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Household spending intentions in December highest since 2017

The CommBank Household Spending Intentions Index increased by 2.5% to 115.0 in December, its highest level since the series commenced in July 2017, with the biggest gains in the travel, transport and...

Government action on Covid worker shortages

In recent weeks, fuel distribution and fuel retail businesses have consistently reported concern about the rising proportion of staff being removed from the available staff pool lost to Covid – in terms...

RAT demand and pricing cautions

By Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association Executive Manager Employment and Training Elisha Radwanowski. As demand for Rapid Antigen Tests greatly outstrips supply nationwide and States and Territories implement contact protocols that depend...

Why you should ask to pay more for a good cup of coffee

When prices are too low, the whole industry suffers and becomes unsustainable. By Pablo & Rusty’s Coffee Roasters CEO Abdullah Ramay. Nothing breaks my heart more than paying a low price for a well-brewed...

Jobs recovery must focus on skills for an Aussie-made future

The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) released on 16 December makes a start on the essential task of upgrading manufacturing workforce skills to drive strong economic and jobs growth, the Australian...

Woodside’s proposed acquisition of BHP Petroleum not opposed

The ACCC will not oppose Woodside Petroleum Limited’s proposed acquisition of BHP Petroleum International Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of BHP. Woodside and BHP Petroleum supply domestic natural gas in Western Australia,...

Challenges in coffee sourcing for 2022

After a tumultuous 12 months for Australian coffee roasters as Covid-19 lockdowns impacted city cafes and caused volatility in consumption patterns, roasters need to come to grips with the even greater challenges...

Opportunities with supercharged socialising

As lockdowns lift and restrictions ease, we can expect an even busier summer entertaining season. By Norrelle Goldring. The summer months are traditionally the biggest for socialising and entertaining, and the season this year...

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