• Superannuation

    Nearly 1 million young workers closed or drained their super through COVID early release


    First 5000 |  January 25, 2021


    Nearly one million young workers under the age of 35 have either closed their super accounts or now have less than $1000 in super as a result of the COVID Early Release Scheme, according to a new analysis by the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST).


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  • Jobs

    Employment rose 50,000 in December


    First 5000 |  January 22, 2021


    Seasonally adjusted employment increased by 50,000 people between November and December 2020 according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).


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  • Business

    How organisations can enable efficient printing from the home office


    First 5000 |  January 21, 2021


    For small and medium-sized enterprises, access to cloud and edge computing to reduce infrastructure costs and empower printing at home is now more important than ever, according to Y Soft.


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  • Insurance

    Vulnerable businesses underprepared for another disaster: research


    First 5000 |  January 20, 2021


    A new report from Business Australia shows that despite the widespread damage and impact of COVID and the bushfires on Australian businesses, 62 per cent of SMEs still have not taken out adequate cover. 


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  • Coronavirus

    JobKeeper flaw creates staffing issues for struggling small businesses  


    First 5000 |  January 19, 2021


    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is calling on the Federal Government to change JobKeeper rules to allow struggling small businesses to replace staff.


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  • Resilience

    How to improve Australia’s national resilience: GAP Summit


    Catherine Fritz-Kalish |  January 18, 2021


    The final report from ‘A Vision for Australia 2020’ Global Access Partners Summit, released today, examines the issues of national resilience and highlights recommendations to safeguard Australia against future threats.


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  • Tax

    Tax

    Have your say: future of payroll tax in Australia


    First 5000 |  January 15, 2021


    The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is seeking your assistance to better inform the public debate over the need for payroll tax reform in Australia by participating in the Payroll Tax on Australian Business Survey.


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  • Resilience

    HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you do to ensure your business is resilient?


    Helen Hull |  November 2, 2020


    Resilience has become an important focus for the business community. We ask you to have your say today!


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