End of Life Choices panel discussion
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The ACT Law Society, with the support of the ANU College of Law, is presenting a free event about end of life choices. A panel of experts will examine the choices and decisions for palliative care currently available to residents of the ACT, and look ahead to the future of end of life care and the legal and medical implications...
Older Australians prefer online banking
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St.George Bank is calling on seniors to drop by their local NSW branch this week for a cup of tea, a chat, and tips on how to get tech savvy with internet banking. The initiative is supported by recent research from St.George which reveals the majority of Australians over the age of 50 prefer to do their banking online. Ross...
30% of Australians will leave the big four banks in 2017
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More than one-third of Australians are prepared to leave their bank in 2017, which is a far cry from the inertia that has previously crippled this country, where consumers were prepared to put up with bad service. Results from a recent study conducted by COPC Inc. indicate that 36 per cent of Australians under the age of 39 are prepared...
Assaults increase around Lockout Zones
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Assaults have increased in areas around the Kings Cross and Sydney CBD lockout precincts, a new study by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found. BOCSAR's latest update on the effects of the so-called "lockout laws" extends the time period covered in previous research by an additional 15 months. The analysis now covers the 61 months...
A warning on wage rates for growers, hostel owners and labour-hire contractors
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A warning on wage rates for growers, hostel owners and labour-hire contractors. The Fair Work Ombudsman is urging horticulture businesses to be vigilant when engaging workers from labour-hire operators this harvest season by making themselves aware of the minimum rates of pay for casual pickers under the Horticulture Award. "This season, I want to remind business operators who employ backpackers...
Top 10 career tips from 5 female CEOs in lead up to IWD
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Top 10 career tips from 5 female CEOs in lead up to IWD Top ten tips from WaterAid female CEOs 1 - Believe in Yourself "I think that we teach young girls to doubt themselves. For some reason, the way that we bring up our girls doesn't inspire confidence in themselves. So I would say just give it a go...
‘Social media’ and ‘print media’ are now ‘traditional media’
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'Social media' and 'print media' are now 'traditional media'. 48% of small businesses and 79% of large companies are currently using social media to promote their brand, and of those that don't currently have a social media presence, a significant number expect to add at least one platform in the coming year. So with social media such a prevalent business...
Is Australia growing too fast?
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Yesterday's December Quarter National Accounts shows that our economy rebounded strongly from the unexpectedly weak result in September, growing at 1.1 per cent in the December quarter. This is well above market expectation and results in an encouraging 2.4 per cent growth through the 2016 calendar year. Once again, Australia is growing faster than every G7 economy. Our growth continues...
Canberra Business Chamber ‘hopes’ changes create jobs
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The Canberra Business Chamber hopes the recent penalty rates decision by the Fair Work Commission helps create new jobs, especially for young Australians. "This is not an abolition of penalty rates, but a reduction in the Sunday and public holiday loading for the hospitality and retail sectors," Canberra Business Chamber CEO, Robyn Hendry explained. "Many businesses do not open on...
Time to apply for Canberra’s Multicultural Advisory Council
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Nominations are now open for a new Multicultural Advisory Council, which will support the ACT Government in ensuring Canberra continues to pave the way as Australia's multicultural leader. The Council will provide advice to the ACT Government on issues affecting culturally and linguistically diverse communities and will assist with the implementation of the ACT Multicultural Framework 2015-2020. Another key task...
Time for Labor to keep its head down and gloves up …
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Comment by Tim Benson B2B Magazine Publisher. Time for Labor to keep its head down and gloves up … Having worked as a political adviser for over a decade (for my sins, in my misspent youth), I was made aware of a boxing analogy that is most sage advice for oppositions and that is to 'Keep your head down and...
Linkage Projects: Continuing to facilitate industry collaboration
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The Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, recently announced $4.9 million for another 11 successful research projects funded under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme, including research to: strengthen anti-counterfeiting features for Australian banknotes; ensure safe drinking water supplies; develop lighter and stronger plastics; advance faster, higher resolution 3D printing technology; and measure driving...
Johnny Cash and the business of getting paid …
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Comment by Tim Benson Publisher B2B Magazine Johnny Cash and the business of getting paid … Have you ever wondered why accountants, bookkeepers and business advisors tell you to stay on top of your debtors, whilst on the other hand advise you to string out your creditors? Well, probably, because, I assume, its sound business advice. What would I know...
Waste businesses asked for rubbish ideas …
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Local, national and international businesses are being asked to come up with innovative solutions to manage the ACT's waste into the future as part of a market soundings exercise run by Transport Canberra and City Services. "As part of ACT Government's commitment to ensuring Canberra grows into a smart and sustainable city, the waste industry is invited to share their...
Canberra’s light rail project wins international award
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Stage 1 of Canberra's light rail network has been awarded the Asia-Pacific Transport Deal of the Year 2016 by Project Finance International. The award recognises the light rail project as a clear example of how public-private partnerships can deliver transportation infrastructure to local communities. The award also highlights the world-class partnership between the ACT Government and the Canberra Metro consortium....
Have your say on smoke-free public transport waiting areas
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Canberrans are encouraged to have their say on whether public transport waiting areas, including bus interchanges, bus stops, future light rail stops and taxi ranks across the ACT, should be made smoke-free. Minister for Health Meegan Fitzharris said Canberrans are encouraged to have their say on the proposal that would restrict smoking within five metres of public transport waiting areas....
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