• 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 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 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. Australian Treasurer, the 

  • 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 

  • Australian IT spending set to increase 3.5% next year

    First 5000     |     November 13, 2018

    Spending on information technology (IT) products and services in Australia is forecast to reach almost A$93 billion in 2019, an increase of 3.5 percent from 2018, slightly higher than the 

  • Auto Dealers concerned about margin compression, consumer confidence

    First 5000     |     November 12, 2018

    Australian automobile dealers are highly concerned about margin compression and consumer confidence according to insights found in the inaugural Cox Automotive Australia Dealer

  • Prompter payments for subbies

    First 5000     |     November 12, 2018

    Building contractors and sub-contractors in NSW will now enjoy more financial security and prompter payments for their work, under reforms introduced to Parliament on 24 October. Minister for Better Regulation Matt 

  • Financial security is good for your mental health

    First 5000     |     November 11, 2018

    Australians who have higher incomes and greater wealth are more likely to experience better mental health throughout their lives, new research led by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre has found. The 

  • Make your business’s homepage stand out!

    First 5000     |     November 10, 2018

    The homepage is the most important page of your business’s website.  It is the virtual shop front to your business, providing your customers a first impression of what you have 

  • Cultural issues slow digital change in Australian companies

    First 5000     |     November 10, 2018

    It’s not technology or even budget that’s holding Australian organisations back when it comes to digital transformation, it’s culture. New research* of mid- to large-sized Australian businesses highlights the 

  • Empowering consumers against companies

    First 5000     |     November 9, 2018

    ACCC Chair Rod Sims has told the West Australian Australian-Israeli Chamber of Commerce in Perth that the ACCC will continue to give a voice to consumers and push companies to 

  • 9 tips to improve your social media presence

    First 5000     |     November 8, 2018

    Despite the recent Facebook controversy and changes on other social platforms which limit the effectiveness of advertising, SMEs can still benefit from an active social media presence, given the continuing 

  • $2.4 million boost for NSW Defence Innovation Network

    First 5000     |     November 7, 2018

    New South Wales' Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair has officially launched the state's Defence Innovation Network (DIN), a $5 million NSW Government-funded initiative to increase collaboration between the 

  • Building the resilience of Australian manufacturers

    First 5000     |     November 7, 2018

    Australia is currently home to one of the most volatile manufacturing industries in the world. Opportunities for companies to protect themselves against these economic ups and downs is the topic 

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