Tag archive: Canberra Business Chamber

Budget 2019: Canberra not on infrastructure fast track, says business
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There's been a mixed reaction from local business figures to the 2019 Federal budget as local leaders conjure with tax cuts and a promised surplus on one hand but a distinct lack of direct local benefits for the Canberra economy on the other. During the Canberra Business Chamber's budget breakfast, Region Media questioned Senator Zed Seselja on how strongly he...
Canberra’s SMEs battling to find and keep skilled staff, survey finds
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Finding skilled staff at an affordable price and the increasing costs of doing business remain key concerns for the ACT's small to medium enterprises (SMEs) seeking to grow, according to a new survey. The results of the latest Canberra Business Chamber - Deloitte SME Survey show that while many businesses continue to expand and have taken on new workers, signing skilled...
CBR Brave winning coach signs on as partner with Meyer Vandenberg
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Canberra ice hockey hero and commercial lawyer Robert Starke will bring a strong work ethic and team culture to Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers as the firm's newest partner. The coach of Canberra's premiership-winning CBR Brave, Mr Starke has worked as a commercial lawyer in the public and private sectors for over a decade, and will head the firm's corporate and commercial...
Canberra Business Chamber Annual Gala Dinner 2018
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Date: Thursday 1 November 2018. Venue: National Convention Centre. Photography: George Tsotsos.
Canberra is booming, says Business Chamber CEO
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Departing Business Chamber head Robyn Hendry says Canberra is booming, but there's work to do. Hendry, who left the role this month after four years, says she is "full of optimism" and believes Canberra has reached a major turning point economically and socially. "Just as I started at the Chamber, I recall having a meeting with Zed Seselja. He said...
Business Chamber head is moving on
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Canberra Business Chamber CEO Robyn Hendry is moving on after guiding the ACT peak business group for the past four years. With the Chamber moving into a new phase, Ms Hendry felt it was the right time to step away and pursue new opportunities. "I have enjoyed my time at Canberra Business Chamber immensely and am sad to be leaving,"...
The changing face of employment in Canberra
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In recent weeks our city, and nation, have been focused on the changing fortunes of those governing Australia. While the drama has been both disturbing and fascinating to watch unfold, there is a more profound shift taking place in employment in Canberra that it is time to pay attention to. For much of its history, Canberra has been viewed as...
ACT Budget Breakfast 2018
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Date: Wednesday 6 June 2018. Venue: The National Press Club Barton. Photography: George Tsotsos.
Cyber security essentials for business executives
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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...
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...
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
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