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Newsagents v the blogger: court pulls down 'misleading' article

Newsagents v the blogger: court pulls down 'misleading' article

Cara WatersMay 5, 2014

A popular newsagency blog has had to take down a post that attacked a competitor after the courts intervened. Mark Fletcher tells SmartCompany he rejects the findings.

Australia's newest billionaire: Scott Farquhar on making a fortune in tech

Australia's newest billionaire: Scott Farquhar on making a fortune in tech

Cara WatersApr 10, 20141 Comment

You can still make a fortune in tech if you play your cards right, says our newest billionaire.

Abbott's clean-tech investment? Grants dribbled out again

Abbott's clean-tech investment? Grants dribbled out again

Cara WatersFeb 20, 20142 Comments

The Abbott government has quietly revived grants under the previous government’s Clean Technology Food and Foundries Program, including one grant to Rheem which will be used to close two factories.

Fair Work bullied witnesses to secure win, Gary Morgan claims

Fair Work bullied witnesses to secure win, Gary Morgan claims

Cara WatersFeb 5, 20141 Comment

Pollster Gary Morgan isn't taking a Federal Court judgment against his family trust lying down, making allegations of witnesses being threatened and intimidated.

Pollster Gary Morgan hits back against sham contracting judgement

Pollster Gary Morgan hits back against sham contracting judgement

Cara WatersFeb 4, 2014

Paying employees as contractors is a quick way to find yourself in legal trouble, as the head of the Roy Morgan Group has discovered.

Baby bonus dumping a 'sensible, calm and responsible' cut

Cara WatersMay 14, 2013

The baby bonus has been thrown out with the bath water, as part of Treasurer Wayne Swan's "sensible, calm and responsible" cuts.

Business case: what's in the budget for employers

Cara WatersMay 14, 2013

What's in the budget for the business community? Wayne Swan promises to “support business to innovate” but there's few initiatives to point to.

Shopping not-quite-Frenzy returns, but without some spruikers

Shopping not-quite-Frenzy returns, but without some spruikers

Cara WatersApr 5, 2013

Click Frenzy is set to return and its co-founder says things will run a little smoother this time around. But some retailers won't be returning.

Jan Cameron buys back the retail stores she used to know

Jan Cameron buys back the retail stores she used to know

Cara WatersFeb 13, 2013

Bargain-hunting businesswoman Jan Cameron has bought back into the chain of discount stores she first owned in 2009 -- but there could be a class action on the cards.

Why the construction industry will struggle in 2013

Why the construction industry will struggle in 2013

Cara WatersJan 10, 20133 Comments

House prices will go higher (though not by much) but the construction industry faces another tough year. Government's need to find the money to invest in infrastructure to boost the sector.

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