Super access could make it worse for first home buyers
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Role for super to increase affordable housing supply - not add to demand. Industry Super Australia (ISA) welcomed policy suggestions by the Federal Government that would increase opportunities for superfund investment to expand affordable housing stock, but pumping up demand by allowing first home buyers to tap into their super would be short-sighted and counterproductive.Treasurer Scott Morrison outlined in his...
Australia is leading the world in ageing research
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Australia is leading the world in ageing research. "We have consolidated our position as a globally leading centre in population research," says CEPAR Director Professor John Piggott. The 2016 Annual Report from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) details CEPAR's activities, outputs and events in the calendar year 2016. "One satisfying development in 2016, evidence to...
MTAA Super partners with the ANU’s first solar car team
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Partnerships between superannuation funds and local universities are critical alliances that could help push Australia towards the next major drug discovery or even a breakthrough in medical research says MTAA Super Chairman John Brumby. The former Victorian premier made the comments in February while announcing the industry super fund for the motor trades would sponsor Sol Invictus - the ANU...
Small business should not be used as big business’ bank
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Small Business Ombudsman report: payment times and practices. SMALL Business Minister Michael McCormack recently welcomed the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman's report following its inquiry into payment times and practices for small business. "The Government established the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to give an independent voice to the challenges and issues faced by Australia's 3.1...
Small changes in our weight could improve your health …
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Relatively small changes-such as losing as little as 3 kilograms or maintaining our weight-could have a significant effect in reducing the health impact of overweight or obesity in Australia, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Impact of overweight and obesity as a risk factor for chronic conditions: Australian Burden of...
New opportunities for the arts in West Belconnen
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New opportunities for the arts in West Belconnen. Official Opening of The Link at Ginninderry. Artists in Canberra will have a new architecturally designed space to make and exhibit their work following the official launch this evening of The Link by Minister for the Arts and Community Events, Gordon Ramsay. The new building is located in Holt on Studio Lane...
Local bands, artists and entertainers not getting a ‘fair go’ at Enlighten
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Comment by Tim Benson, Publisher, B2B Magazine I recently received the statistics and dollar figure spend on Canberra based bands, artists and entertainers compared to those from interstate and overseas for Canberra's Enlighten. They are not good. In fact, they are worse than I imagined: Of the $113,000 of ACT tax payers' money spent on bands, artists and entertainers at...
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Announced in Melbourne
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Eleven Madison Park in New York has secured the No.1 spot in the 2017 list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants. In taking the No.1 position, Eleven Madison Park earns the dual titles of The World'sBest Restaurant and The Best Restaurant in North America. This year's winners were revealed at an awards ceremony in Melbourne. The 2017 list welcomes six...
High trust teams the secret to business success
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High Trust Teams The Secret To Business Success. World Leading Business Expert Explains Why High Trust Is Key To High Performance Teams. Whether you're a small business owner or CEO to a large enterprise, building a team of experienced and skilled individuals is essential to your success. But we often forget one crucial element to establishing a productive work environment...
Homeless and unemployed can now shop unabated …
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Changes to the discrimination law which come into effect today show the ACT Government's commitment to equality and cement Canberra's reputation as an inclusive city. Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay said the changes expand protections against unfair and unreasonable treatment of people based on their background or personal circumstances. "For the first time anywhere in Australia, it will be unlawful to unreasonably...
A third of Australians view Free Trade agreements as bad for the economy
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NEW TRADE REPORT TOMORROW: DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER, BUT LET'S AT LEAST HAVE A HARD CONVERSATION Nearly a third of Australians view Australia's recent Free Trade Agreements as bad for the economy, and two thirds of our businesses think they are irrelevant or have no impact. On the other hand, Australia's two way trade in goods and services was worth...
Podcast: 2CC Talking Business with Tim Benson, Publisher B2B Magazine
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In this 2CC podcast, B2B Publisher Tim Benson discusses issues including penalty rates, The Canberra Show, cash payments and the role of customer service in business. http://2cc.net.au/podcasts/7471-tim-benson-s-business.html
Global Millennial Summit heading to Sydney
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Global Millennial Summit heading to Sydney Sydney has been chosen as the newest location for the global Millennial 20/20 Summit. Following successful events, each attracting close to 3,000 attendees, in London, New York and Singapore, the Sydney Millennial 20/20 Summit will be held at Carriageworks on 14-15 November 2017. The Millennial 20/20 series is a unique and experiential gathering that...
What makes a car enthusiast buy?
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What makes a car enthusiast buy? 14 enthusiasts rate 8 luxury and performance cars on the market Australian car awards are normally judged on set technical performance factors by motoring professionals, but rarely do luxury car owners and connoisseurs come together to judge the best cars on the market against the more emotive criteria that drives a car enthusiast to...
Cheaper liquor licences on the way in the ACT
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Liquor licences for small venues will be reduced by 25 per cent because of key legislation introduced in the Legislative Assembly by Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay late last week. The Liquor Amendment Bill 2017 will promote the vibrancy of Canberra's nightlife precincts, improve safety for Canberrans who want to enjoy a night out, and cut red tape in the hospitality sector....
Remember that thing called the telephone?
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Remember that thing called the telephone? Comment by Tim Benson, publisher B2B Magazine. Teenagers today have a new name and it is 'screenagers'. But, of course, this doesn't only apply to teenagers. Today it also applies to Gen Xers and Gen Ys (most BabyBoomers have good manners and keep their screen-time to sensible levels). Everything that could pass for interaction...
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