• 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

  • Learn how an improved privacy strategy can increase market share

    Peter Kocovski     |      December 19, 2011

    As the issue of individual identity and privacy become more complex, organisations need more disciplined responses to protect customer and organisational interests and comply with best practice.

    For many organisations, Contact Centres are now the first and sometimes the only point of contact for their customers.

  • Have your say: Strata Laws

    Helen Hull     |      December 19, 2011

    The New South Wales Government plans to commence a review of the State’s strata and community title laws in 2012, which may include significant amendments to the existing legislation.

    Contributions close: 29 February 2012.

  • Have your say: anti-discrimination laws

    Helen Hull     |      December 13, 2011


    The Attorney-General and Minister for Finance and Deregulation launched a public discussion paper to seek community views on consolidating Commonwealth anti-discrimination law in September 2011.

    The project to consolidate existing Commonwealth anti-discrimination law into a single Act is a key component of Australia’s Human Rights Framework. First 5000 members are invited to submit your opinions on the discussion paper until 1 February 2012.

  • Are you cloud ready?

    Joanne Dooley     |      December 13, 2011

    For many midsized organisations, the Cloud used to represent a step into the unknown that may invite security risks, increased costs and a larger IT workload.

    Joanne believes organisations are now realising that cloud computing can actually reduce IT costs by moving the right workloads to a cloud-based IT consumption model. The Cloud can provide anytime access to key business applications, provide organisations with new capabilities and streamline business, whilst maintaining the right level of security.

  • Top 10 Ways Marketers Waste Money

    Darren Woolley     |      December 12, 2011

    TrinityP3’s Darren Woolley has created a resource that can to be returned to over again to remind ourselves of the basics you have to get right before you can ever have a chance to soar above your competitors. 

    While many advertisers are looking for complex and sophisticated strategies it is often the basics that are being overlooked or are totally missing.

  • Corporate Express helps organisations reduce carbon footprint

    Helen Hull     |      December 6, 2011

    Office supplier Corporate Express has made it easy for customers to choose an Australian made carbon neutral alternative by making its best selling product, A4/A3 copy paper EXP800/801, carbon neutral.

    EXP800/801 is one of the first office copy paper products to receive the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) certification. It is also certified under the Australian Forestry Standard and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

  • Deloitte drives debate on the new realities facing the Lucky Country

    Craig Holland     |      December 6, 2011

    The first paper to be published under Deloitte’s Building the Lucky Country initiative is pertinently called Where is your next worker?  

    This initial discussion piece urges Australian businesses and government to act now to get ahead of the looming skill shortage.

  • How many account people does it take to make you change your agency?

    Mick Hunter     |      December 5, 2011

    Do you ever think about the number of people servicing your business and the red tape you have to go through to get things done. Mick Hunter believes it is important to work with the decision makers when dealing with outside contractors like creative advertising agencies rather than the ‘yes men’. 

    I was lucky enough to be in back-to-back meetings a few months ago (now you don’t hear anyone say that too often).

  • Why switching off makes sense

    Beverley Head     |      November 29, 2011

    Ever wondered why you have your best ideas when you are in the shower, or driving the car, or walking the dog? It’s because you actually give your brain time to process the stuff that’s already in there.

    Sometimes switching off makes sense.

  • Google Plus for Business, LinkedIn and Brand Integration Strategy

    Jennifer Bishop     |      November 29, 2011

    Get ahead of the curve for 2012 Sydney with the Google Plus for Business, LinkedIn and Brand Integration Strategy seminar.

    Join Jennifer Bishop, Linkedinologist, Director Content and Copy Australia for a Business to Business Only interactive learning experience on 16 January 2012 at Cliftons Sydney.


  • ACCI voice concerns over $20 billion super increase

    Helen Hull     |      November 28, 2011

    Members of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) have raised concerns over the decision by the House of Representatives to legislate seven increases to the employer funded superannuation levy, raising it from 9% of payroll to 12%.

    Last week (24 November) twenty six representatives of the nation’s leading employer bodies signed a resolution of protest against the levy which passed the Lower House as part of Labor’s mining tax package due to the lack consultation and engagement with employers.

  • Retailers support move to alleviate parental leave administration

    Helen Hull     |      November 28, 2011

    The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has voiced its favour of the Coalition’s move to alleviate retailers from the unnecessary burden of having to act as administrators of the paid parental leave scheme.

    ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman said retailers were in full support of Government-funded paid parental leave but said the red tape associated with acting as paymasters of the scheme and the added business costs to retailers were pointless.

  • Have Your Say: Measures to Extend Australian Industry Participation

    Helen Hull     |      November 23, 2011

    You’re invited to comment on measures to extend Australian industry participation outlined in a consultation paper released by the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research earlier this month.

    Proposed changes include improving access to large government grants over $20 million for Australian businesses, tightening the administration of the Enhanced Project By-law Scheme (EPBS), and publication of Australian Industry Participation (AIP) plans and outcomes.

  • Are you doing your bit for sustainability?

    Jennifer Levasseur     |      November 21, 2011

    Are you looking for a step by step guide to make your workplace more sustainable? 

    Staples Soul, the third sustainability report released by First 5000 partner Corporate Express, has all you need to help your business.

  • In B2B, how do we monetise social media?

    Michael Friedberg     |      November 21, 2011

    There is much to say and read about social media. When you start looking and start talking much of it is relevant in business to consumer marketing.

    Here the linkages to ROI are much more straightforward. And there are some great examples, Air New Zealand has done wonders with Grab-a-Seat.