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Loyalty Program Reforms

Posted by Kirsten Lowis on 9 September 2019
Loyalty Program Reforms
Loyalty program practices are under scrutiny, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) 2019 compliance and enforcement priority into competition and consumer i...
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The new normal - 1 per cent interest rates

Posted by Kirsten Lowis on 12 August 2019
The new normal - 1 per cent interest rates
Back in May 2019, New Zealand's cash rate dropped by a quarter point, then the Aussie dollar followed suit in June, with the US Federal Reserve following the trend in July.  This week t...
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Dare to Declare

Posted by Kirsten Lowis on 11 July 2019
Dare to Declare
Working a job, and earning income from a side hustle? You can't escape the tax man's data matching technology. Whether it's driving an Uber, renting out a spare room on AirBnb, e...
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REVEALED: What the big 4 banks don't want you to know...

Posted by Kirsten Lowis on 17 June 2019
REVEALED: What the big 4 banks don't want you to know...
Home loan rate cuts have been delayed, and the big banks will pocket an extra $109 million according to money-saving watchdog Mozo.com.au who has been recording home loan rate cuts from 33 lenders....
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Cashless and Cardless - Checkout-Free Convenience Stores for 7-Eleven in Australia

Posted by Kirsten Lowis on 7 June 2019
Cashless and Cardless - Checkout-Free Convenience Stores for 7-Eleven in Australia
Accorcing to Smart Company, Australia's largest convenience retailer is introducing checkout-free, launching a "cashless and cardless" concept store in Australia. Melbourne has be...
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RBA Slashes Interest Rates by 0.25pc

Posted by Kirsten Lowis on 4 June 2019
RBA Slashes Interest Rates by 0.25pc
Yesterday, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut the official cash rate by 0.25pc to a new record low of 1.25pc in a widely predicted move to stimulate the economy. With clearly articulated ai...
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BOOK REVIEW: How the Rich are destroying the Earth

Posted by Kirsten Lowis on 1 June 2019
BOOK REVIEW: How the Rich are destroying the Earth
BOOK: How the Rich are destroying the Earth
AUTHOR:  Herve Kempf
Reviewed by: Kirsten Lowis This is one book about our environment and economy that you must read.  It's by ...
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Budget Cuts

Posted by Kirsten Lowis on 31 May 2019
Budget Cuts
This case study illustrates how a Wholesale Butchery used budgets to enable it to meet business objectives related to financial performance with a view to achieving its vision: to become 'the u...
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Improving the way you sell to customers

Posted by Kirsten Lowis on 31 May 2019
Improving the way you sell to customers
This case study zooms in on Paul, who is a Tourist Operator. Over a ten year period, Paul developed a series of brand values which enabled his business to reflect improvements
in service prov...
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A Step in the Right Direction - Fair Work raises minimum wage

Posted by Kirsten Lowis on 27 May 2019
A Step in the Right Direction - Fair Work raises minimum wage
From 1 July 2019, the Fair Work Commission has granted a $21.60 a week increase in the minimum wage that will flow through to 2.2 million Autralian workers, raising the national minimum wage  ...
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