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BP Australia dedicated to working with indigenous peoples

BP Australia has launched its third Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). According to the company, the 2018-2020 RAP strengthens its dedication to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. BP says it defined the focus of the RAP through “extensive engagement” with its employees, indigenous communities and external stakeholders. “I’m …

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Minister to intervene in ‘double dipping’ case

Federal Jobs and Industrial Relations Minister Kelly O’Dwyer says she’ll intervene in a federal court case involving employee entitlements. The company involved is WorkPac, which describes itself as “specialising in recruitment for mining jobs, construction, engineering, and oil and gas jobs”. The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the minister’s …

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Paving the way for the future of retail

Active International Australia explains how to safe-proof your inventory management. Managing stock is fraught with challenges in today’s retail landscape. While surplus stock ties up capital and can keep you from reinvesting in your business, waiting times on products will deter the modern customer who ‘wants it right now’. Experts insist …

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Coca-Cola invests in Made Group

Coca-Cola Amatil and The Coca-Cola Company have announced joint acquisition of a 45 per cent minority interest in Made Group. Made Group is responsible for Australian beverage brands including Cocobella, Rokeby Farms, Impressed and the company’s first brand, NutrientWater. Through this partnership, Made Group will reportedly continue operating independently. But …

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Ombudsman: small businesses ‘disappointed’ with banking report

Ombudsman Kate Carnell says many small businesses will be disappointed by Royal Commissioner Kenneth Hayne’s interim report into banking misconduct. Ms Carnell says the banks’ behaviour affected many small businesses. But so far, she says, they have not received “adequate consideration” from the Royal Commission. She said, “The interim report …

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RBA backs Ombudsman over ‘funding gap’ for SMEs

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has followed the Ombudsman in highlighting the absence of “entrepreneurial finance” for Aussie start-ups. The finding comes from the RBA’s latest bulletin, ‘Access to Small Business Finance’. It found small business owners and start-ups are still having difficulty accessing finance to start or grow …

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Shopper Tracker rebrands to Shopper Intelligence

Shopper Tracker has announced it has a new brand name – Shopper Intelligence. “I’m delighted to announce some very exciting innovation, international growth and increasing expertise, all culminating in a new name for our business: Shopper Intelligence,” Managing Director ANZ Simon Ford (right) said. Shopper Tracker launched 10 years ago …

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