• Fraud

    Kogan in Court for alleged false or misleading discount advertisements

    First 5000 |  May 24, 2019

    The ACCC has instituted proceedings against Kogan Australia Pty Ltd (Kogan) in the Federal Court alleging that Kogan made false or misleading representations about a 10% discount promotion, in breach of the Australian Consumer Law.

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  • Technology and Engineering

    Australian railway research institute to collaborate with International Union of Railways

    First 5000 |  May 24, 2019

    The International Union of Railways, a global organisation that brings together international stakeholders interested in railway advancement, has signed a MOU with Monash University’s Institute of Railway Technology.

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  • Economy

    Birdwatchers boost NSW economy

    First 5000 |  May 24, 2019

    A group of birds that are not usually found in Australia attracted hundreds of birders to a relatively remote town on the north coast of NSW, resulting in a significant boost to the Australian economy.

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Latest News

  • Deloitte dominates AMI marketing awards

    Helen Hull     |      October 31, 2011

    Professional services firm and First 5000 partner, Deloitte has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading marketers by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).

    Deloitte partner and chief marketing officer David Redhill was named Certified Practising Marketer of the Year, while Deloitte Fantasy Football, which harnessed social media on a global level, took out the top gong for best internal marketing campaign.

  • Business Victoria MasterClass for Growth

    Helen Hull     |      October 26, 2011


    If you run a business in Victoria and are considering expanding your operations, Business Victoria’s MasterClass for Growth program is for you.

    Held annually, the MasterClass is designed for growing small to medium-sized businesses with two to 200 staff and a turnover of over of at least $500,000. This means First 5000 members are eligible.

  • Cloud Computing: the next big thing or incremental improvement?

    Helen Hull     |      October 25, 2011

    Are you interested in hearing from the same technology expert that members US congress turn to for advice?  

    Rob Atkinson, President of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a Washington DC based, technology policy think tank will speak about how the cloud compares with other technology innovations and about its place in a technologically advanced economy. 

  • Kwik Kopy recognised in franchise Top 10

    Helen Hull     |      October 25, 2011

    Kwik Kopy has again made the Top 10 list of Australian franchises in a survey conducted by independent consumer franchise service, topfranchise.com.au.

    The corporate design and print solutions specialist and First 5000 partner, continues its climb to the top, this time improving two more spots, to secure fourth position in the latest results. 

  • Have your say: ISO 31000 – Risk Management

    Helen Hull     |      October 25, 2011

    First 5000 members are invited to have their say on the first global survey of ISO 31000–Risk Management Principle and Guidelines.

    The survey will run until 31 October 2011.

  • Social media business essentials

    Helen Hull     |      October 19, 2011

    First 5000, in association with Deloitte Private, is hosting a complimentary seminar for CEOs, CIOs, CFOs and CMDs of successful mid-size businesses to explore the myths and realities of social media.

    When: Tuesday 22 November 12.30 to 2.00pm
    Where: Deloitte, Grosvenor Place, Level 9, 225 George Street Sydney NSW
    Speaker: Stieve de Lance, Deloitte’s convergent media expert

  • Ten important considerations for procurement when engaging marketing

    Darren Woolley     |      October 18, 2011

    Darren Woolley, managing director, of marketing consultancy, TrinityP3 outlines the ten most important things your procurement department should consider when working with the marketing team.

  • Have your say: Broadband-Enabled Innovation Program

    Helen Hull     |      October 17, 2011

    Do you have innovative ideas about how Victoria can effectively benefit from the use of high-capacity broadband?

    Expressions of Interest for Round 2 of the Broadband-Enabled Innovation Program (BEIP) are now open and close on Friday, 4 November 2011.

  • How sustainable is your office?

    Jennifer Levasseur     |      October 10, 2011

    After feedback from our customers about not knowing where to focus their attention when moving to a more sustainable business, we decided to enter into an alliance with GreenBizCheck.

    Our commercial relationship gives Corporate Express customers FREE access to a tool that lets you see how sustainable your office is at this point in time.

  • IBM Finance Forum 2011

    Nick Peers     |      October 5, 2011

    In today’s business world heightened uncertainty is now part of the normal course of business. Everything from consumer demand, to commodities prices and exchange rates remain volatile.

    How to grow revenue and  profits, and improve return on invested capital while managing risk in uncertain times is on everyone’s mind.

  • The internet bigger than Iron ore for Australia

    Josh Tanchel     |      October 4, 2011

    Online contribution bigger than iron ore says Deloitte Access Economics.

    A new report by Deloitte Access Economics, The Connected Continent: How the Internet is Transforming Australia’s Economy estimates that the Internet contributed $50 billion, or 3.6% of Australia’s Gross Domestic Product in 2010 and that contribution is primed to boom.

  • Industry action plans, taskforces to grow NSW economy

    Helen Hull     |      September 28, 2011

    The New South Wales government will target five sectors through the development of Industry Taskforces and Action Plans as part of its growth strategy.

    Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner announced earlier this month that manufacturing, professional services, the digital economy, international education and research and tourism and events would be the first sectors targeted under the initiative.  

  • Think Talk Drink: a national innovation agenda for Australia

    Marian Spencer     |      September 27, 2011

    It seems everyone knows about Australia’s ‘two-speed economy’, our national reliance on commodity exports, and the problems in manufacturing and tourism arising from the strong Aussie dollar.

    But is our economic future limited to being China’s quarry?  Or is there another, smarter alternative?

    Former Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett will address these questions in a special Talk, Think, Drink event hosted by the Centre for Policy Development and Essential Media Communications at Trades Hall, 377 Sussex Street, Sydney, on Tuesday 25 October from 6.30pm to 8pm.

  • Have your say: Future COAG Regulatory Reform Agenda Stakeholder Consultation Paper

    Helen Hull     |      September 27, 2011

    COAG’s Business Regulation and Competition Working Group is inviting businesses to comment on future reform priorities that address barriers to the effective functioning of national markets and ways to improve Australia’s productivity and competitiveness.

    Closing date for submissions:  Friday 21 October 2011.

  • Going into a business partnership? Seven attributes to consider first

    Simon Rowell     |      September 21, 2011

    Having been involved in both successful and unsuccessful business partnerships in the past, I have come to realise a few truths along the way that could be useful for anyone contemplating entering a partnership.

    Thinking about the attributes before committing will allow for a degree of objectivity in a time when all parties are optimistic for the future. It is worth remembering that no one thinks of anything but success when forming business partnerships, yet many still do end up falling apart over time.