• Workplace Inclusion and Rights

    Diageo launches one of Australia’s most progressive parental leave policies


    First 5000 |  May 23, 2019


    Drinks producer Diageo has announcement that from 1 July 2019 all Australian employees will be eligible to take 26 weeks paid family leave regardless of gender, carer status or length of service.


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  • Superannuation

    Govt should develop online tool to compare super funds: survey


    First 5000 |  May 23, 2019


    A high level of confusion among members of poorly performing super funds points to the urgent need for a Government-sanctioned online tool to help Australians make more informed choices about their super savings, according to the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees. 


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  • Business

    Significant challenges to confront construction sector in 2019 and beyond


    First 5000 |  May 23, 2019


    Obtaining insurance cover in the coming year and beyond will be a very costly undertaking and a significant challenge for businesses within the construction and associated industries. 


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Latest News

  • UNSW presents RoboCup 2019 Talks

    First 5000     |      May 16, 2019

    From forced labour to friends, foes and fighting machines, how will the rise of robots impact our everyday lives? Now in its 23rd year, RoboCup comes to Sydney for the first time from July 2 to 8, 2019 at ICC Sydney.

  • Don’t walk like an Aussie in Kuala Lumpur

    Joe Perri     |      May 16, 2019

    Walking to an appointment in Kuala Lumpur I was quite literally stunned and stopped dead in my tracks when my business associate asked ‘if anyone had ever pointed out to me that I walked like an Aussie’.

  • 4 habits to make your business a success

    Carolin Petterson     |      May 16, 2019

    Running a small business is no easy task and the fact that as much as half of all small businesses fail within the first year is the best proof of that. However, if the company is set up with clear goals and objectives, it can find its customer base and survive the most difficult first year.

  • New report tracks internet activity on mobile and fixed lines

    First 5000     |      May 15, 2019

    Mobile handsets continue to be the most common way consumers are accessing the internet while the largest volume of data is downloaded over fixed lines, as shown in a new ACCC data report on internet activity.

  • Big bank loyalty costing businesses thousands

    Peter Marshall     |      May 15, 2019

    Research by the team at Mozo found that loyalty to the Big 4 banks could wind up costing small business owners thousands of dollars in extra interest repayments when owners take out loans to help buy equipment, hire new staff, or ride out periods of low cash flow.

  • Pro-business election policies key to lifting business sentiment

    First 5000     |      May 15, 2019

    The most recent Survey of Business Trends and Prospects from the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, released today, shows business sentiment is at a three-year low, with only 14 per cent of businesses anticipating stronger national growth in the year ahead. 

  • University of Sydney offers free tailormade report on opportunities in Mexico

    Jacqueline Mess-Buss     |      May 14, 2019

    The University of Sydney will return to Mexico in July with a group of master’s in international business students to evaluate the business opportunities for Australian companies first hand. Expressions of interest from companies seeking a report outlining their opportunities close 17 May.

  • Unpaid super scandal hits Bendigo workers

    First 5000     |      May 14, 2019

    More than 700,000 workers in Victoria have had close to $1.4 billion in super stolen from them by dodgy employers, with Bendigo workers among those hardest-hit, as the unpaid super epidemic goes from bad to worse.

  • Nestle human rights training goes public

    First 5000     |      May 14, 2019

    As Australian businesses look to how they respond to new modern slavery legislation in Australia and NSW, Nestlé has announced that human rights training developed for its staff is now available publicly.

  • Majority of private companies expect revenue growth to increase in 2019

    First 5000     |      May 13, 2019

    With disruption rewriting traditional business operations, private business leaders remain steadfast in their optimism about the year ahead, despite market concerns around wage stagnation, the property downturn and looming economic storm clouds.

  • How to optimise security of your SMB

    Lillian Connors     |      May 13, 2019

    The position of a building manager for an SMB can be rewarding as it is challenging. The hours are long, stakes are high, and the responsibilitiesoften divided among a small workforce.

  • Tips for reducing the load of the IT Department

    Wendy Dessler     |      May 13, 2019

    Did you realise that over 55 percent of the startups in the world have adopted a digital-first strategy? If your business has also adopted this strategy, your main focus should be on finding and implementing new technology.

  • Co-working figures strong

    First 5000     |      May 10, 2019

    If recent Victorian Government figures are anything to go by, co-working is far from a fad with the co-working space sector growing a staggering 960 percent over 3 years, according to Launch Victoria.  

  • Help protect yourself against IP theft

    First 5000     |      May 10, 2019

    LightYear Docs have launched a free offer of their non-disclosure agreement and confidentiality agreement documents to help protect entrepreneurs, small businesses and startups from intellectual property theft.

  • Aussies prefer digital shopping catalogues as they declutter their lives

    First 5000     |      May 10, 2019

    Almost 4 million Australians are using digital catalogues alone rather than hard copy versions saying they are a useful tool and stress-free way to window shop, according research from Roy Morgan.