Business & Economy

The bits and bytes that could deliver Australia’s next $100 billion industry

The Australian share of the AgTech industry is ripe for the picking.Our next steps will determine how Australia, a country with proud agricultural heritage, is viewed by the worldwide industry.

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Budget repair: the focus must be on tax, spending and co-operation from all parties

Federal Parliament returned yesterday and it is crucial that all representatives – new and old – address our economic situation seriously in the new sitting. Business surveys have shown widespread…

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Economic outlook: Australia steers a middle course through Brexit fog of global uncertainty

The fall-out from the historic Brexit vote may have given the world economy the ‘interesting times’ that the famous Chinese curse warns of. Prior to the Brexit referendum world economic…

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#mycensus: not just a survey but critical data gathered by all the people for the people

Last night was an important night for the Australian Government.  It was Census night, which has occurred every five years (since 1961) on a mid-week winter’s night in August when…

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Technology in agriculture: it’s about connectivity for productivity

While digital innovation isn’t normally associated with agricultural production; picking fruit, sowing fields and breeding livestock; innovative and connective solutions are as applicable in agriculture as any other industry.

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A new agenda for M&A: an innovative pathway towards skills acquisition 

Innovation is increasingly shaping the M&A growth story in Australia. Where traditional M&A may look to incorporate one organisation into another’s traditional line of business through a change of control,…

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This Brave New World Requires Courage

There is a new global economic environment arising from a more difficult politics. The very heart of the European project – pooling sovereignty for growth – has been wounded.

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Realising post-deal potential: it’s all in the synergy

Buying another business can reinvigorate a company, and disruptive mergers and acquisitions are emerging as the quickest route to this end.

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Available anytime and anywhere: retail supply shifts from on the shelf to on demand

A savvy and demanding consumer is driving retailers to rethink their supply chain. While some companies struggle to adapt in response to fast-evolving consumer demands and service expectations, others thrive…

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Brexit…a ‘be careful what you wish for’ moment

The United Kingdom’s vote last Friday to Leave, rather than Remain in the European Union (EU) may have been the country’s ‘be careful what you wish for’ moment.  Having spent…

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Dairy derivatives: a sweet solution for milk producers

There is an existential threat to the 1.7 million dairy cows currently spending their days on Australian dairy pastures, and the farmers who literally milk their livelihood from these herds.…

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The ins and outs of internships: an important experience but be mindful of the law

“The Intern” is a 2015 movie about widowed retiree Ben Whittaker, who lands a job as a “senior intern” with an online fashion site. In true Hollywood style, Ben faces…

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Midsize me: achieving lasting growth in the heart of the Australian economy

The term “mid-market” may not necessarily get a lot of people excited. People either focus on the big end of town or the talk about start-ups and small businesses. It’s…

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