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Responsible lending law reforms to boost credit

The Federal Government has announced changes to responsible lending laws in the hopes of boosting Australia's flow of credit. Under the changes,...

Aussie Broadband prepares to list despite pandemic disruptions

Aussie Broadband, Australia’s fifth largest provider of NBN services, is set to list on the ASX this October. The ISP will list...

Westpac to pay $1.3bn fine for money laundering

Westpac has settled a case with financial crime watchdog AUSTRAC regarding more than 23 million alleged breaches of anti-money laundering laws by...

$4.5 billion network investment delivers ultra-fast broadband to over 700,000 businesses

The Federal Government has released a $4.5 bn network investment package, involving a $3.5 bn upgrade of the National Broadband Network (NBN)....

Government announces ‘most significant reforms’ to insolvency laws for small businesses

The Federal Government has announced new insolvency rules that will allow small businesses to stay afloat whilst restructuring debts. This new insolvency...

How to make physical retail stores relevant again

With brick-and-mortar sales decreasing and e-commerce sales increasing, retailers should be looking to implement new methods and technologies to keep their physical...

Tesla rolls out $25,000 electric vehicle with new ‘tabless’ battery architecture

At Tesla’s “Battery Day” event on Tuesday, CEO Elon Musk announced the production of a US$25,000 electric vehicle (EV) “about three years...

24 hour trading continues in NSW

NSW businesses can continue to trade and receive deliveries for 24 hours a day. Until 25 March 2021, businesses can adjust their...

NSW Government commits $400m to regional jobs

The NSW Government has revealed it has allocated $400m of its $3 billion Jobs and Infrastructure Acceleration Fund to regional projects.

New funding for Emesent takes drone company to new heights

Drone autonomy company, Emesent, has announced a new investment from In-Q-Tel (IQT), the investment arm of the US intelligence agency the CIA.

Renewable energy sources will offset increased emissions, experts say

Working from home has increased the use of residential energy across Australia, leading experts to call for households to switch to renewable...

Foreign investment reforms: Last chance to have your say

There are 12 days to go until the Australian Treasury closes public consultation of the Foreign Investment Reform (Protecting Australia’s National Security)...

Why is Australia seeing fewer female CEOs?

Fewer women are running the country’s top 200 ASX-listed companies in 2020 compared to the last four years, according to the Chief...

Coronanomics – What we’ve learnt about the economics of COVID-19

If trade bought prosperity to all corners of the world, then COVID-19 is showing the dark side of an interdependent world.

Unemployment rate drops, defying forecasts

Official ABS figures released today show that the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.8 per cent in August, down from 7.5 per...

More outdoor dining for NSW this summer

Alfresco dining will become the norm this summer, with NSW government agencies banding together in a task force dedicated to activating the...

Qantas disrupts financial services industry with SME business loans

Qantas will start referring business frequent flyers to lending platform Valiant Finance. This partnership helps Qantas members access working capital, asset finance...

NSW commits $160m to federal JobTrainer program

The NSW Government have committed $160 million as part of the federal JobTrainer program, to help people reskill for jobs in the...

“Jobs, jobs and more jobs”: $3bn NSW infrastructure spend

The NSW Government have revealed plans for the $3 billion Jobs and Infrastructure Acceleration Fund to deliver more projects and create up...

Facebook offers $100 million to small businesses

 Facebook’s Small Business Grants Programme is offering USD $100 million in cash grants and ad credits to small businesses.