How to thrive despite higher inflation

18 April

The cost of living continues to rise, and many are feeling the pinch. However, there are ways to navigate and adapt to this challenging financial landscape.   If you’re looking for practical solutions and workarounds to help you tackle higher...[Read More]

Fortifying the Frontlines: 10 Cybersecurity Strategies for Small Businesses in the Digital Age

18 April

Integrating cybersecurity into the fabric of small business operations requires both strategic planning and practical measures.    Here are the top 10 tips to fortify small businesses against cyber threats, underscoring the necessity for...[Read More]

Manufacturing push is no ‘free-for-all’: treasurer

17 April

A major manufacturing initiative won’t replace private investment with taxpayer funds, the treasurer says. On Thursday the prime minister unveiled the Future Made in Australia Act, aimed at promoting local manufacturing and safeguarding the...[Read More]

Support critical for Australia to reap battery wealth

17 April

Western Australia can become a leading global source of responsibly sourced battery minerals but government support will be “critical”, a mining conference has heard. “Government support at both the state and commonwealth level is critical if...[Read More]

Jobs market muscle put to test with fresh data due

17 April

Whether or not strength in the labour market has staying power will be the key economic question under review this week. The release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ March labour force data on Thursday will be watched carefully after a...[Read More]

Coles, Woolworths bosses reveal stance on pricing

17 April

The heads of Coles and Woolworths have been subjected to a parliamentary grilling at a Senate inquiry on Tuesday examining supermarket prices. “It’s very hard to say that we have price gouging.” – Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci “We...[Read More]

Jobs bonanza for regions under clean energy blueprint

10 April

Some 60,000 jobs in solar panel manufacturing and $82 billion in turbine tower production by 2050 are in the wind if Australia becomes a clean energy superpower. Manufacturing will also get a shot in the arm from port-side construction plants,...[Read More]

Business interruption insurance

11 April

A crucial though sometimes overlooked safeguard, business interruption insurance provides financial protection for companies facing unexpected disruptions.   But who exactly is it for? The short answer: any business that wants to ensure continuity...[Read More]

Unlocking Productivity: Strategies for Overcoming Obstacles and Boosting Self-Motivation

11 April

In our fast-paced world, it’s not uncommon to find ourselves overwhelmed by tasks, deadlines, and personal commitments. This avalanche of responsibilities can often leave us feeling stuck, struggling to tick items off our to-do...[Read More]

Public servants win push for extra reproductive leave

10 April

A new pay deal for Victoria’s public servants will be put to a final vote, with an extra five days of reproductive leave on the table for women. The four-year Victorian public service wage offer includes annual pay rises of three per cent in line...[Read More]

How to identify and choose the right business structure

4 April

All successful businesses depend on a solid and dependable structure. While you can always work it out as you go, improvisation in the business world is inefficient, highly risky, and likely to lead to failure. Getting the right systems in place...[Read More]

Industrial pioneers get $20m to turn science into jobs

3 April

Australia’s industrial pioneers will benefit from a $20 million lifeline that extends federal support through the national science agency. “With today’s announcement, up to 750 more small businesses will get their chance to work with CSIRO to...[Read More]

Greens shoots for Australian manufacturing sector

3 April

Australia’s manufacturing industry had a better start to the year after activity hit a low point heading into Christmas. The business surveys underpinning the Australian Industry Index signalled a recovery in industry across the first quarter of...[Read More]

PM announces Samantha Mostyn AO as new governor-general

3 April

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced Samantha Mostyn AO will become Australia’s next governor-general. The King accepted Mr Albanese’s recommendation to appoint the 59-year-old business and community leader as the 28th...[Read More]

‘First step’ to improve lives of autistic Australians

3 April

A helping hand to start a business and sensory-friendly public spaces are some of the ways the federal government hopes to better the lives of hundreds of thousands of autistic Australians. Unveiling a draft version of its national strategy, Social...[Read More]