News archive from 2 September 2013

Bad Liberal policy will damage charities

Bad Liberal policy will damage charities

Comment Kevin Andrews' last big contribution to Australian public life was when he was Immigration Minister and totally botched the Dr Mohamed Haneef case, defaming and wrongly imprisoning the innocent doctor. The indications are that he intends to...

 

Bad Liberal policy will damage charities

Comment Kevin Andrews is planning to scrap the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission. Photo: Andrew Meares Kevin Andrews' last big contribution to Australian public life was when he was Immigration Minister and totally botched the Dr...

TheAge, 09:18 in Business
 

Bad Liberal policy will damage charities

Comment Kevin Andrews is planning to scrap the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission. Photo: Andrew Meares Kevin Andrews' last big contribution to Australian public life was when he was Immigration Minister and totally botched the Dr...

 

Driving small businesses crazy

Two of the measures announced include the scrapping of the instant asset write-off for assets costing under $6500, and the removal of the accelerated depreciation for motor vehicles. As most small businesses do not operate as companies the reduction...

 
Snap-happy tourists give Tassie instant exposure

Snap-happy tourists give Tassie instant exposure

The Tasmanian Government is hoping to get more bang for its tourism buck with a new foray into the world of social media.Tourism Minister Scott Bacon says a cheap new online campaign could reach millions during the next week. The Government has...

ABC News, 09:21 in Business
 
Rates exemption for rail corridor 'anti-competitive'

Rates exemption for rail corridor 'anti-competitive'

The Gladstone council in central Queensland says the State Government is giving haulage firm Aurizon a leg-up by exempting it from paying council rates.Council chief executive Stuart Randle says under the Local Government Act, owners of rail corridors...

ABC News, 09:25 in Business
 
Driving small businesses crazy

Driving small businesses crazy

Unfortunately a policy announced last week by the Coalition will also be damaging for both the car industry and small business owners. Despite Joe Hockey stating: "There are no great shocks here", the budget saving measures to fund the...

 
Driving small businesses crazy

Driving small businesses crazy

Unfortunately a policy announced last week by the Coalition will also be damaging for both the car industry and small business owners. Despite Joe Hockey stating: "There are no great shocks here", the budget saving measures to fund the...

 
More city shops shutting to move online

More city shops shutting to move online

Small businesses in Hobart are closing down their shopfronts and moving online in growing numbers.One women's fashion business in the CBD is closing its shopfront in November so it can run entirely online. Manager Amy Deeley says it is not because...

ABC News, 09:46 in Business
 

Markets Live: Caution ahead of data

9:43am: Whether Monday is your favourite or least favourite day of the week, a Ross Gittins column is a good way to settle into the working week: Election campaigns have become works of fantasy where, to enter the spirit of things, you have to suspend...

TheAge, 09:47 in Business
 

Markets Live: Caution ahead of data

9:43am: Whether Monday is your favourite or least favourite day of the week, a Ross Gittins column is a good way to settle into the working week: Election campaigns have become works of fantasy where, to enter the spirit of things, you have to suspend...

 
Vodafone confirms Verizon talks

Vodafone confirms Verizon talks

VODAFONE says it is in advanced talks to sell its 45 per cent stake of Verizon Wireless back to the U.S. cellphone service provider for $130 billion in cash and stock, a deal which would be the second-largest acquisition deal on record if it goes...

 

Markets Live: Caution ahead of data

9:43am: Whether Monday is your favourite or least favourite day of the week, a Ross Gittins column is a good way to settle into the working week: Election campaigns have become works of fantasy where, to enter the spirit of things, you have to suspend...

 
Murray bides time for new finance review

Murray bides time for new finance review

The former chief executive of Australia's biggest bank says he would consider chairing a review of the country's financial system if he were asked. David Murray, who steered the Commonwealth Bank through privatisation in the 1990s, says it is time for...

 

Murray bides time for new finance review

Proper review: David Murray says the financial system has moved on from Wallis. Photo: Nic Walker The former chief executive of Australia's biggest bank says he would consider chairing a review of the country's financial system if he were asked. David...

TheAge, 09:59 in Business
 
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