• Business lessons from averting an air disaster

    THE SAME techniques that a highly trained – and determined – Qantas team used to avert what could have become one of the world’s worst aviation disasters, can be used to save your business life.

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    FOR UNIQUE and interactive catering solutions business, Gathering Events, the challenges of running and growing a business are expected to get easier with Brisbane City Council aiming to create Australia’s most small-business-friendly city.

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  • Brexit to make Australia's day?

    ECONOMIST Dan Hadley writes that as Australians have been commemorating  the arrival in 1788 of the British First Fleet, the British themselves have been getting ready to sail out of Brussels and the European Union on a modern Brexit voyage into uncharted waters.

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  • GM kills Holden ... but offers a Chevy silver lining?

    GENERAL MOTORS (GM) has retired what it referred to as ‘the Holden brand’ from sales in Australia and New Zealand. But will the promise of new Chevrolet Corvettes, Camaros and Silverados help pacify distraught car enthusiasts?

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AS AUSTRALIANS ARGUE AND FIGHT in shopping aisles over packets of toilet paper, other nations have focused on more serious matters in regard to COVID-19.

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