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19.Oct, 2020 0

Australia underestimates Jacinda Ardern. Plus: is Myer a small business? – Crikey

The media has a ‘Dewey defeats Truman’ moment on the NZ election. Plus, the ‘small business’ owners fighting the Victorian lockdown. Dewey defeats Truman A big week or two of elections always brings out the best in the media. Compare, for example, the following trio: Good Weekend, October 11: “Jacinda…

19.Oct, 2020 0

Why home wellness is spawning a plethora of business ideas – Sydney Morning Herald

“Wellness has been a growing industry over the past eight to 10 years and now it’s becoming way more mainstream,” says Alison Morgan, founder of business coaching firm Relauncher. “Because information [about household toxins] is so readily available on social media and online, people are becoming far more educated.” Morgan,…

19.Oct, 2020 0

RM Williams bought by Australian mining tycoon Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest – ABC News

An investment company owned by mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest and his wife Nicola has bought iconic bootmaker RM Williams, returning it to Australian ownership. Key points: The sale returns RM Williams to Australian ownership The bootmaker is an iconic South Australian brand Its retail stores closed due to coronavirus…

19.Oct, 2020 0

Shanghai marketing and production company Push opens in Australia – Mumbrella

Shanghai-born marketing and production company, Push, is opening its doors in Sydney, led by co-founder and creative director Jonathon Lim. Push specialises in content focused on Asian youth culture, skateboarding, music, fashion and gaming, and will offer Australian brands the opportunity to engage with the country’s diverse youth market or…

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Daniel Andrews lashes Josh Frydenberg over attack on Victoria’s Covid strategy – The Guardian

Daniel Andrews has launched a stinging attack on the federal treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, saying he is “not a leader, he is just a Liberal” who likes to “play politics all day every day”. “Victorians are sick of it,” the premier said. Frydenberg did a round of interviews on Monday morning…

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The Oliver family business has survived for 6 generations. This is how they’ve done it – ABC Life

Corrina Wright grew up listening to her relatives discussing the family business at dinnertime. “I remember trying to get a word in with my grandpa and my uncles when I was a kid, across the dinner table,” she says. Decades later, she and her two cousins Brioni and Sam are…

19.Oct, 2020 0

Aussie entrepreneurs need to develop a taste for risk, says Simon Davies – SmartCompany.com.au

Bastion Brands founder and chief executive officer Simon Davies. Source: supplied. Risk-taking is not a signature trait of Australian businesses. In fact, we’re risk-averse and conservative in our business outlook. While this has served us well by giving us incremental growth over the years, we’ve never experienced the great leaps…

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Covid rewrites Australia’s future, with huge drop in population signalling challenges ahead – The Guardian

The pandemic has created Australia’s “sliding doors” moment, with the nation now facing a smaller and older population shift, forever altering the future that may have been. The decision to shut Australia’s borders, made out of necessity to prevent Covid-19 spreading, has pulled the country into a new reality where…

19.Oct, 2020 0

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria records four new COVID-19 cases as state’s residents enjoy first day with eased restrictions; Australian death toll jumps to 905 – The Sydney Morning Herald

Melbourne originally had two requirements to move to step three of its reopening plan – the first, to drive the 14-day case average under five; the second, to record no more than five mystery cases over the two weeks leading up to October 19. Now that we’ve reached October 19,…

18.Oct, 2020 0

Aus business growth in Asia in the slow lane – BlueNotes

With the China crisis yet again drawing attention to Australia’s heavy dependence on the export of commodities to Asia, calls for more on the ground investment to facilitate services exports have been growing. The argument goes that commodities can often by exported with little investment on the ground but taking…