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Former employee files Fair Work claim over Frances Abbott’s scholarship investigation

Former employee files Fair Work claim over Frances Abbott’s scholarship investigation

A former employee of the Whitehouse Institute of Design has filed a legal claim following the fallout over the award of a scholarship to the Prime Minister’s daughter. By Cara Waters
The good Catholic’s social media commandments

The good Catholic’s social media commandments

Pope Francis is encouraging his flock to spread the church’s message with digital smiles. By Fi Bendall
“A lot more companies will go to the wall”: warning as major solar developer collapses

“A lot more companies will go to the wall”: warning as major solar developer collapses

One of the major players in the Australian solar industry has collapsed into administration, the latest victim of a “roller coaster” market. By Cara Waters
ASIC warning on backdoor listings as tech companies take on mining shells

ASIC warning on backdoor listings as tech companies take on mining shells

ASIC is warning investors and company directors to exercise caution when pursuing backdoor listings on the ASX. By Eloise Keating
New protections for company directors don’t “pass the smell test” says academic

New protections for company directors don’t “pass the smell test” says academic

Company directors will have greater protections against personal liability in lawsuits against their companies if a new push by the Australian Institute of Company Directors gets the green light. By Kirsten Robb
Keeping business simple: BlackBerry’s rocky road to renewal

Keeping business simple: BlackBerry’s rocky road to renewal

BlackBerry's new business focus illustrates the importance of keeping things simple. By Paul Wallbank
Ad watchdog tells McDonald’s to keep its eyes on its fries promotions

Ad watchdog tells McDonald’s to keep its eyes on its fries promotions

The advertising watchdog has upheld a complaint against fast food giant McDonald’s, after vouchers offering free fries were distributed at a children’s playground in regional Victoria. By Eloise Keating

"Fait accompli": Court orders compensation for employee with heart condition told to look for alternative work

A safety equipment company has been forced to compensate an employee with a heart condition after it told him to look for alternative work. By Kirsten Robb
Will Microsoft make up ground in the battle for our mobile phones?

Will Microsoft make up ground in the battle for our mobile phones?

Microsoft has made it clear that it has serious plans to dominate the mobile phone market place. By David Markus
Online entertainment to eclipse TV within a year: study

Online entertainment to eclipse TV within a year: study

A study released this week shows the internet is likely to eclipse TV as the preferred source of entertainment in the coming year. By Kirsten Robb
Google Android gains ground on Apple iPhone in Australia, Windows Phone beating iOS in key European markets

Google Android gains ground on Apple iPhone in Australia, Windows Phone beating iOS in key European markets

Google’s Android operating system has extended its lead in the Australian smartphone market over Apple’s iOS, according to figures released by Kantar WorldPanel overnight. By Andrew Sadauskas
Samsung retains lead over Apple in global smartphone market, as quarterly smartphone shipments hit 295.3 million worldwide: IDC

Samsung retains lead over Apple in global smartphone market, as quarterly smartphone shipments hit 295.3 million worldwide: IDC

Samsung has retained its top position in the worldwide smartphone market over Apple, while shipment volumes boomed during the July quarter, according to figures released by IDC yesterday. By Andrew Sadauskas
26 rural and regional communities gain NBN access as Ericsson wins major fixed wireless and satellite contract

26 rural and regional communities gain NBN access as Ericsson wins major fixed wireless and satellite contract

An additional 6000 premises in 26 rural and regional Australia localities can now sign up for the national broadband network. By Andrew Sadauskas
Telstra’s NAS job cuts – the lessons for your business: Control Shift

Telstra’s NAS job cuts – the lessons for your business: Control Shift

Late last week, Telstra announced it is cutting 671 jobs. There's a valuable lesson in chief executive David Thodey's strategy for your business. By Andrew Sadauskas
The taxing question of childcare

The taxing question of childcare

Childcare has become a major issue in the community. How it is best supported by government, however, remains a tricky issue. By Terry Hayes
Meet the co-founders of a $300,000 tech business – who have never met

Meet the co-founders of a $300,000 tech business – who have never met

Does the tyranny of distance really matter in the digital age? Meet the Australian entrepreneur who built a $300,000 business with a man he’s never met in person. By Nina Hendy
SMEs account for most of ASIC’s enforcement outcomes so far this year; Online retail up 0.9% in June: Midday Roundup

SMEs account for most of ASIC’s enforcement outcomes so far this year; Online retail up 0.9% in June: Midday Roundup

Criminal proceedings against small businesses accounted for the majority of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s enforcement activities during the first six months of this year. By Eloise Keating
Start Up Australia launches, not to be confused with StartupAus

Start Up Australia launches, not to be confused with StartupAus

A new not-for-profit body launched Wednesday, which promises to support startups – by which it means companies that have just started up. By Kye White
Crawling back: Should you welcome back a boomerang employee?

Crawling back: Should you welcome back a boomerang employee?

Attitudes are changing and all sorts of organisations are beginning to see the value of welcoming back former employees, two new studies have shown. By Catherine Rodie
When’s the right time to make my first hire?

When’s the right time to make my first hire?

Hiring your first employee is a big step and it can be tricky deciding on when the right time is to do it. By Aunty B
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