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Your guide to the data retention debate: what it is and why it’s bad

Your guide to the data retention debate: what it is and why it’s bad

It’s time to clarify what data retention is and the nature of the threat it poses to citizens. By Bernard Keane
Why data consumption startup Yatango decided to list on the ASX

Why data consumption startup Yatango decided to list on the ASX

Making yourself attractive to investors and “managing the cash burn” is the key to scaling and eventually listing on the stock exchange, according to the founder of a Sydney startup set to list on the ASX in the next few months. By Broede Carmody
Specialisation in the outsourcing industry means greater opportunities for Australian SMEs

Specialisation in the outsourcing industry means greater opportunities for Australian SMEs

Around 10 years ago the call centre industry began to splinter into different staffing models that suited different sizes and style of business. The outsourcing industry, including offshoring, continues to evolve today. By Scott Linden Jones
Seven reasons why you should love your numbers

Seven reasons why you should love your numbers

It can be easy as a business owner or startup operator to fall in love with what you’re doing while ignoring the underlying numbers that will make or break your venture. By Finn Kelly
Is it time to get nervous about the inner city apartment glut?

Is it time to get nervous about the inner city apartment glut?

The inner city property markets of Melbourne and Sydney have taken quite divergent paths in the past few years. By Michael Yardney
Myer sued by shareholders; Saban Brands rides Aussie surf wave with Piping Hot purchase: Midday Roundup

Myer sued by shareholders; Saban Brands rides Aussie surf wave with Piping Hot purchase: Midday Roundup

Myer is facing legal action from a group of shareholders who are alleging loss and damage following the department store’s recent profit downgrade. By Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
“I’ll give the ATO everything I have on you”: $30 million tax bill quashed after adviser’s extortion threat

“I’ll give the ATO everything I have on you”: $30 million tax bill quashed after adviser’s extortion threat

Serial entrepreneur Gary Donoghue has had his $30 million tax bill quashed after the Federal Court found the Australian Tax Office acted unlawfully in pursuing its claim. By Cara Waters
James Packer sucked into trademark dispute over “Crown Resorts” name

James Packer sucked into trademark dispute over “Crown Resorts” name

Casino mogul James Packer will be forced to defend the business name he has used for decades, after a rival hotel group launched legal action against the billionaire’s Crown group over the right to the name “Crown Resorts”. By Eloise Keating
Tribunal finds morning sickness a workplace disability

Tribunal finds morning sickness a workplace disability

A Victorian worker has won a civil lawsuit against her employer after VCAT this week found she was discriminated against for having morning sickness. By Kirsten Robb
Rich Lister Zhenya Tsvetnenko attempts backdoor listing on ASX for online marketing firm Mpire Media

Rich Lister Zhenya Tsvetnenko attempts backdoor listing on ASX for online marketing firm Mpire Media

Mpire Media, the online marketing business founded by technology entrepreneur Zhenya Tsvetnenko, will spring on to the ASX by June through a backdoor listing. By Eloise Keating
Optus ordered to pay $3.9 million for negligence in balcony attempted murder

Optus ordered to pay $3.9 million for negligence in balcony attempted murder

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has ordered Optus to pay nearly $3.9 million in compensation to a former employee, after one of his colleagues attempted to throw him from a balcony to murder him 14 years ago. By Kirsten Robb
ACTU pushes for increased super and minimum wage

ACTU pushes for increased super and minimum wage

The ACTU is calling for an increase in compulsory super contributions from employers, as well as a rise in the minimum wage, as part of its submission to the Fair Work Commission’s wage review. By Kirsten Robb
Pip Marlow: Forget command and control, seven tips for leading in a time of disruption

Pip Marlow: Forget command and control, seven tips for leading in a time of disruption

To survive in today’s fast-paced business world you’ve got to change the way you lead, according to Pip Marlow, managing director of Microsoft Australia. By Cara Waters
Facebook to turn Messenger into an online retail customer service and sales channel

Facebook to turn Messenger into an online retail customer service and sales channel

Facebook has demonstrated a new feature of its Messenger app designed to turn its mobile messaging app into a customer service and sales channel at its f8 developer conference. By Andrew Sadauskas
$14,000 gold Apple Watch Edition customers to get special treatment when buying

$14,000 gold Apple Watch Edition customers to get special treatment when buying

Are you in the market to spend $14,000 on an 18-karat gold alloy Apple Watch? If so, the tech giant wants to roll out the red carpet for you. By Andrew Sadauskas
Have you hired a workplace psychopath?

Have you hired a workplace psychopath?

They are charming and manage upward well, but could your latest hire be masking sociopathic tendencies? Here are 12 key warning signs. By David Deane-Spread
Move over Clive Palmer, Dick Smith’s political party is set for take-off

Move over Clive Palmer, Dick Smith’s political party is set for take-off

Millionaire entrepreneur and keen aviator Dick Smith has taken the first steps towards creating his own political party. By Eloise Keating
Naomi Simson: Has Shark Tank made pitching the new Aussie national sport?

Naomi Simson: Has Shark Tank made pitching the new Aussie national sport?

Forget about the AFL, NRL, A-League or cricket – Australians have discovered a new (and far more lucrative) national pastime. By Naomi Simson
Employee share scheme rules improved, but still behind the US and UK

Employee share scheme rules improved, but still behind the US and UK

Australia’s startup community has welcomed improvements to the employee share scheme legislation, but raised concerns about exemptions for ASX-listed businesses and employees with more than a 10% stake in the company. By Broede Carmody
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