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Australian businesses must pay attention China’s economic slowdown

Australian businesses must pay attention China’s economic slowdown

China’s economic slowdown is forecast to trigger increased trade credit risk in Australia and the broader Asia Pacific region, according to new Atradius research*. The Atradius 2015 Payment Practices Barometer for the Asia Pacific region found that Australia and Indonesia, both of which are heavily dependent on commodity exports to China, were particularly susceptible to […]

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Businesses more confident under Turnbull’s leadership

Businesses more confident under Turnbull’s leadership

A survey of over 1,200 businesses across Australia has revealed that 45 per cent of businesses are more confident under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership with only 11 per cent reporting to be less confident. The report, produced by local services marketplace ServiceSeeking.com.au represents the largest insight into business confidence and economic sentiment this quarter. ServiceSeeking.com.au CEO, […]

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Bruce Billson removed as Minister for Small Business in bittersweet move

Bruce Billson removed as Minister for Small Business in bittersweet move

Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, announced yesterday that Victorian MP, Kelly O’Dwyer, will replace Bruce Billson as Small Business Minister in a move that sent “shockwaves” through the small business community. Peter Strong, CEO of the Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) said “there is no doubt that the decision to remove Bruce Billson from […]

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Tech leaders and start ups excited by Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister

Tech leaders and start ups excited by Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister

Tech leaders have expressed new found enthusiasm and excitement following Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment to Prime Minister this week. As a founding director of Australia’s first internet company, OzEmail, Mr Turnbull’s credentials and acumen are expected to deliver a boost to tech start ups across Australia. “He understands the challenges we face in regard to tech disruption […]

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Calls for certainty on the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Calls for certainty on the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said the Labor Party needs to declare its support for the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) in order to deliver certainty to Australian exporters seeking to use the improved trade arrangements to create jobs at home. Kate Carnell AO, CEO of the Australian Chamber, said the parliamentary […]

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400 businesses in Melbourne and Perth to be audited by FWO

400 businesses in Melbourne and Perth to be audited by FWO

250 businesses in Melbourne’s Dandenong region will be audited by the Fair Work Ombudsman as part of a new campaign to check that employers are paying the correct minimum hourly rates, penalty rates, allowances, loadings and providing appropriate meal breaks. Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James says the Dandenong region is home to thousands of businesses […]

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