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Listen to this story With the announcement of a lockdown extension for another seven days, the Victorian government has announced a fresh $209.3 million support package for small and medium businesses (SMEs). The announcement comes after the state government announced a $250.7 million support package on Sunday, May 30. The fresh announcement brings the total…
Listen to this story How you structure your workforce matters. Deciding whether to employ people on a full-time, part-time, or casual basis will not only affect corporate culture but also determine your organisation’s flexibility and responsiveness. Not to mention your payroll. So how do you decide on the best mix of employees for your business?…
Listen to this story With Victoria’s seven-day lockdown inevitably impacting the state’s economy, the Victorian Government has announced support packages for the businesses most affected. The ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown has forced many businesses to shut their doors and the packages aim to minimise the damage to Victoria’s workforce. Up to 90,000 Victorian businesses affected by the…
Listen to this story CEO and Founder of Poolwerx, John O’Brien, explains why appointing a Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) was the natural next step for the company’s global expansion and discusses the issues you should consider if you’re thinking of hiring a CIO. In business, the discipline of innovation concurrently explores the future while enhancing…
Senate commission staffers are latest to raise concerns about Brazil hosting football tournament amid COVID-19 pandemic.Staff members of a Brazilian Senate inquiry into the country’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic have called for the upcoming Copa America football tournament to be postponed, citing low vaccination rates and the risks of spreading the virus. In a…
Germany’s Christian Democrats fend off far-right AfD challenge, garnering 36 percent of the vote, exit polls show.Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives won a resounding victory in a state election in eastern Germany on Sunday, in a boost to Armin Laschet, who hopes to succeed her in September’s national election. An exit poll from the Saxony-Anhalt election…
Mired in a court battle on corruption charges, Netanyahu faces being toppled by a motley coalition of legislators.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected accusations of incitement and said the newly formed Israeli coalition that is poised to unseat him was the result of “the greatest election fraud” in the history of democracy. In power…
Joe Manchin, key swing vote in US Senate, to oppose bill that would expand voting access and is backed by Democrats.West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, a crucial swing vote in the United States Senate, announced on Sunday he intends to oppose a sweeping voting rights bill backed by the majority of his fellow Democrats…
Security forces in Colombia have been accused of using excessive force during nationwide anti-government protests.Colombian President Ivan Duque has announced plans to “modernise” the country’s police force, including providing human rights training and increased oversight for officers, as his government faces criticism over the use of force against protesters. Anti-government demonstrations have taken place across…