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The changes in insolvency & restructuring rules that could catch out Australian businesses

“COVID Safe Harbour” insolvency rules have been replaced by legislation that includes a new, streamlined SME restructuring process...

6 most commonly overlooked cost savings in business

From paying more than necessary to cutting budgets on activities that bring home the bacon, here are some of the most commonly overlooked savings in business to look out for in 2021.

$143 million business support package announced by Victorian Government following 5-day lockdown

Victorian business affected by the most recent lockdown may be eligible for support thanks to a Circuit Breaker Support Package introduced by the State Government.

iOS 14 and increased privacy: What it means for your small business

The upcoming changes are a win for improving the privacy of social media users, but it will substantially change the world of marketing. It’s time to invest in other touchpoints...

Three ways to ensure your employees work safely from home

When a pandemic effects a revolution, by making remote work common, employers must re-think their approach. They have to answer this question: How do you ensure a safe place of work when that place is an employee’s home? Here are three practical suggestions.

The pandemic pivot: 5 ways coronavirus shifted HR priorities

With the ups and down during the pandemic, one thing remained clear for businesses: exceptional HR is not an optional extra – it’s a necessity.

Victoria to end 5-day lockdown; businesses breathe sigh of relief

Some good news for Victorians as the State Government announces the ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown will officially be over from 11:59pm tonight, 17th February 2021.

Let’s Talk: The office vs. working from home?

Working from home is now a viable option for many businesses. So, this far into the pandemic, what do we think? Work office vs. Home? Let's talk...

How your business should approach reducing headcount following the end of JobKeeper

As JobKeeper closes, businesses may need to reduce headcount to keep wage bills affordable. Here's how to approach a restructure legally and effectively...

‘Portable entitlements for insecure work’: Anthony Albanese promising new workplace laws under Labor

Federal opposition leader Anthony Albanese is proposing a number of sizeable work reforms: Among them, an aim to provide those in insecure work with entitlements and employment security.

How business crisis pressures can produce disruptive diamonds

Disruption waits for no one, especially not a pandemic. Innovative thinking should be top priority during a crisis. Read on...

How to keep business costs down, while still achieving your strategic goals

Making cuts to costs that are too deep can impact employee and customer satisfaction. Don’t cut costs enough, it can embed inefficiencies into the business or threaten viability. So...

Australian government opens third round of international collaboration grant: Up to $1 million for successful applicants

The third round of the government’s Global Innovation Linkages Program, aiming to provide funding to help Australian businesses or researchers collaborate with international partners, is now open for applications.

COVID-19 Restrictions to ease across Sydney; here are the changes

More guests per household, no compulsory mask-wearing at retail venues, eased restrictions on the square metres spacing rule, and more...

What are your obligations if an employee is sick during their annual leave?

When most people think of taking annual leave, they don’t anticipate spending that time either sick in bed or in hospital with a family...

Why media training is important for business leaders

Byline: Leisa Goddard, Managing Director of Adoni Media With the explosion of social media and the insatiable 24-hour news cycle, it’s more important than...

Interview discussion: the qualities of a great leader

Ben Foote, CEO of the Australian Institute of Management, shared his insights into the skills and strategies on upskilling and staying relevant in an ever-evolving...

Eight-speed economy the new challenge for business

A Brisbane-based advisory firm says Australia is facing an eight-speed economy as an avalanche of conflicting forces converge to create an unprecedented air of...

Mums supporting mums: flexible working hours

For mums, the decision to head back to work after having a baby comes with some big considerations and mixed emotions. How do you...

A comparison of Coalition & ALP small business policies

Today the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) has released comparison findings on the policies proposed by the Coalition and the Australian Labor...