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Businesses to help curb electronic waste problem

Electronic waste is fast becoming a problem for Australia says Clean Up Australia chairman Ian Kiernan, with a report conducted by Total Environment Centre...

Bonus payment may save the day

Saving rather than spending the Federal Government's bonus payment will still be good for the economy, says Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Glenn...

Staff levels cut and frozen in business downturn

Businesses are three times more likely to shed staff or hold off on hiring new employees compared with March this year, according to a...

Chinese economy in the red

Industry has slowed in China and their economy could be shrinking, according to recent figures released. Industrial production, a key economic indicator for the...

Small businesses to access Climate Change Action Fund

The Federal Government will provide $1.4 billion over five years to assist small businesses and community groups with addressing climate change through a Climate...

Day of incubation for businesses

Monday 8 December marks the first annual Global Business Incubation Day, developed to celebrate the success of business incubators in more than 60 countries. Business...

$440 million tax break for small businesses

Australia's 1.3 million small businesses will receive a tax break to the tune of $440 million from the Federal Government. Businesses with a turnover...

Consumer confidence jumps back

The RBA's decision to cut interest rates, along with the steady drop in petrol prices has pushed up consumer confidence by 7.5 percent on...

Bureaucracy more of a burden in tight times

Red tape is the one major thing that is holding back an otherwise robust Australian economy, according to a global survey commissioned by the...

Next Big Thing Award applications now open

Applications for INNOVIC's Next Big Thing Award 2009 are now being accepted. The Next Big Thing Award allows budding inventors to submit their new inventions in...

Australians concerned about super fees

Superannuation has taken yet another beating in the global financial crisis, with research conducted by Newfocus for Industry Super Network, indicating that Australians are...

Investment analysis reveals bear facts

Business confidence may be down and the economy on the wane, but the good news is that with a little perspective, the current downturn...

Exporters honoured at national awards

The Australian Export Awards, announced Friday night, honours the achievements of various enterprises across 13 categories and serves to highlight the importance of international...

Holidaymakers must spend $31 billion leave

Australian employees have $31 billion in unused leave, more than three times the size of the stimulus package, which should be used to assist...

Job ads fall as workplace stress increases

In November, there were 48,000 fewer jobs advertised per week on the major job boards than October, according to the latest Olivier Job Index. The...

Jim McKerlie urges businesses not to panic about the future

Small businesses are becoming uncertain about the future of their business with the economic climate bringing in unprecedented change. In order to help businesses manage...

Trade surplus to boost Australian economy

Australia has recorded a record trade surplus, signalling a major boost for the economy.The record surplus reached $2.95 billion in October, $1.7 billion larger than the previous month's surplus.

ASIC wants reports to reflect reality

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has indicated that companies must properly disclose their business activities to give a true reflection of the...

SMEs fail to plan for the future

The National Australia Bank's Business Planning Survey has revealed that SMEs are becoming complacent about planning for the future, with 40 percent failing to...

ACCC to authorise recruitment code

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a decision proposing to grant authorisation to the Recruitment & Consulting Services Association Limited (RCSA)...