• Insurance Superannuation

    New opt-in life insurance rules for young workers


    First 5000 |  November 17, 2018


    A new requirement for young Australians to consciously opt-in for life insurance inside superannuation plus other super changes contained in the 2018-19 Federal Budget represent sensible public policy and highlight the need for an overhaul of current group life arrangements.


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  • Conversation Growth and Jobs Human resources

    Will technology take your job?


    David Fagan |  November 17, 2018


    Will we all be replaced by robots and computers? New analysis says more of us are safer than we thought, but some people will still need new professions.


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  • Green Business

    Green Roofing Startup: how to make it thrive


    Lillian Connors |  November 17, 2018


    There is no denying that the environmental revolution taking place in recent decades around the world has created an opportune environment for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to kick-start their own business in the eco-friendly market.


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Latest News

  • Kurt Fearnley named 2019 NSW Australian of the Year

    First 5000     |      November 16, 2018

    On accepting the award as 2019 NSW Australian of the Year,  Kurt Fearnley AO made a very moving speech acknowledging his life as a proud Australian and key moments that have brought him to where he is today. 

  • WGEA data shows employer action has delivered results

    First 5000     |      November 16, 2018

    The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) released a report on Tuesday (13 November) which shows that over the last five years, employer action is improving workplace gender equality.

  • Defence sector collaboration signed to support SMEs

    First 5000     |      November 16, 2018

    The Australian Industry Group Defence Council has signed MOUs with the Defence Teaming Centre (DTC) and Australian Industry and Defence Network Inc (AIDN National) to collaborate on the development and capacity building of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) within the defence sector.

  • Wages rise 0.6% in the September quarter 2018

    First 5000     |      November 15, 2018

    The seasonally adjusted Wage Price Index (WPI) rose 0.6 per cent in September quarter 2018 and 2.3 per cent through the year, according to figures released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

  • Get ahead in your business writing

    Grace Carter     |      November 15, 2018

    There are many ways you can make your writing work better for you. Here we look at some hacks that will set you apart for clear, effective business communication.

  • Advisory focus should be on medium business clients

    Mike Rich     |      November 15, 2018

    Too much time is going into promoting apps to small and micro business clients while Medium and large businesses account for two thirds of our economic activity and the revenue for most bigger accounting firms.

  • ACCC leading global campaign to target safety of products sold online

    First 5000     |      November 14, 2018

    This International Product Safety Week (12-16 November) the ACCC, along with the European Commission and 24 other countries, is focused on reducing the number of unsafe consumer products being sold online.

  • Nine targets Small to Medium Businesses in 9Galaxy evolution

    First 5000     |      November 14, 2018

    Nine has unveiled the next stage of plans to simplify and further automate the buying of television through its unique proprietary technology 9Galaxy and launched 9Voyager, aimed at opening the TV market to more small and medium enterprise (SME) owners. 

  • Payment times review will identify Australia’s worst payers

    Kate Carnell     |      November 14, 2018

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), Kate Carnell has announced a review of payment times, to measure the effects of late or extended payment practices on the cash flow of small businesses and family enterprises in Australia.

  • Tax relief for small and medium-sized businesses

    First 5000     |      November 13, 2018

    Millions of small and medium–sized businesses across Australia will pay less tax five years sooner, with new laws fast-tracking tax relief for the sector passing Parliament, last month.

  • Australia over two-thirds to optimal workplace mental health, wellbeing

    First 5000     |      November 13, 2018

    SuperFriend, the national mental health organisation influencing positive change in workplace mental health and wellbeing, has released its annual ‘Indicators of a Thriving Workplace’ report, which measures the current state of mental health and wellbeing in Australian workplaces against a desired state.

  • Australian IT spending set to increase 3.5% next year

    First 5000     |      November 13, 2018

    Spending on information technology products and services in Australia is forecast to reach almost A$93 billion in 2019, slightly higher than the global average growth rate of 3.2%.