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]

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]

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]

Work, Wander, and Well-being: Mastering the Art of the Working Holiday

28 March

Taking your business on the road for a working holiday presents an enticing blend of work and leisure, allowing you to explore new destinations while keeping your operations running smoothly.   This concept has gained popularity with the rise of...[Read More]

Contractors in line for rewards over gender pay wins

27 March

Large employers will have to make concrete progress on gender equality targets if they want to stay in the running for future government work. Under a planned policy change, businesses with more than 500 employees will need to choose three...[Read More]

‘Full-time, always-on’ senior roles lock out women

27 March

Job sharing and more part-time senior roles are among ways employers are elevating more women into leadership and narrowing gender pay gaps. Only seven per cent of managers work part-time compared to 22 per cent of non-managers – percentages the...[Read More]

PM says minimum wage workers ‘should not fall behind’

27 March

Millions of workers covered by awards and minimum rates of pay will be hoping for a sizeable wage boost this year to help cover cost of living pressures that are only recently starting to ease. The annual wage review debate has kicked off this week...[Read More]

Empowering Your Future: The Top 10 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

21 March

Starting your own business is a journey filled with challenges, opportunities, and personal growth. It’s a path that many choose to embark upon for a myriad of reasons, each unique to the individual’s aspirations and circumstances.    Here are...[Read More]

Workers underprepared as AI reaches turning point

20 March

Only one in 20 Australian businesses are ready to deploy and leverage AI despite research suggesting almost all jobs will be affected, a report says. The crucial lack of understanding about generative artificial intelligence comes as workers already...[Read More]