dairy production industry is set to grow to $4.2 billion by 2019-20, as debate heats up over the future of the Australian dairy industry. By Andrew Sadauskas
Video-on-demand search engine has sights set on underserved market

Video-on-demand search engine has sights set on underserved market

With the proliferation of online video streaming services (everywhere, but here in Australia that is) Australian startup Gyde is offering users a new way to find video on the internet. By Kye White
Twitter grows user base and doubles revenue as share price soars

Twitter grows user base and doubles revenue as share price soars

Twitter has posted a 24% increase in active users and more than doubled its revenue from last year. By Kirsten Robb
The smell of success: How Gavin Gam is taking Aroma Coffee to the masses

The smell of success: How Gavin Gam is taking Aroma Coffee to the masses

Gavin Gam believes all businesses have a responsibility to give back to the community - a philosophy holding the 48-year-old Sydneysider in good stead as he ramps up the expansion of Aroma Coffee. By Eloise Keating
My colleague won’t stop talking about her cat

My colleague won’t stop talking about her cat

You feel frustrated and resentful that while you’re giving your work 100%, it seems like your colleague would rather be somewhere else. In this case, at home with her feline friend. By Aunty B
Data retention — what it is and why it’s bad

Data retention — what it is and why it’s bad

With the Australian government “actively considering” data retention, it’s time to clarify what data retention is and the nature of the threat it poses to citizens. By Bernard Keane
What good retailers do right and bad ones do wrong

What good retailers do right and bad ones do wrong

Pining for the 'good old days' is not something successful retailers spend a lot of time doing. By Brian Walker
Facebook stops selling ‘gifts’, to push ‘buy’ button for businesses

Facebook stops selling ‘gifts’, to push ‘buy’ button for businesses

Facebook will stop selling gift cards and instead focus on new initiatives to help businesses sell their wares. By Kirsten Robb
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