• 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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  • Work and Wellbeing

    Time for your workplace well-being to get a health check

    Gary Martin |  January 14, 2021

    Corporate wellness and workplace well-being are having a moment in the sun – even though some say they are simply making another comeback, Professor Gary Martin explains.

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  • Superannuation

    Workers shouldn’t have to choose between 12% super or a pay rise

    First 5000 |  January 13, 2021

    Australians are likely to be financially worse off over their lifetime under a proposal being considered by the Morrison Government to give workers a choice of a super rise or a pay rise, The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) warned today.

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  • Tax


    Ombudsman calls for new software-specific R&D Tax Incentive

    First 5000 |  January 12, 2021

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called for an industry-specific R&D Tax Incentive, saying the current system is hampering investment and growth in the sector.

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  • Retail

    ABS confirms bumper month of retail trade for November

    First 5000 |  January 11, 2021

    Australian retail sales increased 13.3 per cent last November, compared to the same time in 2019, according to official data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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  • Business

    Aussie production soars, jobs to pick up in 2021

    First 5000 |  January 8, 2021

    Australian manufacturing production was at its highest level at the end of 2020 with industry jobs expected to increase in 2021, a survey on manufacturing trends has found.

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  • Business

    Why all businesses should let their customers pay like Uber

    Adrian Floate |  January 7, 2021

    COVID-19 and the resulting decline in business activity has made it necessary for businesses to provide safe, fast and easy payment options for customers, Adrian Floate explains

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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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Latest News

  • What businesses are getting wrong on LinkedIn — and how to fix it

    Karen Tisdell     |      December 17, 2020

    On the surface, it makes sense. Companies should focus on their LinkedIn company page. It’s where so many marketers direct their focus, time, and money. But here’s the truth: company pages don’t work as a standalone strategy. LinkedIn profile writer Karen Tisdell explains.

  • Why hoarding your holidays is a recipe for disaster

    Gary Martin     |      December 16, 2020

    One of the great joys in life is taking a break from work — getting away from it all, unwinding and recharging the batteries. But not all Australians are making the most of this, according to Professor Gary Martin, some are hoarding holidays and not taking much needed time off.

  • Ten tips for very merry mental healthiness

    David Westgate     |      December 15, 2020

    It’s important to ensure that you look after yourself as we head into Christmas. David Westgate shares ten tips on the lighter side to good mental health this holiday season.

  • Why candidates’ social media profiles are a waste of time for recruiters

    Craig Donaldson     |      December 14, 2020

    There is little to no correlation for recruiters between a job candidate’s social media profile and potential on-the-job performance or retention levels, according to research from the UNSW Business School.

  • Six tips to make your business resilient In 2021

    Adrian Floate     |      December 11, 2020

    If 2020 has taught business owners anything, it is the importance of being agile and resilient. Adrian Floate managing director of Australian software company Cirralto explains.

  • Back to the office – how to make the transition smooth

    First 5000     |      December 10, 2020

    As workers head back into the office following months of working from home, don’t expect things to go back to normal. Business Australia Chief Customer Experience Officer Richard Spencer says business is never going to go back to pre-pandemic ‘normal’.

  • The battle to retain COVID’s flexible work arrangements

    Dominique Allen     |      December 9, 2020

    Monash Business School academics Associate Professor Dominique Allen and Ms Adriana Orifici examine what employees and businesses can learn from their experience of working remotely and identify how legal protections that encourage flexibility could be strengthened.

  • Maintaining customer loyalty in the COVID-19 age

    Lillian Connors     |      December 8, 2020

    If your business survived during this pandemic, you have been through the worst and came out with flying colors. Now it’s an opportunity to retain existing customers, increase customer loyalty, and even attract new clients to help your business get back on its feet. Lillian Connors explains.

  • Building resilience in challenging times

    Gillian Fish     |      December 7, 2020

    What do you need to build resilience? Gillian Fish CEO of The 6am Agency interviewed 21 health and environment leaders from around the USA, Europe and Australia, who each reveal intimate insights, learnings and observations of human behaviour associated with COVID-19.

  • Avoid gifting yourself a bad name with your co-workers

    Gary Martin     |      December 4, 2020

    If we are honest, the answer to almost every workplace-related festive season question is as clear as the difference between black and white. Professor Gary Martin explains.

  • OECD upgrades Australia’s economic growth outlook

    Josh Frydenberg     |      December 3, 2020

    The OECD has upgraded Australia’s economic growth outlook for 2020 while noting that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to exert a substantial toll on economies and societies, in its latest Economic Outlook Report.

  • Cautious optimism in small business 2021 revenue forecasts

    First 5000     |      December 2, 2020

    Despite revenue growth forecasts being at a record low, ScotPac Small Growth Index data highlights a resilient SME business sector with some industries and states upbeat about 2021 prospects.

  • In a time of uncertainty, who in marketing can you turn to mentor you?

    Darren Woolley     |      December 1, 2020

    In a time of uncertainty, who in marketing can you turn to mentor you? Darren Woolley outlines how TrinityP3 has created a community to provide a platform for all professionals to be able to share and receive mentoring beyond category silos and company boundaries.

  • Employer action on gender equality has stalled: WGEA

    First 5000     |      November 30, 2020

    Data released by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) shows a worrying decline in employer action on gender equality prior to the impact of COVID-19.

  • Key reasons Australian businesses miss out on innovation: CSIRO

    First 5000     |      November 27, 2020

    While Australian investment in science and technology for disease preparedness has driven a strong response to COVID-19, there are still fundamental barriers to innovation adoption, according to a new report from CSIRO.