Businesses slam workplace changes as bill clears House

29 November

Business and industry groups are urging the Albanese government to go back to the drawing board on industrial relations laws after they cleared their first hurdle. The laws, aimed at closing labour hire loopholes, went through the House of...[Read More]

Australians owed millions in unclaimed Medicare rebates

29 November

Nearly one million Australians could receive a festive season boost to their bank balance, as the government tries to return $234 million in unclaimed Medicare benefits. On average, these Australians are missing out on about $240 but could reclaim...[Read More]

Four types of commercial insurance your business will need

23 November

Whether you’re a business owner, supplier, or contractor, commercial insurance is essential to safeguard both your company and staff. With commercial insurance, your business and company assets are protected from certain risks like accidents or...[Read More]

Small businesses to get free cyber education boost

22 November

A new cyber health check program is being set up for small and medium businesses, allowing them to undertake a free assessment of their security measures. Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil says cyber issues are a growing risk for all businesses...[Read More]

Firms eye redundancies as job market hits tipping point

22 November

Australia’s ultra-tight job market could be reaching a turning point as more employers flag redundancies. Yet the sharp rise in redundancy intentions – to 31 per cent from 17 per cent – in the Australian HR Institute’s quarterly survey comes...[Read More]

‘Rules of the road’ needed to better regulate AI

22 November

Australia could play a key role in regulating artificial intelligence as Europe flags collaboration to keep the advanced technology out of the hands of terrorists. The European Union’s digital envoy to the US is pushing to regulate the emerging...[Read More]

‘Success not assured’ for Aussies in clean energy race

22 November

Australia must ramp up mining of nickel and copper and support nuclear power to get ahead and stay ahead, resources heavyweight BHP says. In a report launched on Monday, the mining giant delivers a warning about Australia’s economic...[Read More]

Quality is what people remember

16 November

Like other well-known fashion houses that have stood the test of time, Gucci is an iconic brand that has always been focused on quality. From the leather bags they made for saddles in the 1920s to the clothes and accessories the brand is known for...[Read More]

Cybercrime hits government, business and Australians

15 November

A cybercrime is reported in Australia every six minutes. While this represents a surge in cybersecurity threats, it is just the tip of the iceberg, a government intelligence agency says. Australia is a particularly big target for many syndicates and...[Read More]

‘Not happy’: states to pay more for infrastructure

15 November

Premiers are bristling after the federal government announced its state counterparts would have to foot at least half the bill for new infrastructure projects. In a major funding overhaul, the Commonwealth will contribute to major infrastructure...[Read More]

‘Alarming’: big gaps in organisations’ cyber security

15 November

The confidential information of Australians could be at risk after a survey from the corporate regulator revealed many organisations had limited or no capability to adequately protect data. A report from the Australian Securities and Investments...[Read More]

Pay rise key to boosting childcare workforce: advocates

15 November

Thousands of childcare workers could be attracted back to the sector, easing pressure on families and boosting the economy, if the government backs a pay rise. Childcare sector representatives were in Canberra on Tuesday to push the case for better...[Read More]

Worker protections sooner on the cards as bill split

8 November

Employees with post-traumatic stress or facing domestic violence have been given new hope they could have further protection by Christmas. A slate of changes to workplace laws have been split so less contentious parts can pass immediately while the...[Read More]

Staffing boost returns humans to Centrelink services

8 November

Thousands of Centrelink and Medicare staff are being recruited in a bid to shorten call wait times and provide better customer service. The federal government will hire 3000 new recruits to Services Australia’s frontline as part of their efforts...[Read More]

Thousands of scholarships on offer to teaching students

8 November

Thousands of education students will receive scholarships worth up to $40,000 as part of the federal government’s push to boost the number of teachers across the nation. The scheme will offer 5000 scholarships to teaching students who begin...[Read More]