Business & Economy

Small business is the big budget winner: but there are a few “quibbles”

Small businesses in Western Sydney – and all over the country – will have been largely pleased with Tuesday night’s Federal Budget announcements. They will certainly welcome the immediate write…

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Measuring regional resilience: introducing the Australian Regional Capacity Index

By any measure, Australia would be considered a resilient country, having weathered many economic and environmental challenges in recent times. Interest in this concept has recently gathered pace with resilience…

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Whose idea is that any way?

In the lead up to the recent NSW election win by the Baird Government – Premier Baird made it a policy imperative to seek out and receive ideas from the…

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The collaborative economy – it’s nothing new

The collaborative economy is not a new thing. In fact, history tells us that this concept of asset sharing and matching ‘I have’ with ‘I want’ is completely old school.…

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The confidence trick

It is a key responsibility of business to help promote confidence in our economy. With the current political uncertainty and rapid change in the political landscape – such as that…

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Look right, look left, look right again: embedding customer centric behaviour

Standing at a pedestrian crossing waiting for the light to turn green (after seeing Muse play at the local arena), with what seemed like three thousand people, it struck me…

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Planets in alignment over Western Sydney

Today represents a big day for me, for KPMG and the Western Sydney economy. NSW Premier and Western Sydney Minister Mike Baird will officially open our new Western Sydney office, based…

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Don’t just press ‘send’

Achieving the desired cut-through for your internal message is always a tricky task with all the graymail and white noise clogging our information pathways. But let me make this clear…

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A demographic dipstick: 100 years and still counting

Apparently the Bureau of Statistics is considering eliminating the Australian Census. The census is conducted every five years and has been going in its current form since 1961, that is,…

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Mind Games & Leadership

Recent events both home and abroad have thrown up many questions about the importance of leadership, the impact that another person’s actions have on a team, and the negative impact…

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Innovate, adapt and invest – critical actions for a positive future

As 2015 gathers pace, business internationally is dealing with an unprecedented cocktail of uncertainty.

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“Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive”: Bernard Salt’s outlook for 2015

It all seems to be doom and gloom at the moment but I have a different view – there are reasons to be positive about 2015. What can we say…

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Come Wandering in Western Sydney

Ok I’ll admit it – I’ve jumped on the bandwagon. The Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club bandwagon, that is. But how could I not as someone who grew up in…

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