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Discord between COSBOA and music licensor

The Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) has lodged a privacy complaint with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner about the behaviour of the Australasian Performing Rights Association and the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (APRA AMCOS), and the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited (PPCA). These organisations …

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Shaping the future at CEBIT 2019

CEBIT Australia took place at Sydney’s International Convention Centre this week. Running between 29 and 31 October, CEBIT 2019 featured over 200 expert speakers. They delivered keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops and lightning talks. Among these sessions was ‘How next generation AI and robots can disrupt supply chains – A …

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Supply chain financing up for review

A review of supply chain financing has been launched by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell. It’s expected that the review will examine the ways in which small and family businesses can use supply chain financing to manage cash flow and fund growth, while also looking …

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Epson’s latest POS printers

Epson Australia is releasing two new low-cost POS printers – the TM-T82III and the TM-T82IIIL. Both printers are designed specifically for price and cost-conscious retail and hospitality businesses that require reliable point of sale transactions. New features   TM-T82III features: a more durable printhead with improved reliability capable of printing up …

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Seven pay rules employers often break

Tracy Angwin, CEO at Australian Payroll Association, has revealed the seven rules surrounding employee pay and entitlements that employers commonly break. Ms Angwin says employee-related federal and state-based legislation and employee awards change regularly. “Therefore,” she said, “companies need to be aware of their legal obligations to enable them to …

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ARA and American Express team up in new partnership

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has announced a new strategic partnership with American Express. According to ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman, a more direct relationship between the ARA and American Express will strengthen developments in payments innovation and create new products that meet the needs of Australian retailers. “American Express …

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Feel the need for 5G speed

Samsung Electronics Australia together with Tech Research Asia (TRA) have launched a research report and whitepaper – 5G for Business in Australia, which explores how 5G networks, devices and services can support the goals of Australian businesses. A potential roadmap of 5G adoption The key findings of the report include: …

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Ombudsman inquiry to ‘shine a light’ on insolvency system

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has announced an inquiry into the insolvency system. The Insolvency Practices Inquiry will investigate if current insolvency practices achieve the best possible outcome for small and family businesses in financial trouble. “This inquiry will shine a light on the insolvency …

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Open IIoT event discusses Industry 4.0

Open IIoT hosted a Demonstration Day this week in Victoria as an open platform to discuss the practical implementation of Industry 4.0. This was the first event in a series of panel discussions with events taking place in Sydney and Brisbane on 15 October and 7 November respectively. Jim Wallace, …

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Senior level temps gaining popularity

The annual Hays Salary Guide, which surveyed more than 3,400 organisations, has revealed that more than 22 per cent of organisations employed temporary or contract staff at the senior level over the past 12 months, with another six per cent employing executive or c-suite candidates for short-term needs. The report …

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