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Wesfarmers buys iconic Aussie brands Hard Yakka, King Gee and Stubbies for $180 million

Wesfarmers buys iconic Aussie brands Hard Yakka, King Gee and Stubbies for $180 million

Iconic Australian brands Hard Yakka, King Gee and Stubbies have found a new home, with retail conglomerate Wesfarmers agreeing to pay $180 million to Pacific Brands for the workwear trio. By Eloise Keating
Red Rooster caught paying staff chicken feed: $650,000 in underpayments

Red Rooster caught paying staff chicken feed: $650,000 in underpayments

A Fair Work Ombudsman investigation has found more than 3000 Red Rooster employees have been underpaid close to $650,000. By Eloise Keating
Federal Court upholds landmark Sunday penalty ruling

Federal Court upholds landmark Sunday penalty ruling

The Federal Court has rejected a union appeal of a Fair Work Commission decision to reduce penalty rates for Sundays under the 2010 Restaurant Industry Award. By Andrew Sadauskas
71-year-old owner says Australia’s oldest hobby business up for grabs

71-year-old owner says Australia’s oldest hobby business up for grabs

A Sydney hobby business that has been operating for 79 years is looking for a new owner. By Eloise Keating
Ker-ching! Tax on high income earners’ super raises $300 million

Ker-ching! Tax on high income earners’ super raises $300 million

The Australian Tax Office has revealed a tax on superannuation, known as Division 293, has raised nearly $300 million from nearly 100,000 higher income earners, but a leading tax lobby group says the situation is not as bad as it sounds. By Andrew Sadauskas
$24 billion cost to stopping the NBN rollout: Report

$24 billion cost to stopping the NBN rollout: Report

Putting a stop to the roll out of the National Broadband Network would cost the economy $24 billion, according to a federal government report containing a cost-benefit analysis on four possible scenarios for a rollout of the NBN By Andrew Sadauskas
Flight Centre picks up Topdeck Tours as net profit tumbles; Mobil agrees not to use petrol price website for five years: Midday Roundup

Flight Centre picks up Topdeck Tours as net profit tumbles; Mobil agrees not to use petrol price website for five years: Midday Roundup

Flight Centre has posted a full-year net profit of $206.92 million, down 16% from $246.08 million a year earlier, as it announced plans to acquire a 90% stake in UK-based tour operator Topdeck Tours. By Andrew Sadauskas and Eloise Keating
Learn to think like a CEO

Learn to think like a CEO

It's hard to make time for strategic questions when there's so much day-to-day thinking to do. But like many other skills, strategic thinking becomes easier with practice. You just need to know how. By Louise Wedgwood
Over one third of Australian businesses attacked by online fraudsters

Over one third of Australian businesses attacked by online fraudsters

Despite preventative measures to combat online fraud 36% of Australian businesses have been attacked by fraudsters. By Cara Waters
The problem with corporate speak

The problem with corporate speak

If a chief executive asked you for advice on what they should focus on to accelerate growth - and you had carte blanche to do anything - what would you say? By Juliet Bourke
Wolfing down bugs for fun and profit

Wolfing down bugs for fun and profit

Bugwolf is a startup that’s helping companies catch software bugs before they become real problems. By Kye White
Raising the bar: How Drew Davies created Kubarz, a $1.5 million mobile bar franchise

Raising the bar: How Drew Davies created Kubarz, a $1.5 million mobile bar franchise

Drew Davies always thought his mobile bar business had the potential to be a great franchise network. But it took the 35-year-old Sydneysider almost 10 years to get there. By Eloise Keating
Help! My staff just won’t clean up after themselves

Help! My staff just won’t clean up after themselves

Regular readers of Aunty B will know that I take a no holds barred approach when it comes to office cleaning, but I have a feeling you’re not going to like my advice. By Aunty B
The business of digital life and death

The business of digital life and death

For those concerned about properly managing their estate, digital death raises complex issues. By Dionne Lew
Domain name scams continue to take SMEs for a ride

Domain name scams continue to take SMEs for a ride

Don’t let inattention to detail get you burnt. By Craig Reardon
Five lead indicators of franchisee underperformance

Five lead indicators of franchisee underperformance

Underperforming franchisees in a network do harm to themselves and to the brand they represent, yet the lead indicators and causes of underperformance are poorly understood. By Jason Gehrke
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