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SMEs to miss out on government compo for failed home insulation scheme: “The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off”

SMEs to miss out on government compo for failed home insulation scheme: “The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off”

As many as 30 small and medium size businesses that were financially destroyed by the Rudd government’s failed home insulation rebate scheme will be unable to receive payments from the current government because of the cost of applying for the payments. By Eloise Keating
“Who the f-ck are you?”: Employers responsible for behaviour of workers at boozy Christmas parties

“Who the f-ck are you?”: Employers responsible for behaviour of workers at boozy Christmas parties

The Fair Work Commission has sounded a clear warning to employers that they can be held responsible for the behaviour of their employees if they provide unlimited alcohol at work functions By Eloise Keating
Lush wins retailer of the year: $36 million in turnover all through word-of-mouth advertising

Lush wins retailer of the year: $36 million in turnover all through word-of-mouth advertising

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics has been awarded retailer of the year for its impressive employee education programs, focus on employee wellbeing, and corporate social responsibility. By Cara Waters
Bye-bye big box: IKEA reveals Aussie expansion plans and move to small stores

Bye-bye big box: IKEA reveals Aussie expansion plans and move to small stores

IKEA is ramping up its business across Australia, revealing plans to double its presence here over the next few years. By Renee Thompson
Bruce Billson stands firm on competition reform: “I have been pilloried by every big business interest in this continent”

Bruce Billson stands firm on competition reform: “I have been pilloried by every big business interest in this continent”

Small Business Minister Bruce Billson has said he will continue to push ahead with reforming Australia’s competition policy, despite intense lobbying from big business. By Eloise Keating
ASIC orders payday lender Money3 to refund customers $100,000

ASIC orders payday lender Money3 to refund customers $100,000

Payday lender Money3 will refund about 400 customers $100,000 in total after an investigation by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission found one of the lender’s loan offerings failed to meet responsible lending obligations. By Renee Thompson
Australia set for a decade of deficits; 200,000 homes and businesses added to the NBN: Midday Roundup

Australia set for a decade of deficits; 200,000 homes and businesses added to the NBN: Midday Roundup

Australia is set for more than a decade of deficits between 2008 and 2019, with Commonwealth net debt projected to peak at 18% of GDP. By Cara Waters and Renee Thompson
Biotech going gangbusters as Novartis snaps up Spinifex Pharmaceuticals for more than $250 million

Biotech going gangbusters as Novartis snaps up Spinifex Pharmaceuticals for more than $250 million

There are opportunities for entrepreneurs to disrupt the health and pharmaceutical industries like never before, according to the head of a venture capital fund that has half of its portfolio in biotechnology companies. By Broede Carmody
Government plays independence fiddle while industry burns

Government plays independence fiddle while industry burns

While the financial industry’s reputation goes up in smoke, the government is busy pursuing an ideological agenda against industry super funds By Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane
More good news tax changes coming for SMEs

More good news tax changes coming for SMEs

Legislation was introduced in Federal Parliament last week that proposes to make changes to the tax law to implement 2015 budget measures that will be welcomed by SMEs. By Terry Hayes
Is it time to reform the cornerstone of Australia's insolvency regime?

Is it time to reform the cornerstone of Australia's insolvency regime?

The last time Australia had a comprehensive evidence-based review into our corporate insolvency laws was in 1993. Among the most notable reforms of that landmark review was the ground-breaking creation of voluntary administration. By David Brown
Why professional associations need to be offering ongoing member value

Why professional associations need to be offering ongoing member value

Professional associations play an important part in the business lives of many professionals, but are they keeping up with technology? By Dennis Benjamin
The BBC is not forgetting

The BBC is not forgetting

The EU Courts made a ruling last year that search engine links about a person that are irrelevant or outdated can be removed by request. By Fi Bendall
Microsoft delivers an inflationary blow to Australian cloud aspirations

Microsoft delivers an inflationary blow to Australian cloud aspirations

Microsoft has announced that it needs to put Australian Azure prices up. Will this deter businesses from making the move to the cloud? By David Markus
Why venture capital can be hazardous to the health of a tech startup

Why venture capital can be hazardous to the health of a tech startup

It is possible to have too much money in business. By Paul Wallbank
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