A 2008 study says Australians are less comfortable promoting business interests than business-builders in several other countries. The study was conducted by well-known U.S. scientists, Shannon L. Goodson, George W. Dudley and Trelitha R. Bryant. The research team examined attitudes towards business-building in more than 199,000 sales and non-sales professionals scattered across 34 nations including […]
ISACA, an association serving more than 86,000 IT governance professionals, says that a significant court case in the United States, in which a 19-year-old hacker has pleaded guilty to modifying a file-sharing application, highlights the dangers of using this type of software. File-sharing while at work is becoming increasingly common and exposing companies to serious […]
Peter Walsh, one of the world’s leading professional organisers, author and regular guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show will visit Australia to launch Dymo N.O.W. and offer his expert organisational tips. “Having seen the impact that organisation can have on people’s lives, I’m delighted to support Dymo and be involved in Dymo N.O.W.,” said Peter. […]
Borne Naked is the unique handbag liner that sits inside your handbag and holds the contents in organised compartments – keeping all your favourite things in one completely see-through pouch. When you want to change your handbag, the Borne Naked Handbag Liner makes the job of transferring all your contents from one bag to another […]
National employment website, CareerOne.com.au, and online marketplace, eBay.com.au, today announced the launch of eBay Jobs™ located on the web at http://ebay.careerone.com.au A strategic partnership between the two brands, eBay Jobs™, powered by CareerOne.com.au, will let eBay users search for jobs and access career advice on eBay.com.au in a world-first integration for the online shopping giant.
Vehicle maintenance is not a tedious chore. In fact, making sure your car runs properly with scheduled visits to the mechanic will most likely keep your car out of the repair shop and on the road. Most mechanics are honest, but some do try to convince you to perform maintenance more often than you need […]
Virgin Group has announced one of its most successful global businesses, Virgin Active health clubs, is coming to Australia, with the first club set to open in Frenchs Forest (Sydney) in December this year. Already a major player in health and fitness in the UK, Italy, Spain and South Africa, Virgin Active has made a […]
People often ask me what they can do to get a good used vehicle for a good price. While the answer isn’t always simple, it’s safe to say there is a little bit of information that can go a long way toward that goal. Here are three tips that if followed, will benefit you the […]
Rising fuel costs. Interest rates going up. Returns on investments going down. Dire warnings about the economy sliding into recession. It’s clear that there has been an abrupt slowdown in the Australian economy over the last year. In the current economic climate many business owners begin to worry how they’re going to survive this slowing […]
New research released last week by Olay reveals that a woman’s panic about aging begins before she’s even reached her 30s! Most women spend their teens trying to look older than they really are and say that they finally become happy with their appearance in their early twenties. However, researchers have found that everything changes […]
A recent report claiming stress has contributed to payouts of over $17 million to Victorian school teachers may be just the tip of the iceberg. According to Dr Lindsay McMillan, Chief Executive of Converge International, stress is costing Australian businesses billions of dollars. “Work related stress is the second biggest cause of worker’s compensation claims […]
Bob Carr will today launch a new series of books entitled Little Books on Big Themes at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney at 5pm. All of the distinguished writers in this first series will be in attendence including Germaine Greer, Blanche d’Alpuget, Barrie Kosky and David Malouf. Published by Melbourne University Publishing this […]
Veronika Cvak from Roxburgh Park in Melbourne (pictured) has won Australia’s first ever search for a plus size model competition. The twenty year old has beaten over 2800 contestants, winning a $30,000 contract, to become the new face of City Chic, Australia’s leading plus size high street retailer. “I can’t believe I have won the […]
There is no denying there has been an explosion in business networks on the Internet and with the popularity of social networking sites such as MySpace and FaceBook, this trend is sure to continue well into the foreseeable future. But with so many business networking sites to choose from, how is the discerning networker to […]
Scientists in Australia have unravelled the structure of a cell signalling receptor in the blood control system which when damaged is responsible for diseases such as leukaemia. Their discovery helps to explain, for the first time, how this receptor is activated and will form the springboard for the development of new treatments. The findings, published […]
One in five Australians will suffer depression – but getting help early can be the key to a faster, fuller recovery and better health. The Winter 2008 edition of MedicinesTalk is devoted to treating and beating this debilitating condition. And the latest edition of Medicine Update gives an in-depth review of one treatment option. MedicinesTalk, […]
Parents of donor-conceived children are desperately looking for help when trying to tell their children how they were conceived, according to the Infertility Treatment Authority (ITA). In the past year to July, there have been more than 71,000 hits to the ITA website, the majority from people seeking information and resources on ‘how to tell’ […]
The fourth annual Family Business Survey, launched by KPMG, Family Business Australia and Deakin University today reveals that family businesses believe they have an edge over their competitors due to their strong relationships with employees, suppliers and customers. However, many have insular leadership processes and management that may be restricting their profitability and growth.
I’ve come across the following scenario quite a few times: “I’ve broken-up with my boyfriend and my problem is I co-signed on a car for him. I’ve asked him to take my name off the loan and get the car under his own name. What should I do to avoid being taken advantage of? Is […]
To celebrate its fresh new look, Cool Ridge decided to ask the nation just what they honestly believed about water. Cool Ridge then compiled the results and found out exactly what myths are out there and the results may surprise you.
Australian office workers face a high risk of complex vision and eye problems from prolonged computer use, according to Optometrists Association of Australia (OAA), the peak body for optometrists in Australia. Optometrists Association Australia’s Professional Services Manager, Shirley Loh, said computer eye fatigue – vision problems and deterioration of eye health from computer use – […]
People around Australia can now see the National Archives’ popular exhibition Strike a Pose online.The exhibition, which recently opened, features trends of the 1960s and 1970s in a celebration of Australian fashion photography. “Strike a Pose has been so popular with visitors to Canberra that we wanted to provide an opportunity for others who live […]
After 70 days alone in the Arctic, two young Australians have today completed an epic journey to become the first people to traverse the largely unexplored Victoria Island. In May, Chris Bray (25) and Clark Carter (24), both from Sydney, began hauling, paddling and dragging 500kgs of equipment and supplies behind them in unique carts […]
In this her fifth collection of poetry, award-winning poet Karen Knight captures with disarming skill, sensitivity and piercing black humour her experiences as an inmate at the Royal Derwent Psychiatric Hospital (RDH) in 1969. Postcards from the Asylum arises from Knight’s resolve to come to terms with being sent to live at the RDH as […]
The new Samy Salon Systems is a professional performance haircare free from sulfate, 100% vegan and boasting a comprehensive product line up with nearly 40 individual products catering to every hair requirement imaginable. There is a shampoo, conditioner or treatment to suit every hair type, problem or condition with stylers and finishers to ensure every […]
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released their Report into the Competitiveness of Retail Prices for Standard Prices on 5 August 2008. Most of the major players in the industry welcomed the report by the ACCC, which found no wrong doing by the supermarket chains in Australia.
Australia Post’s Environment Manager, Andy Trott said Australia Post has teamed up with MobileMuster, the official national recycling program of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), to help recycle mobile phone handsets, batteries, chargers and accessories. “Reply Paid satchels are available free at all post offices so anyone can send their used mobile phones to […]
When Lucinda Smedley entered the 2008 ‘Miss Earth’ pageant, she was serious about making a difference. Several months later while securing herself a spot in the Australian finals held in September, she launched the inaugural environmental fashion fundraiser to raise money and awareness of the World Wildlife Fund.
It’s the middle of the afternoon and you’re weary. You’ve just re-read the same paragraph three times and you still don’t know what it means. You look up at the clock on the wall only to have all your hopes dashed when you discover there are still two hours remaining in the work day. You […]
On Friday the NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages will marry 96 couples in a marathon day of Olympic proportion. “This special calendar event has caused a sensation here at the Registry,” said Greg Curry, Registrar, NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages. This Friday, 96 couples will say ‘I do’ at Registry offices […]
Calls from healthcare professionals to recognise gastric band surgery for treating type 2 diabetes have been increased in light of new data which shows that intervening early with the procedure offers the greatest chance of remission. Surgeons say it should be considered as a therapy for type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes in the morbidly obese¹.
With bladder and bowel issues (incontinence) affecting one in three Australian women who have ever had a baby, health experts at the Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health have developed an innovative podcast as a practical, discreet and portable tool to help women remember to exercise their pelvic floor muscles every day. And it’s not […]
A new report from financial comparison site InfoChoice.com.au and The Sheet lends weight to recent claims from the Commonwealth Treasury that Australian banks are profiteering from customers. The mortgage market report *The State of Play shows that profit margins for banks have increased more than 30% in the last six months, from 135 basis points […]
A new BMW that reads speed limit signposts and variable speed limit signs and shows the limit in the instrument cluster has been unveiled. Speed Limit Display ensures drivers always know what speed zone they are in when driving. This is especially important on roads which may have several different speed zones, or variable speed […]
The Cochlear Implant is up there with penicillin, the black box flight recorder and the Hills Hoist as one of Australia’s most well known inventions and this year it will celebrate its 30th Birthday. The first successful implant was done on August 1st 1978 and the patient was Rod Saunders who had lost his hearing […]
During the first week in August, there’s a special message that all Australian mothers should hear about the pressure of their important role. However, this pressure doesn’t relate to achieving work-life balance, wrestling with the household budget, or finding affordable child-care. This special message from the Continence Foundation of Australia is about the pressure of […]
A new book which aims to dispel myths and misconceptions associated with the role of women in Islam will be launched today by the Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs and Settlement Services, Laurie Ferguson. The book titled “Did you Know? Refuting rigid interpretations concerning the position of women in Islam, and Muslims’ interactions with non-Muslims” […]
One in five young Australians have been the victim of cyber bullying (Australian Democrats Youth Poll, 2007) and figures from Queensland University of Technology suggest that nearly all teens will experience some form of mobile phone bullying by the time they graduate, with boys more likely to be exposed. With bullying, particularly cyber bullying, on […]
A website offering fake sick notes for a fee could endanger people’s health and encourage fraud, AMA President Dr Rosanna Capolingua warned today. The AMA says that an overseas company has set up an Australian section on their website that charges $40 for fake sick leave certificates containing a local GP’s name and practice. “The […]
By 2020, per capita greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by 35 per cent per resident and 59 per cent per worker under a target identified in Future Melbourne – the most ambitious community consultation project ever undertaken by the City of Melbourne. Around 15,000 individuals, businesses, organisations and community groups from across Melbourne and […]