• Politics and Policy

    Australia and UK sign free trade agreement


    First 5000 |  June 22, 2021


    A new free trade agreement signed with the UK last week will deliver more Australian jobs and business opportunities for exporters, bringing both countries closer together in a changing strategic environment.


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  • Mature workers

    Have your say: health and wellbeing of mature workers


    Lyndall Strazdins |  June 21, 2021


    An ARC funded partnership of academics, Federal Government, and NGOs are concerned about the health and wellbeing of older workers. Have your say today!


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  • Pacific Development

    Summit for the Pacific and Small Island Nations


    First 5000 |  June 17, 2021


    The COVID pandemic’s disruption of trade, tourism and travel has seen Small Island Nations face their largest collective challenge in a generation. The official programme for the GAP Summit for the Pacific and Small Island Nations on 18 June 2021 has been released.


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  • Coronavirus

    Setting your business up for success through uncertainty


    Rachel Bevans |  June 16, 2021


    With optimism amongst mid-sized businesses reported to be increasing, Rachel Bevans of The Healthy Brand Company spoke to a group of leaders to understand what’s driving this and what sets their organisation up for success through certain and uncertain times.  


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  • Business

    Why businesses must look beyond score chasing to improve their culture


    Ben Bars |  June 15, 2021


    Employee net promoter scores (eNPS) – do they really tell the full story? Ben Bars, CEO of culture consultancy We Are Unity explains that if a business genuinely seeks to make a cultural change, it needs to identify the root cause of the problem.


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  • Coronavirus Work and Wellbeing

    Seven practices businesses should keep from the pandemic


    Stephen Darracott |  June 10, 2021


    It’s important for organisations to consider ways to continue new COVID-19 working practices into the future, according to Stephen Darracott from Pitney Bowes.


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  • Coronavirus

    Two is the magic number


    First 5000 |  June 9, 2021


    The keys to collaboration between small business and the research sector have been revealed in a major new report. A survey of small to medium businesses found those in collaborations with researchers were introducing more products and better protected from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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  • Have your say Pacific Relationships

    HAVE YOUR SAY: How can we build stronger business relationships between Australia and the Pacific?


    Helen Hull |  May 3, 2021


    Australia’s relations with our Pacific neighbours has been recognised as being of fundamental importance and vital interest to Australia.


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