• Superannuation

    Time to make super payable on pay day for everyone: ISA

    First 5000 |  July 22, 2019

    Industry Super Australia (ISA) is calling for action on unpaid super with a new campaign calling for super to be paid on pay day – as it currently does for our federal politicians.

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  • Family Firms

    Lessons from successful family businesses

    Graeme Lofts |  July 19, 2019

    A new book, Family Business Success Stories, describes the journeys of eight Australian families who have led their businesses through more than 100 years and a total of 39 generations.

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  • Digital transformation

    New Australian style manual is coming

    First 5000 |  July 19, 2019

    Ethos CRS has been appointed by the Digital Transformation Agency to undertake the first stage of the project to develop the seventh edition of the Australian Government’s Style manual.

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Latest News

  • Fair Work Act review outlined

    Helen Hull     |      December 20, 2011

    The Federal Government has announced the details of an independent review of the Fair Work Act.

    The review of the Fair Work Act, first announced when the legislation was introduced, will be conducted by Reserve Bank Board Member John Edwards, former Federal Court Judge, the Honourable Michael Moore and legal and workplace relations academic Professor Ron McCallum.

  • Kwik Kopy Australia designs campaign with Australian Red Cross

    Helen Hull     |      December 20, 2011

    Corporate design and print solutions specialist and First 5000 partner Kwik Kopy Australia has partnered with Australian Red Cross on its latest direct mail campaign.

    The new direct mail campaign will promote further understanding of Red Cross’ humanitarian work amongst small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Australia.

  • Learn how an improved privacy strategy can increase market share

    Peter Kocovski     |      December 19, 2011

    As the issue of individual identity and privacy become more complex, organisations need more disciplined responses to protect customer and organisational interests and comply with best practice.

    For many organisations, Contact Centres are now the first and sometimes the only point of contact for their customers.

  • Have your say: Strata Laws

    Helen Hull     |      December 19, 2011

    The New South Wales Government plans to commence a review of the State’s strata and community title laws in 2012, which may include significant amendments to the existing legislation.

    Contributions close: 29 February 2012.

  • Have your say: anti-discrimination laws

    Helen Hull     |      December 13, 2011


    The Attorney-General and Minister for Finance and Deregulation launched a public discussion paper to seek community views on consolidating Commonwealth anti-discrimination law in September 2011.

    The project to consolidate existing Commonwealth anti-discrimination law into a single Act is a key component of Australia’s Human Rights Framework. First 5000 members are invited to submit your opinions on the discussion paper until 1 February 2012.

  • Are you cloud ready?

    Joanne Dooley     |      December 13, 2011

    For many midsized organisations, the Cloud used to represent a step into the unknown that may invite security risks, increased costs and a larger IT workload.

    Joanne believes organisations are now realising that cloud computing can actually reduce IT costs by moving the right workloads to a cloud-based IT consumption model. The Cloud can provide anytime access to key business applications, provide organisations with new capabilities and streamline business, whilst maintaining the right level of security.

  • Top 10 Ways Marketers Waste Money

    Darren Woolley     |      December 12, 2011

    TrinityP3’s Darren Woolley has created a resource that can to be returned to over again to remind ourselves of the basics you have to get right before you can ever have a chance to soar above your competitors. 

    While many advertisers are looking for complex and sophisticated strategies it is often the basics that are being overlooked or are totally missing.

  • Corporate Express helps organisations reduce carbon footprint

    Helen Hull     |      December 6, 2011

    Office supplier Corporate Express has made it easy for customers to choose an Australian made carbon neutral alternative by making its best selling product, A4/A3 copy paper EXP800/801, carbon neutral.

    EXP800/801 is one of the first office copy paper products to receive the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) certification. It is also certified under the Australian Forestry Standard and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

  • Deloitte drives debate on the new realities facing the Lucky Country

    Craig Holland     |      December 6, 2011

    The first paper to be published under Deloitte’s Building the Lucky Country initiative is pertinently called Where is your next worker?  

    This initial discussion piece urges Australian businesses and government to act now to get ahead of the looming skill shortage.

  • How many account people does it take to make you change your agency?

    Mick Hunter     |      December 5, 2011

    Do you ever think about the number of people servicing your business and the red tape you have to go through to get things done. Mick Hunter believes it is important to work with the decision makers when dealing with outside contractors like creative advertising agencies rather than the ‘yes men’. 

    I was lucky enough to be in back-to-back meetings a few months ago (now you don’t hear anyone say that too often).

  • Why switching off makes sense

    Beverley Head     |      November 29, 2011

    Ever wondered why you have your best ideas when you are in the shower, or driving the car, or walking the dog? It’s because you actually give your brain time to process the stuff that’s already in there.

    Sometimes switching off makes sense.

  • Google Plus for Business, LinkedIn and Brand Integration Strategy

    Jennifer Bishop     |      November 29, 2011

    Get ahead of the curve for 2012 Sydney with the Google Plus for Business, LinkedIn and Brand Integration Strategy seminar.

    Join Jennifer Bishop, Linkedinologist, Director Content and Copy Australia for a Business to Business Only interactive learning experience on 16 January 2012 at Cliftons Sydney.


  • ACCI voice concerns over $20 billion super increase

    Helen Hull     |      November 28, 2011

    Members of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) have raised concerns over the decision by the House of Representatives to legislate seven increases to the employer funded superannuation levy, raising it from 9% of payroll to 12%.

    Last week (24 November) twenty six representatives of the nation’s leading employer bodies signed a resolution of protest against the levy which passed the Lower House as part of Labor’s mining tax package due to the lack consultation and engagement with employers.

  • Retailers support move to alleviate parental leave administration

    Helen Hull     |      November 28, 2011

    The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has voiced its favour of the Coalition’s move to alleviate retailers from the unnecessary burden of having to act as administrators of the paid parental leave scheme.

    ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman said retailers were in full support of Government-funded paid parental leave but said the red tape associated with acting as paymasters of the scheme and the added business costs to retailers were pointless.

  • Have Your Say: Measures to Extend Australian Industry Participation

    Helen Hull     |      November 23, 2011

    You’re invited to comment on measures to extend Australian industry participation outlined in a consultation paper released by the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research earlier this month.

    Proposed changes include improving access to large government grants over $20 million for Australian businesses, tightening the administration of the Enhanced Project By-law Scheme (EPBS), and publication of Australian Industry Participation (AIP) plans and outcomes.