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Parliament returns today, with JobKeeper and JobSeeker changes top of the agenda

The Australian Parliament returns today after a 10 week coronavirus break, with JobKeeper and JobSeeker up for discussion. For the first time in Australian...

Experts warn COVID-19 has created lagging health problems throughout Australia

University of Melbourne-based researcher and entrepreneur, Professor Roland Bammer, and his clinical colleagues, Dr Shalini Amukotuwa and Dr Julian Maingard from Monash Health have...

ACCC attacks Google over ‘misinformation’

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accused Google of releasing “misinformation” about the Federal Government’s plan to make them bargain with Australian...

Insurtech startup protects gig workers during COVID-19

Among the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, gig workers now have the option for broad insurance coverage thanks to Australian insurtech startup. Research has...

NSW government offering SMEs $10,000 to expand globally

On Monday 17 August, the Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade John Barilaro announced a $12 million Going Global Package...

ATO changes JobKeeper employee eligibility rules

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has implemented changes to the JobKeeper employee eligibility rules with immediate effect. The key change to the JobKeeper rules is...

Finding a job is now twice as competitive, new study finds

A new study has shown that finding a job in Australia is twice as competitive as the beginning of the year, despite the job...

Changes to FIRB process causing big delays for startups raising offshore capital

Significant reforms to the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) process has resulted in long approval delays for Australian startups raising capital from foreign investors. Many Australian...

High Court clarifies the correct method for calculating leave

Personal/carer’s leave must now be ‘calculated by reference to an employee’s ordinary hours of work’, reverting to the method of calculation prior to August...

Government agencies abandoning company wind-ups could cause insolvency tsunami

Government measures to prop up zombie businesses through the pandemic could actually be harming Australian small businesses, with new data showing company wind-ups have...

v2food makes supermarket debut in Drakes

Australian plant-based meat startup v2food today announced its long-awaited supermarket debut. v2food is a new, innovative Australian company committed to making delicious food that is...

Legal startup Immediation works with VCAT to move disputes online

Australian online dispute resolution platform, Immediation, has recently announced a new arrangement with the nation’s busiest tribunal, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)....

XY Sense raises $5m to help workplaces tackle the challenges of COVID-19

XY Sense closes $AUD5m seed investment round to change the way businesses access and act on workplace data.  Investment...

30% of businesses failing at covid-19 contact tracing directives

New research has revealed that 30 per cent of Australian businesses with customer foot traffic do not use a visitor check-in system that complies...

Stone & Chalk acquires Ribit, digital matchmaker for students and businesses

Stone & Chalk, Australia’s largest emerging technology incubator and impact network, today announced that it is to take on Ribit, a digital student job...

Mentally healthy workplace initiatives: $50,000 grants available

Projects and initiatives that help support mental health recovery in the workplace could be eligible for a NSW Government grant worth up to $50,000. Minister...

COVID-19 accelerates the shift to digital payments only

New research from MyState Bank reveals covid-19 has accelerated the transition to a ‘less cash’ society in Australia due to concerns about health risks. Research...

How is JobKeeper 2.0 different?

Last Tuesday (21/07/2020), the Australia Treasury announced that they are going to extend the JobKeeper payment up to 28 March 2021, six months longer...

What the government changes to JobKeeper mean for business owners

The government has released more detail about the much-anticipated changes to the JobKeeper program. In a press conference, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott...

How the second wave of COVID-19 changes the outlook of Melbourne’s hospitality industry

Victoria and Melbourne’s metropolitan area started their second lockdown last week, which will last for the next six weeks, as the state saw a...