Thousands of businesses and workers hit by cuts to JobKeeper and JobSeeker
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Thousands of Canberrans had their JobKeeper supplements cut on Monday (4 January) as the Commonwealth Government reduced the payments by $200 to $1000 a fortnight. JobSeeker was also reduced by $100 per fortnight from 1 January. In the ACT, the changes to both supplements will affect more than 9,000 businesses using JobKeeper and 28,000 Canberrans on JobSeeker and other income support...
Take Flight competition helps promote business innovation
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Rohan Thomas always had a dream of starting his own business. But when he set up his current company more than 10 years ago, little did he know that he would end up pursuing his passion full-time and be preparing to open a second store in Canberra a decade later. "I have always loved designing clothes and set up a small...
Live music brewing at Capital
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Live music has been given another home in Canberra after Capital Brewing Co received a $35,000 Federal Government grant to put on events in 2021. The Fyshwick brewery will start to host more live music shows from around April or May next year once the upgrades are complete, allowing musicians to perform out from the brew deck. Capital Brewing Co...
Massimo Di Maio joins Meyer Vandenberg’s commercial law team
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Massimo Di Maio, a franchising law expert, brings a wealth of experience to Meyer Vandenberg's commercial law team where he has recently joined as special counsel. He has worked on many substantial matters including developing the Australian franchise for US Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) gyms, negotiating a major private equity acquisition of 35 franchised businesses, and sharing his legal expertise...
Leading Australian public servant puts retirement on hold to give back
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One year ago, Glenys Beauchamp was Secretary of the Department of Health, preparing for her upcoming retirement after nearly 40 years in the public service, including nine at Secretary level. It had been a stellar career: as one of the first women to head a Commonwealth department, Beauchamp is the recipient of the Public Service Medal for her work co-ordinating...
Celebrating 60 years of service to Canberra
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Sixty years ago, Canberra was a very different place to the modern thriving city it is today. Just 50,000 people lived in the nation's capital, Lake Burley Griffin was still an idea, and the town centres of Woden Valley, Belconnen and Tuggeranong were yet to be planned. In a city full of promise, one of Canberra's long-standing law firms opened its...
Capital raising to back Castlepoint’s AI export charge
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Award-winning Canberra tech firm Castlepoint Systems has embarked on a $2 million capital raising to hire more staff so it can cope with demand for its pioneering artificial intelligence (AI) data management and protection solution. The capital raising follows a series of awards last month in quick succession for the two-year-old company, taking out the Cyber Security category at the Australian...
Four Women with Altitude win national business awards
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Being brave in business has paid off for a Canberra tutor who was one of four winners at the nationally recognised Altitude Awards in Sydney on Saturday, 7 November. Hannah Taylor began tutoring students as a side project to her public service job, but soon found the real learnings came from one-on-one tutoring. "Even if I'd have a rubbish day...
Allinsure support of local community wins national award
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Peter Chamberlain is a local Canberra business owner, whose parents instilled in him and his brothers the importance of giving back to the community by supporting others during their time of need. Not only did these values lead to Peter and his siblings creating the Chamberlain Foundation, but they are also core principles he and his business partners have instilled...
Zango signs ‘game-changing’ new CEO
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In a major move for the Canberra real estate market, Zango has today announced that former REA executive Darryn McRae will join the company as its new Chief Executive Officer. McRae leaves REA as its third longest-serving employee and a 19-year veteran of digital real estate marketing. REA Group is a leading global digital business and the owner of realestate.com.au. It...
Elliot Nunn is Canberra’s Apprentice Plumber of the Year
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It's been a "fantastic" journey for Canberra's Apprentice Plumber of the Year Elliott Nunn who not only enjoys the problem-solving side of plumbing, but finds the idea of helping out the community extremely rewarding. Elliot is the 2020 winner of the Ernie Dearing Award, a top honour given by Master Plumbers ACT, an independent not-for-profit organisation that celebrates excellence in...
Business alliance to drive post-COVID-19 recovery into Asia-Pacific
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Canberra businesses seeking to expand their networks into the Asia-Pacific region will benefit from a number of memorandums of understanding (MoU) for cross-cultural trade that were recently signed in the ACT. The Asia-Pacific Business Alliance (APBA), launched in front of an audience of Australian business, government and industry officials at a Business Leaders’ Forum in Canberra on Friday, 6 November, will...
PSS super holders urged to carefully consider death benefits
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Conversations about superannuation usually involve the topics of returns, fees and the benefits of self-managed funds but rarely, if ever, is there talk about death benefits. People spend the entirety of their working lives accumulating wealth for their retirement, but many of us don't do much other than write a name and tick a box on a form about where...
Don’t lock yourself into one career path: Why choosing a course isn’t everything
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As the end of the year approaches, thousands of school leavers will be facing the task of choosing a pathway to their future jobs. For those who wish to take up a trade or profession such as plumbing, hairdressing, nursing or becoming a lawyer, the path is pretty simple: get the qualifications and get the job. But there are hundreds...
2020 Canberra Women in Business Award winners announced
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In a year that has been challenging unlike any other, this year's Canberra Women in Business Awards shone a light on the tenacity of the city's businesswomen. The ability to keep going despite significant COVID-19 setbacks, leading the way and lifting up others in a turbulent year were the core elements of the winners of the awards across six categories presented...
Farrah’s Liquor Collective: Championing local small business through new wholesale operation
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With a year of successful trading to the public under its belt, Farrah’s Liquor Collective has moved into the next phase of its venture: wholesale. Owner Matt Farrah says championing small business was always part of the plan, from giving micro-producers representation by stocking them on shelves at its Fyshwick store to helping local vendors access unique products at exceptional...
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