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Small businesses stung through mining tax repeal compromises

Small businesses stung through mining tax repeal compromises

The federal government has succeeded in repealing the mineral resource rent tax following a deal reached with the Palmer United Party, but tax experts warn small businesses could be stung by the axing of measures funded by the tax. By Andrew Sadauskas
Five key features you can expect to find up Apple’s sleeve with the iPhone 6

Five key features you can expect to find up Apple’s sleeve with the iPhone 6

Apple is expected to launch the latest version of the iPhone at an event it is hosting at the Flint Center for Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, next week. By Andrew Sadauskas
Federal Court slams payday lender for unconscionable conduct and breaches to consumer credit laws

Federal Court slams payday lender for unconscionable conduct and breaches to consumer credit laws

The Federal Court has ruled The Cash Store and associated entity Assistive Finance Australia breached consumer credit laws and acted unconscionably when selling insurance products. By Eloise Keating
Computer business with “blue chip” customer base and 80 staff collapses

Computer business with “blue chip” customer base and 80 staff collapses

A Sydney-based computer repair business that turned over $11.3 million in the 2013-14 financial year has collapsed. By Eloise Keating
Federal government pushing ahead with plans for Fair Work Commission appeals body

Federal government pushing ahead with plans for Fair Work Commission appeals body

Federal Employment Minister Eric Abetz is pushing ahead with plans to introduce an independent appeals body for the Fair Work Commission, despite criticism from the opposition and the Law Council of Australia. By Andrew Sadauskas
What the average Australian worker gets paid in your industry

What the average Australian worker gets paid in your industry

The average Australian worker has a salary of just under $80,000, according to data released this week by online employment marketplace Seek. By Eloise Keating
Sydney needs to be Australia’s startup capital, says Mike Cannon-Brookes

Sydney needs to be Australia’s startup capital, says Mike Cannon-Brookes

Australia needs a single city where all its tech startups are concentrated, and that city should be Sydney, according to Atlassian co­founder Mike Cannon-­Brookes. By Kye White
Is change really as good as a holiday?

Is change really as good as a holiday?

Companies most likely to be successful in making change work to their advantage are the ones that no longer view change as an isolated event to be managed. By Brian Walker
RBA leaves rates unchanged for 13th month

RBA leaves rates unchanged for 13th month

The Reserve Bank of Australia has chosen to leave the overnight cash rate at 2.5% for September. By Jessie Richardson
Young businesswoman of the year charged with manslaughter; Coles axes 438 Melbourne jobs; Online retail spend continues to outpace bricks-and-mortar: Midday Roundup

Young businesswoman of the year charged with manslaughter; Coles axes 438 Melbourne jobs; Online retail spend continues to outpace bricks-and-mortar: Midday Roundup

Supermarket giant Coles has confirmed it will axe 438 jobs at its Melbourne headquarters, including 378 permanent staff and 60 contractors. By Andrew Sadaskus and Eloise Keating
How does your website score on this 10-point effectiveness checklist?

How does your website score on this 10-point effectiveness checklist?

There’s much more to a great website than meets the eye. By Craig Reardon
EU regulators investigate Facebook’s $US16 billion bid for WhatsApp

EU regulators investigate Facebook’s $US16 billion bid for WhatsApp

European Union antitrust regulators are investigating Facebook’s $US16 billion ($A17.7b) bid for messaging service WhatsApp made earlier this year. By Kirsten Robb
Expert opinion: How Emily Yue helped create $1 million consultancy business Expert360

Expert opinion: How Emily Yue helped create $1 million consultancy business Expert360

Making the leap from a full-time management consulting job to her own startup was a big step for 29-year-old Sydneysider Emily Yue, but one that is paying off. By Eloise Keating
Why an effects test could help fix our failed competition policy

Why an effects test could help fix our failed competition policy

The problem with big business’ plans to scupper competition reform is that it eats away at the capacity of the SME sector to compete, innovate and drive productivity. By Peter Strong
FreeviewPlus launches in Australia today

FreeviewPlus launches in Australia today

Free-to-air TV gets a shakeup today with the long awaited release of FreeviewPlus. By Kirsten Robb
SEO, SEM: is it all just marketing smoke and mirrors?

SEO, SEM: is it all just marketing smoke and mirrors?

It can be difficult to understand what’s being done by SEO and SEM companies and how to measure performance for business owners without marketing experience. By Michelle Gamble
How do I know if it’s time to leave my job?

How do I know if it’s time to leave my job?

The fact you are daydreaming about how wonderful a new job would be is about as close as you’ll get to a ten-foot sign telling you it’s time for a change. By Aunty B
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