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]

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]

‘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]

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]

Businesses on Facebook, Instagram can be Meta-verified

1 November

Businesses on Facebook or Instagram can subscribe to a verification tool that should stop consumers getting stung while shopping online. Just this week, Australia’s well-known fashion label Sportscraft warned customers there had been an increase...[Read More]

Workplace bill won’t force workers off casual contracts

1 November

Casual workers who do no want to transition into permanent contracts will not be forced to after the government agreed to amend its workplace reforms bill. The laws seek to close loopholes in an attempt to improve pay, protections for gig economy...[Read More]