• 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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

  • 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.

  • Travel problems top list of COVID-19-related reports

    First 5000     |      November 26, 2020

    COVID-19-related consumer reports make up the majority of the 109,446 complaints the ACCC received in the first ten months of this year, according to new figures released yesterday. 

  • Govt stimulus key to business survival: survey

    First 5000     |      November 25, 2020

    While Government stimulus packages helped keep Aussies employed and businesses afloat this year, new research reveals that 3 in 4 business owners (72 per cent) admitted it was essential to their business survival.

  • Don’t get sleighed by the end of year office party

    Gary Martin     |      November 24, 2020

    Following a year of events no one predicted, at least some workplaces are still planning to officially put the past 12 months behind them with a safe but rip-roaring end-of-year office gathering. Professor Gary Martin shares how party-goers can navigate through the celebrations and even enjoy them.

  • Biden’s hopes realised with heady surge of Aussie fintechs

    Adrian Floate     |      November 23, 2020

    US President-Elect Joe Biden’s hopes for Australia to be the innovation hub of the southern hemisphere have been realised if our burgeoning fintech industry is anything to go by.

  • 7 ways to build your resilience

    Lawrence Mitchell     |      November 20, 2020

    Whatever your personal experience and perspective of 2020, one positive outcome from all of the disruption is that wellbeing and resilience have moved up both the corporate and the personal agendas. Lawrence Mitchell explains.

  • The getting of wisdom

    Allen Roberts     |      November 19, 2020

    It is one thing to have all the information, it is quite another to be able to make sense of it. Allen Roberts MD of StrategyAudit explains wisdom.

  • NSW budget leads the way on reform

    First 5000     |      November 18, 2020

    The Berejiklian government’s budget should be a model for all state and territory leaders who want to create new jobs, build confidence, and lay the groundwork for reform to secure our recovery, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.

  • Ability to up or down scale supports resilience

    Anne Miles     |      November 17, 2020

    Having a very lean model that can scale up and down very fast is crucial to being resilient in turbulent times, according to Anne Miles managing director, pre-approved marketing and advertising talent network, Suits&Sneakers.

  • Innovation key to resilience

    Geraint Hudson     |      November 16, 2020

    Always innovating is the key to overall business resilience, according to Geraint Hudson, Director of TTQ, a family owned farm machinery manufacturer based in Toowoomba.

  • Women want COVID-19 flexibility to stay: survey

    First 5000     |      November 13, 2020

    Working from home during COVID-19 brought meaningful flexible work to the NSW public sector and allowed women to balance their jobs and lives, according to the Public Service Association’s first ever What Women Want survey. 

  • Indigenous businesses supported through unique funding partnership

    First 5000     |      November 12, 2020

    Emerging Indigenous businesses will be provided with access to capital with Westpac announcing a unique funding partnership with independent, philanthropically funded, Indigenous-led organisation, First Australian Capital (FAC). 

  • How to get your creative team working together when they’re working apart

    Nina Fountain     |      November 11, 2020

    It won’t be long before many of us have access to a ‘hybrid remote week’ where you are working part of the time together in person with our colleagues, and part of the time away from the office, explains Nina Fountain of Transformed Teams.