Business

No More Excuses: $5.28 million invested into stopping domestic violence

For the first time the NSW Government is funding innovative NGO led programs for violent men to change their abusive behaviour towards women and children. Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward today announced the successful tenderers who will deliver these programs. The $5.28 million investment over three years will see the Men’s Behaviour Change ...

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Albanese to launch his own beer

The former deputy prime minister, sometimes known as DJ Albo, will soon attend the world premiere of his brew at Willie The Boatman micro brewery in the Sydney suburb of Tempe. “After a couple of months of tweaking we are ready to officially launch our `Albo’ Corn Ale Beer,” said a statement on a Facebook page for the launch. “Come ...

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Come forward, Hockey tells foreign buyers

Almost 200 cases of dodgy foreign buyers of Australian houses have been uncovered, some by neighbours dobbing in people suspected of hiding their home’s ownership. Other foreign buyers have dobbed themselves in during a federal government crackdown. Under tighter new rules to come to effect in December, foreign buyers and those who facilitate illegal property sales face new penalties including ...

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Backing Multicultural Small Businesses

Minister for Small Business John Barilaro is encouraging the Arabic, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese small business communities to meet with recently recruited multicultural business advisors in Fairfield, Merrylands and Cabramatta. On board the Small Biz Bus in June will be four dedicated business advisors to support small business owners with frontline services that helps their businesses grow and develop. “The ...

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Shorten flags 5% small business tax cut

Opposition leader Bill Shorten says he’ll kickstart the economy and create jobs if he becomes prime minister, with a plan to cut taxes for small business by five per cent. In his budget reply speech on Thursday night, Mr Shorten said he’d support the government’s budget measures on national security, drought relief for farmers and small business. However, he called ...

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News Corp’s earnings slide

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp remains confident advertisers will return to its print mastheads, despite a seven per cent slide in the global media giant’s third quarter earnings. Earnings from its News and Information business slumped 23 per cent to $US113 million ($A142.31 million) during the three months to March 31, though the result was skewed by a lower Australian dollar ...

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Move Over Kebab… Charcoal Chicken is the New Crowd favourite

You don’t need silver utensils to eat good food, and the vast array of Sydney cafes and restaurants serving dishes from all around the world is a testament to that. Sydneysiders seem to have taken a liking to the simplicity and quality of local charcoal chicken shops. Kebab shops once dominated the Middle Eastern food game, but the rise of ...

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ABC Middle East Correspondent talks reporting in war-torn countries

She is usually the one asking the questions, but last Tuesday Debbie Whitmont, an Australian television journalist and writer for ABC’s Four Corners news program, was the one answering the questions as she took part in a Q and A session at the University of New South Wales. Organised by the faculty of Journalism, the session saw the veteran journalist being ...

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Belle Gibson’s wellness empire a ‘sham’: reports

A former Brisbane schoolgirl who claimed to have survived cancer due to a healthy lifestyle is facing accusations she fabricated the story to help develop a business. Belle Gibson, 23, founded an app called The Whole Pantry, which is marketed as the world’s first health, wellness and lifestyle app community. Ms Gibson was diagnosed with multiple cancers from 2009 but ...

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Shisha café venues fight to survive

From 6 July 2015, the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 will take full effect and all commercial outdoor dining areas in NSW, including hotels, clubs, restaurants and cafes will be smoke free. With less than six months to go before the new laws are implemented, local Sydney eateries and smoking houses are beginning to feel the grunt – particularly Middle Eastern ...

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