• Tax


    What’s changed, what’s new: preparing for EOFY 2021

    First 5000 |  June 24, 2021

    Submitting your EOFY tax return isn’t a simple task for many taxpayers and business owners – following another unusual year with additional allowances and tax subsidies, it’s important to be aware of all the changes. 

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  • Workplace Environment

    Team approach to workplace bullying vital

    Michael Plowright |  June 23, 2021

    Businesses facing workplace bullying issues should take a team approach because solutions are not binary as bullying behaviours impact the entire organisation and all staff in some way, according to Michael Plowright, director of Working Well Together.

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  • 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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  • 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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Latest News

  • Gimmick or effective selling tool? The use of imaginative product displays in store

    First 5000     |      June 11, 2021

    Have you stood back to admire the creative, ‘gimmicky’ and attractive product displays in retail stores? A new international study has found that these displays subtly awaken customer senses and increase purchase behaviour.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Franchising Code reforms help level playing field for franchisees

    First 5000     |      June 8, 2021

    Significant reforms to the Franchising Code of Conduct announced by the Australian Government last week (1 June) will help level the playing field across the franchising sector, according to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson. 

  • Timely innovation to aid agribusinesses in Solomon Islands

    First 5000     |      June 7, 2021

    A small Solomon Islands based project with the potential to be a game changer in the logistics and agribusiness sector has received a funding boost from the Australian Government.

  • Drive business success through building stronger relationships with contingent workforce

    Rachel Bevans     |      June 4, 2021

    As more businesses take a lean approach to their organisation structure, they rely on contractors, freelancers and sub-contractors or their “contingent workforce” for fulfilling their human resource needs on an on-demand, short-term basis, Rachel Bevans from The Healthy Brand Company explains.

  • Experience, knowledge and commitment: valuing older workers

    Meagan Lawson     |      June 3, 2021

    Current practices, experiences and barriers to work place participation from mature workers, and the types of support and intervention that will best meet the needs of employees and employers across a range of businesses are highlighted in a new report from Challenger and COTA NSW.

  • Being a Consultant in the Pacific

    Kenneth Katafono     |      June 2, 2021

    We push innovation and digitalisation in the Pacific agriculture and fisheries sectors at Traseable Solutions based in Fiji. We try our best to create opportunities for ourselves and carve out a niche in these sectors.