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“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
Beating Facebook envy by not being on the bleeding edge

Beating Facebook envy by not being on the bleeding edge

Being behind the cutting edge could be a benefit for a business or nation, suggests one software executive. By Paul Wallbank
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
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
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
Can business-to-business brands succeed on social media?

Can business-to-business brands succeed on social media?

Here's why companies specialising in business-to-business (B2B) sales still need a social media strategy. By Fi Bendall
All 103 remaining Homeart stores to close, 550 jobs lost

All 103 remaining Homeart stores to close, 550 jobs lost

Iconic homewares retailer Homeart is set to be liquidated, with all 103 stores nationwide set to close and around 550 staff to lose their jobs. By Andrew Sadauskas
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
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
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
The big-picture opportunities for your business from Netflix coming to Australia: Control Shift

The big-picture opportunities for your business from Netflix coming to Australia: Control Shift

This past week, the talk of the tech world has undeniably been the launch of video-streaming service Netflix in Australia. Here's what it means for your business. By Andrew Sadauskas
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
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
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
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
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
Caution – inhaling real estate agent's words may be dangerous to your financial health: Terry Ryder

Caution – inhaling real estate agent's words may be dangerous to your financial health: Terry Ryder

Consumers should always treat the words of real estate agents and their representative bodies with caution. By Terry Ryder
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
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