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Is Fair Work taking the piss? Truck driver awarded $16,128 in unfair dismissal compensation after urinating on a Woolies warehouse

Is Fair Work taking the piss? Truck driver awarded $16,128 in unfair dismissal compensation after urinating on a Woolies warehouse

The Fair Work Commission has awarded a truck driver $16,128 in unfair dismissal compensation from his employer after he was caught on camera urinating on a Woolworths warehouse while at work. By Andrew Sadauskas
“Bastards” and “mongrels”: What will Clive Palmer’s anti-China crusade mean for your SME?

“Bastards” and “mongrels”: What will Clive Palmer’s anti-China crusade mean for your SME?

Billionaire Clive Palmer has come under attack from Australian political leaders and the Chinese embassy in Australia for labelling the Chinese government “bastards” and “mongrels” who “shoot their own people”. By Eloise Keating
Apple cops complaints over “Go, you chicken fat, go” ad

Apple cops complaints over “Go, you chicken fat, go” ad

Apple’s latest advertisement has come under fire for discriminating against overweight and obese people. By Cara Waters
Workers sexually harassed by customers unlikely to tell their boss: research

Workers sexually harassed by customers unlikely to tell their boss: research

Retail and hospitality workers who are sexually harassed by customers are unlikely to ever tell their manager or boss, according to a study by a researcher from the University of Sydney. By Eloise Keating
Officeworks reports $1.57 billion in sales: inside the record result

Officeworks reports $1.57 billion in sales: inside the record result

Officeworks reported a record full year result today of $1.57 billion in sales for the 12 months to June 30, 2014. By Cara Waters
Less than 20% of Australian companies are taking advantage of “complex” free trade agreements: research

Less than 20% of Australian companies are taking advantage of “complex” free trade agreements: research

Fewer than one in five Australian companies are taking advantage of bilateral free trade agreements between Australia and other countries, according to research released this week by HSBC Bank. By Eloise Keating
On the right page and dressed for success: Online book and menswear sales booming

On the right page and dressed for success: Online book and menswear sales booming

Online books and menswear sales in Australia are set to boom over the next five years, according to a forecast published by IBISWorld this week. By Andrew Sadauskas
Telstra warns phone scams have increased 400% in 12 months

Telstra warns phone scams have increased 400% in 12 months

Telstra has warned consumers about a four-fold increase in scammers seeking to gather personal information over the phone in the past year, with phishing scams in particular on the rise. By Andrew Sadauskas
Uber to take on Amazon and Google with home delivery service

Uber to take on Amazon and Google with home delivery service

Taxi app Uber will trial a home delivery service in the US, potentially taking on Amazon and Google in the e-commerce logistics space. By Kirsten Robb
Telstra, Optus and Vodafone face class action; Alannah Hill returns to fashion with Louise Love brand: Midday Roundup

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone face class action; Alannah Hill returns to fashion with Louise Love brand: Midday Roundup

Law firm ACA Lawyers has launched a class action against Telstra, Optus and Vodafone over their late payment fees. By Andrew Sadaskus and Eloise Keating
Altering your own website is now easier (and cheaper) than ever

Altering your own website is now easier (and cheaper) than ever

These days you can manage your website with pretty basic computer skills. By Craig Reardon
Monkey business: The speed and appetite for change in retail today

Monkey business: The speed and appetite for change in retail today

The rate of change for Australian retailers will only increase and competition will only get fiercer. By Brian Walker
Apple shares hit record closing price as anticipation for new gadgets builds

Apple shares hit record closing price as anticipation for new gadgets builds

Shares in tech giant Apple closed at a record high price on Wall Street overnight. By Kirsten Robb
“It’s a wonderful time to be in business”: Meet Geoff Harris the $800 million serial entrepreneur

“It’s a wonderful time to be in business”: Meet Geoff Harris the $800 million serial entrepreneur

Geoff Harris is a serial entrepreneur. He made his fortune, which is estimated at $800 million, as one of the co-founders of Flight Centre. By Cara Waters
The right way to link in: Seven practical steps for writing a great LinkedIn InMail

The right way to link in: Seven practical steps for writing a great LinkedIn InMail

Here are seven easy steps to writing an effective InMail message on LinkedIn. By Dionne Lew
Ingogo rides taxi success with Xero partnership

Ingogo rides taxi success with Xero partnership

Australia taxi app and mobile payment provider ingogo is expanding beyond the taxi industry, with a portable payment and accounting platform aimed at SMEs in partnership with Xero. By Startup Smart
Can I stop a soon-to-be ex-employee bad mouthing me to customers?

Can I stop a soon-to-be ex-employee bad mouthing me to customers?

Bad word-of-mouth can be disastrous for any business, but when it comes to ex-employees, or in your case soon-to-be ex-employees, sometimes we employers just have to grin and bear it. By Aunty B
Drawing a blank when it comes to content marketing? 10 ways to get started

Drawing a blank when it comes to content marketing? 10 ways to get started

Creating interesting and useful content is a way of building trust, awareness and goodwill with potential clients. By Michelle Gamble
The five people you will meet in a negotiation

The five people you will meet in a negotiation

Knowing your preferred negotiation style is your first step to moving towards a problem-solving mentality. By Morry Morgan
House price inflation

House price inflation "remained robust": RBA's August minutes

Conditions in the established housing market remain strong, according to latest meeting minutes from the RBA. By Jonathan Chancellor
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