• Pacific Development

    Not-so-free trade in the Asia Pacific


    Shaun Cameron |  October 22, 2021


    Free trade facilitated rapid economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region, but new trade barriers, geopolitical rivalries, the COVID-19 pandemic, and regional inequality are threatening this expansion. Shaun Cameron explains.


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  • New normal

    How has COVID changed the way we should collaborate and innovate?


    Kate Bettes |  October 21, 2021


    Many organisations will retain hybrid working to improve collaboration, communication, productivity and innovation as COVID restrictions ease. Kate Bettes explains.


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  • Cyber security

    How to recover from a ransomware attack


    Glenn Maiden |  October 20, 2021


    Next week’s Australian Cyber Week 25-29 October 2021 is  designed to help Australians raise their awareness of and improve their online security. Awareness and resilience have never been more important as the cyberthreat landscape continues to evolve, according to Glenn Maiden from Fortinet.


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  • Climate change

    What net zero best practice means for business: report


    First 5000 |  October 18, 2021


    There is huge momentum in companies adopting climate commitments including net zero targets in Australia. But there is so much variety in the kinds of climate commitments being announced, according to a report released today from ClimateWorks Australia.


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  • New normal

    What does a ‘Covid-normal’ workplace look like?


    Rachel Packham |  October 15, 2021


    Workplaces are changing, offering more flexibility than ever, says a UNSW Canberra report. But not everyone has fallen in love with hybrid ways of working.


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  • New normal

    Delivering successful projects with a remote workforce


    Kyle Muir |  October 14, 2021


    Remote working wasn’t always a consideration in the past for organisations that collaborate closely with clients and deliver business-critical services, such as partners but COVID changed all that. Kyle Muir, practice manager, modern work and digital at Intergen shares five keys to managing remote teams for success as a partner.


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  • New normal

    Your talent is on the fly! Here is everything you need to do to keep them


    Zivit Inbar |  October 13, 2021


    The great resignation wave is here, according to people, culture, leadership expert and CEO of DifferenThinking, Zivit Inbar. 


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  • Have your say

    HAVE YOUR SAY: What does the ‘new normal’ look like for your business?


    First 5000 |  September 1, 2021


    What does the ‘new normal’ look like for your business? We invite you to have your say about what changes you have made to your business as a result of COVID-19 and what you think the broader future is for Australian companies.


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Latest News

  • ‘Buy Australian Now’ and support your local makers and growers!

    First 5000     |      October 19, 2021

    ‘Buy Australian Now’, the latest campaign from Australian Made is urging all Aussies to support local jobs and economic recovery by backing our local makers and growers as the country begins to open up and prepare for the festive season.

  • Backing our own know-how: a choice we should make

    Ed Husic MP     |      October 12, 2021

    Ed Husic MP delivered the following keynote address at the Global Access Partners 12th Annual Summit on Friday 8 October. This year’s focus was the ‘New Normal’.

  • Why risk is a pathway to opportunity

    Lisa Sisson     |      October 7, 2021

    Risk is not something you need to fear; you just need to understand it, even though it can be uncomfortable to do so. Risk management expert Lisa Sisson explains.

  • Global accounting profession unites to target net zero emissions

    First 5000     |      October 6, 2021

    Australia’s major professional accounting bodies CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) have joined 10 global and national accounting bodies to commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Australia – A complacent nation

    John Blackburn     |      October 5, 2021

    Lead author of the final report from the GAP/IIER-A National Resilience Initiative John Blackburn AO introduces the recommendations of an 18-month long project which brought together over 250 Australian experts to examine the nation’s resilience in the face of a changing world.

  • Australia’s digital competitiveness slide accelerates

    First 5000     |      October 1, 2021

    Australia’s digital competitiveness is in decline with the nation dropping five places in a ranking of the digital competitiveness of 64 countries released earlier this week.

  • New lending options boost SMEs and the economy

    First 5000     |      September 30, 2021

    Changes to lending markets over the last decade means there are now a wide range of finance options available for small businesses that don’t require property as security, according to a new report by the Productivity Commission.

  • ANZ business travellers are ready to restart travelling despite the global pandemic

    First 5000     |      September 29, 2021

    A recent study from SAP Concur found that 98 per cent of surveyed business travellers from Australia and New Zealand were ready to travel for business in the next 12 months, with 68 per cent noting they were ‘very willing’ to do this.