Retail Politics Fail as Jittery Consumers are not Buying

Malcolm Turnbull and the Coalition are failing on retail politics — literally. There is no clear sense of direction on tax, the economy and the upcoming budget for solid Coalition constituencies such as families, small business, self-funded retirees and independent contractors apart from the declaration that “we all have to live within our means”. The problem for the government with …

How your Business can Engage Social Media Savvy Customers

One in three Aussies now reads the news on social media platforms first. What does this mean for your small business? There is a big difference between actively speaking to your customers and being heard. Many businesses still long to see their headshot in their daily newspaper and most fail to realise that the print mastheads no longer drive public …

Senate votes to Axe Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal

The federal government will abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT), after legislation to axe the controversial body passed the Senate [Monday] night. After two hours of debate, the legislation passed the upper house 36 votes to 32, with all of the crossbench senators, apart from Ricky Muir from the Motoring Enthusiast party, voting in favour of the repeal bill, …