Paradise Resort on the Gold Coast has announced it will open the BIGGEST Resort Aqua Play Water Park in the Southern Hemisphere in September. The water park will feature a giant central pool, large heated spa and 2 enormous Aqua Play attractions. The larger structure will be 3 stories high on multi levels complete with […]
It’s embarrassing and distressing, but if you suffer from incontinence you are not alone and you don’t have to put up with it. One in 20 Australians regularly experiences uncontrolled leakage of urine – That’s over a million people, of all ages, but more commonly women and older people. Incontinence can also involve leakage of […]
Ford Australia has decided to simplify the ever-confusing conversation with the local mechanic, so the next time you walk into a garage – you can do so with confidence. Know the basics– Most people couldn’t care less about the inner workings of their car, but a little book work goes a long way when dealing […]
The Small Business Superannuation Clearing House offers small businesses with less than 20 employees a free online service for simplifying staff superannuation payments. Delivered by Medicare Australia, the clearing house streamlines your super payments in a secure environment to save you time and reduce red tape.
Sydney-based small and medium businesses can now nominate for the 2011 City of Sydney Business Awards. The awards recognise high achieving businesses across a wide range of industries.
If you’re a retailer in the ACT and provide plastic shopping bags for your customers, you will soon need to provide alternative options. From 1 July 2011 single-use, lightweight plastic bags are being phased out. During 1 July – 31 October, you can still provide those types of bags.
The Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 is now open for public consultation. If you’re a business owner, an industry expert or have a keen interest in this topic, becoming involved in the consultation process will help give Australian small businesses a bigger voice in how industry operates.
A new Point of Sale sign is now available to Australian retailers to raise awareness of retailer and consumer rights under the Australia Consumer Law (ACL). The sign is designed to allow your customers to understand their rights to refunds and returns as they make their purchase. It also allows you to communicate your legal rights as a business when an item is not eligible for return.
Textile, clothing and footwear industry grants This information is brought to you by business.gov.au Textile, clothing and footwear industry grants Wednesday 08 June 2011 If your business is in the textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) industry, you can now apply for the second round of grants for the Strategic Capability Program (SCP). Administered by AusIndustry, […]
Help your business take off overseas This information is brought to you by business.gov.au Help your business take off overseas Friday 03 June 2011 As a small business owner, you may recognise the importance of protecting your intellectual property (IP) in Australia. However, have you considered the importance of protecting your IP overseas? Whether you’re […]
National Cyber Security Awareness Week This information is brought to you by business.gov.au National Cyber Security Awareness Week Wednesday 01 June 2011 As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Week this week, small businesses are being encouraged to review their cyber security strategies and ensure their business and customers are protected. Not protecting your customer […]
IBM are currently recruiting for a range of positions in Australia. Job areas include: Consulting & Services; Engineering (hardware); Finance & Accounting; Human Resources; IT & Telecommunications; Legal; Manufacturing; Marketing & Communications; Operations; Research; Sales; and Software Development. IBM is filled with smart people, each of whom are actively involved in helping industries around the […]
Good Beginnings, a national charity building better outcomes for children in vulnerable communities, is calling on Australians to help build better futures for children suffering from neglect and abuse. At least 1 in 10 Australian children will suffer from neglect or abuse, and recent national figures show that the number of children removed from their […]
For a limited time only, Paradise Resort have released a Family Fun package with breakfast included for the whole family! 2 night packages start from $180* per room per night! Paradise Resort is located near the heart of Surfers Paradise – a family friendly resort that will ensure the kids holiday will be one to […]
Diabetes is a condition in which there is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. The rise in glucose occurs because the body can’t make enough of the hormone insulin, or the insulin produced is not working properly. Insulin is the hormone needed to transport glucose from the blood to the muscles. You may have […]
We often worry about the physical factors that affect our health, but sometimes forget about the role of emotional or psychological factors. Social connections, friendships and our relationships with other people help shape who we are and how we behave, but they also impact on our health. Research shows that loneliness and social isolation are […]
Skype uses your broadband connection to make free voice and video calls over the internet. Skype’s free downloadable software allows you to talk, instant message and make video calls to anyone else who has Skype for free. You can also call landline phones and mobiles and send text messages at great rates. For one low […]
This month, UK celebrity chef and Carnation milk ambassador, Phil Vickery creates a fun twist on the classic lolly that is perfect for kids and adults alike. Create this recipe alongside Phil with this simple step-by-step ‘pudcast’ and say with pride “I Made It”. Phil’s tip: Add a little more fruit juice to this recipe […]
New research conducted in Australia and published by the British Medical Journal online in July 2010, could hold the key to preventing excess weight gain and obesity in women and their families. Despite years of research and the billions of dollars spent each year on weight loss treatments, people in western countries such as Australia, […]
We all know what it’s like when it comes to tea time with toddlers – it can be hard enough getting them to sit still at the table let alone anything else! Between the ages of one and three years it can be difficult to get them to eat the right foods particularly as some […]
Due to media scares in recent years over the safety of traditional hormone therapy, many women are looking for alternative treatments to help them cope with their menopausal symptoms. Women may look to their family or friends for advice, but they also look towards other sources of information such as the internet, popular media and […]
According to the Petcare Information and Advisory Service (PIAS), planning for a garden that looks great and is well suited to pets is easy as long as you think about what both you and your pet want from the garden. “A well-presented, pet-friendly garden can be achieved with some planning at the outset and by […]
Are you currently looking to develop a business plan? Whether it’s to obtain finance or give your business direction, the new business.gov.au Business plan template (Word, 0.61MB) and Business plan guide (Word, 0.67MB) can help. After consultation with industry and business intermediaries, business.gov.au has developed a business plan template with sections on: Your business – […]
A new Australian study has found that sugar consumption may not be to blame for the worldwide obesity epidemic. Dr Alan Barclay, who is addressing the Dietitians Association of Australia’s (DAA) National Conference in Melbourne this week, and co-researcher Alicia Sim, looked at the relationship between total fructose (a type of sugar) consumption and rates […]
Love and Passion: The Ultimate Relationship Program Whether you are seeking to spark more passion in your intimate life, to find the partner of your dreams, or to improve any of the relationships in your life, the ULTIMATE RELATIONSHIP PROGRAM is designed to give you the tools and strategies to create sustainable excitement and lasting […]
Did you know that the medical definition of menopause is simply when it’s been 12 months since your last menstrual period? After that point, a woman is classified as postmenopause. The time leading up to menopause is called perimenopause, when many 40-something women experience fluctuations in their menstrual cycle, PMS-like symptoms (sore breasts, bloating, headaches, […]
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Any size of company can use Skype to change the way they communicate, collaborate and compete. Real-time communication tools will allow your business to work better, smarter and more efficiently. Australian Women Online has been using Skype to conduct telephone interviews in Australia and around the world, for more than two years. Using Skype together […]
Kathryn, 29, had recently been diagnosed with endometriosis. Not knowing much about the condition, she started asking her friends and co-workers if they knew anything about it. One woman said her sister had endometriosis and was infertile. Kathryn had always wanted children one day and was devastated to think that this was no longer possible. […]
Australia’s number one dating site, RSVP.com.au has launched a new relationship matching service for single Australians who are serious about meeting compatible partners and finding a long term relationship. MyType.com.au, was built and designed in consultation with leading Australian academics, psychologists and relationship experts, and matches singles on a range of compatibility and lifestyle factors. […]
From ‘urban pride’ to ‘forced sustainability’, according to trendwatching.com, even cautious consumers will crave pragmatic or exciting innovations in 2010. 1. BUSINESS AS UNUSUAL: When the downturn ends, there won’t be a return to ‘business as usual’. This year, prepare for ‘business as unusual’ as for the first time, there’s a global understanding, if not […]
One of the great traditions of Australia Day is its citizenship ceremonies and around the country, more than 16,000 people from around the world will become Australians citizens at more than 300 ceremonies. But Australia Day has much more to offer than just fireworks and citizenship ceremonies. The National Australia Day Council says thousands of […]
There are four finalists in each award category in each State and Territory. All State and Territory award recipients will become finalists for the national awards, which will be announced on 25 January 2010 in Canberra and which will also mark the 50th Anniversary of the Australian of the Year Awards program. Among the state […]
Kidsafe Victoria has issued a warning to parents over the high level of drowning risk to toddlers in homes storing water in buckets or wheelie bins. The warning comes following the near drowning of a four year old boy after he fell head first into a wheelie bin in the Melbourne suburb of Fawkner. The […]
AVATAR has smashed TITANIC’S long standing record at the Australian box office, to become the number one film of all time. Taking just 22 days to break the previous 12 year record for TITANIC which grossed A$57.65 million, James Cameron’s AVATAR reached A$58.8 million last night. Since the film’s release on 17th December 2009, AVATAR […]
The breakup of Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon was a bitter ending to a decade fraught with numerous divorce and cheating scandals and sparse golden couples in Tinseltown. Over the years, there have been celebrity couples whose commitment to each other have been nothing short of inspirational: Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Linda and Paul […]
Researchers at The George Institute in Sydney have discovered that high consumption of coffee and tea is associated with a substantially reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Lead author, Associate Professor Rachel Huxley at The George Institute, says that people who consumed on average three to four cups of coffee a day had one-quarter lower […]
The Alcohol Policy Coalition is calling on the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to address the need for factual alcohol labelling in response to a rise in misleading health claims, such as ‘low carbohydrate’ on beer products sold in Australia. Australia’s Coles supermarket chain has this week released its addition – Maxx Blonde – to […]
According to research in the United States, middle-aged men and women who engage in high levels of physical activity may be unknowingly causing damage to their knees and increasing their risk for osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness. The US study showed MRI evidence of knee abnormalities, including […]
Researchers in Sydney have made a scientific breakthrough with preeclampsia, a serious medical condition that effects up to 10% of expectant mothers in Australia. The discovery reinforces the theory that preeclampsia might involve the rejection of the fetus by its mother’s immune system. Published today in the Journal of Immunology, the paper explains for the […]