Tools to streamline your business
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One of the biggest challenges of running a business is trying to get through the never-ending list of jobs that need to be done. Some of these are income producing but many are overhead or administrative related. The advantage of running a modern-day business is the range of excellent tools we have available to assist in streamlining some of these...
DFP Recruitment Services – Australia’s first disability confident recruitment company
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Do you have a diverse workforce? At PCA People we emphasise the inclusiveness and accessibility of opportunities for all people. A diverse workforce is beneficial to all; it offers increased perspectives, creativity, experience and understanding. To support this, in the past seven months, we completed an intensive program with the Australian Network on Disability, building and enabling our resources and...
Gillespie Group Welcomes R&D Specialist
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I'm really enjoying working back in public practice at the Gillespie Group after a six year period working with Defence Housing Australia (DHA) as their Taxation Manager. Prior to this I spent a little over 10 years in public practice with firms such as PKF in both their Sydney and Canberra offices working in areas of financial accounting, auditing and...
Recent changes to Enduring Power of Attorney legislation in the ACT: what it means for you
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Significant changes to Enduring Powers of Attorney in the ACT came into effect on 1 September 2016. Whether you have an existing Enduring Power of Attorney or are thinking of making an Enduring Power of Attorney, the changes may have an impact on you. When creating an Enduring Power of Attorney, a person is able to authorise their chosen attorneys...
Drone “free for all”
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The peak body for apartment and unit owners in the ACT is wary of a potential drone "free for all" in the wake of recent moves to relax laws and forego licenses for some users. Apartment and unit blocks (strata communities) now house over 7 million Australians, and the peak body representing owners in this space want the laws to...
The Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) has come and gone
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It was 12 months in the planning, many were in the region for 5 weeks and the Rally ran for 7 days. That was the CMCA's 31st National Rally held at EPIC from 8 - 14 October 2016. The 240 strong Volunteer team warmly welcomed over 1300 people in 720 vehicles to an unseasonal cold and wet Canberra. Registrations were...
Canberra training company Wisdom wins national award
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Wisdom Learning, a Canberra-based Registered Training Organisation was recently recognised as the '2016 Service Champion - Small Business' at the, Customer Service Institute of Australia's, Service Excellence Awards held in Melbourne. Wisdom's CEO Rod Hattch and Director Jana Clyde were honoured to accept the award. Since commencing operation in 2002, Wisdom has been widely recognised in education and business however...
Building from the ground up – Convergence Australia 2017
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Photo : Richard Tuffin 'Convergence - Optimising your organisational change' is back in Canberra on 7 -9 March 2017 at the National Museum of Australia. Attracting over 40 national speakers across the 3-day event, Convergence is bringing people to Canberra to have a conversation on change management. With an ideas marketplace, a digital showcase, 5 streams of masterclasses, and 3...
stratton disrupts the novated leasing industry with transparency
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From left to right Justin Jacobs, Rob Chaloner, Mat Walkerden and Damian Hardy. stratton.com.au, Australia's largest consumer vehicle and asset finance broker, has today launched a disruptive play at the salary packaging and novated leasing industry, introducing a new product initiative that promises real benefits to employers and drivers alike and much needed transparency. stratton, which is majority owned by...
How healthy is your medical practice?
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The highly skilled professionals working within medical and allied health sectors are an essential part of our lives. Each year, particularly being parents of busy and active children, we each spend many hours visiting the doctor, physiotherapist, chiropractor, dentist, orthodontist….the list goes on. As medical professionals, you look after us and our families. But how well do you look after...
3 key steps to success
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We start out in business enthusiastically because we have a good idea for a service or product we want to offer. We are also often the best and most experienced in our field as well. Why then do so many small business fail? This usually has nothing to do with our expertise but more around our lack of general business...
Gender equality – generating innovation and commitment in the workplace
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There is no doubt gender equality is good for business, but to truly achieve it, is a different matter. Authentic gender equality requires a shift in the contemporary paradigms of work and caregiving. It demands the reinvention of what we consider work to be, what it looks like and how we organise, measure and reward it. Above all, it must...
What do SMEs require in order to do business with government?
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One of the many challenges of Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is having the infrastructure, intellectual property protection, relationships and communications capability to do business with government. Many SMEs have become specialised in one or a few of these aspects, however it is unusual to find one which has encompassed them all. The challenges are many: everything from providing a...
Do you really need a court order in relation to your children?
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Most separated families function quite well without the need for a Court Order about where the children will live and how much time they will spend with each parent. Sometimes, however, it is helpful, and important, for parents to write down and have a record of the arrangements for the care of their children. They may, however, feel that a...
Canberra property “shake up” in full effect
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Development across the ACT has seen a significant increase in mixed-use buildings incorporating commercial, retail and residential use in recent years. This trend is set to continue if not grow, with a number of new mixed-use buildings under construction or soon to be released to the market. Unique to fully commercial or residential communities, mixed use presents a different range...
Income protection – why it’s important
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Our most important financial asset is our ability to earn income yet all too often we take this for granted. Most people will insure their homes, cars and other valuable assets however alarmingly few consider insuring their income. If you became sick or injured and were unable to work, even for a short period of time, how would you pay...
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