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Big business to bear the brunt of funding user-pay ASIC under new plan

Big business to bear the brunt of funding user-pay ASIC under new plan

Large corporates will be asked to fork out for the lion’s share of costs under a user-pay model the federal government plans to introduce to fund the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s regulatory activities. By Eloise Keating
Facebook group boycotts KFC store after confusing no bacon notice for halal certification

Facebook group boycotts KFC store after confusing no bacon notice for halal certification

A KFC outlet in regional Australia has been threatened with boycotts from an anti-halal group on Facebook, which has misconstrued the outlet’s sign about having no bacon as a sign it is halal certified. By Renee Thompson
Not cool: Tax issues may be behind 23-year-old air-con transport company’s collapse into administration

Not cool: Tax issues may be behind 23-year-old air-con transport company’s collapse into administration

A family business based in Queensland that has been transporting air conditioners across NSW and Queensland for more than two decades has plunged into voluntary administration. By Renee Thompson
Four things you can learn from the innovator who discovered a simple cancer test when he was just 15

Four things you can learn from the innovator who discovered a simple cancer test when he was just 15

If governments want to create the jobs of the future they need to stop talking about science and technology skills and start removing the real barriers that hamper young people from accessing scientific research. By Broede Carmody
Small business owners failing to plan for retirement with women less prepared: Study

Small business owners failing to plan for retirement with women less prepared: Study

Australian small business owners are devoting more time and money to planning their employees’ retirement than their own, research shows. By Eloise Keating
Seafolly and Isola by Megan Gale part ways: Why business partnerships are like marriage

Seafolly and Isola by Megan Gale part ways: Why business partnerships are like marriage

Fashion entrepreneur and model Megan Gale will acquire full ownership of the swimwear brand she founded with Seafolly in 2010, after difficulties securing the global trademark of Isola by Megan Gale prompted the severing of the business partnership. By Renee Thompson
ASIC deregisters SA liquidator over bungled administration

ASIC deregisters SA liquidator over bungled administration

An Adelaide-based liquidator has had its registration cancelled by the corporate watchdog after concerns over its insolvency practice. By Renee Thompson
Concreter to paint over “pornographic” nude ad after watchdog ruling

Concreter to paint over “pornographic” nude ad after watchdog ruling

A concrete company in Queensland that has been ordered to remove advertising featuring a painting of a nude woman on the back of its work ute will “paint a bikini on her” instead. By Renee Thompson
The Lighter Side: Clive Palmer dance fest. Content warning – may contain nuts

The Lighter Side: Clive Palmer dance fest. Content warning – may contain nuts

Capable of some pretty odd behaviour, this week Clive Palmer outdid himself. By Zoe Dattner
Woolies chairman steps down amid 13% fall in profits; Sacked Grill’d worker wins payout: Midday Roundup

Woolies chairman steps down amid 13% fall in profits; Sacked Grill’d worker wins payout: Midday Roundup

Ralph Waters will step down from the position of being Woolworths’ chairman and non-executive director, on the back of poor full-year financial results released this morning. By Renee Thompson
Access code: Google’s secret hiring process put programmers through their paces

Access code: Google’s secret hiring process put programmers through their paces

Google has a secret hiring process that targets potential employees before they’ve even thought to apply for a job with the tech giant. By Kye White
Is it time to reignite your personal brand?

Is it time to reignite your personal brand?

You're going along well in your career, doing a good job, hitting your milestones, and achieving what you set out to. But maybe it feels a bit lackluster. By Megan Dalla-Camina
How “muesli chick” Narelle Plapp went from car boot sales to high-flying entrepreneur with $5 million brand Food for Health

How “muesli chick” Narelle Plapp went from car boot sales to high-flying entrepreneur with $5 million brand Food for Health

The early days of gluten and nut-free muesli brand Food For Health were instructive ones for founder Narelle Plapp. By Renee Thompson
Why Hockey's call for tax cuts to fuel growth is a flawed argument

Why Hockey's call for tax cuts to fuel growth is a flawed argument

Treasurer Joe Hockey's recent statement that the common cause of tax reform is to improve the growth trajectory of the Australian economy highlights some fundamental questions about how we think our economy should behave. By Graham White
How to lead without being the boss

How to lead without being the boss

Sometimes you need to lead from the bottom up but how can you do this without upsetting the company hierarchy? By Amanda Rose
The four most dangerous words in property investment

The four most dangerous words in property investment

Here are five of the most valuable lessons I have learnt in my property investing career, By Michael Yardney
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