Australian Bureau of Statistics
Leading ‘mumpreneur’ Cas McCullough has highlighted the struggles of home-based micro businesses ahead of International Work At Home Person Week, calling for more support from government and industry.
Recent bushfires may have hampered parts of the Australian tourism industry, but new figures show foreign tourists are flocking to Australia in droves, suggesting start-ups can cash in.
New retail sales figures show sales slid by 0.1% in November, but the December figures could see a significant turnaround after retailers sang the praises of extended trading hours.
Australian consumers are predicted to spend around $12 billion on gifts this Christmas, hopefully allowing businesses to end what has, for many, been a tricky 2012 on a high note.
Start-ups in Tasmania have a better survival rate than elsewhere in Australia, with the healthcare and social assistance sectors topping the list of safe industries, according to a new report.
Australia is lagging other nations when it comes to the representation of women in senior business positions, according to a new study.
Australia’s national unemployment rate fell 0.1% to 5.2% in November, contrary to expectations, with Victoria and NSW experiencing the biggest falls in jobless numbers.
Innovation is a concept that most start-ups instinctively want to embrace. But it’s not something that comes naturally to some entrepreneurs and is notoriously hard to measure.
Food franchise giants Retail Food Group and Collins Foods have painted a positive outlook for their brands, despite a recent fall in retail sales for cafés, restaurants and takeaway food services.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has been widely tipped by economists to provide a pre-Christmas interest rate cut today, amid continued concerns about the strength of the economy.
The turnover rate of Australia’s top CEOs has hit record levels since the GFC, with one in four leaders of our largest businesses reportedly losing their jobs last year.
Residents of ritzy Melbourne suburb Toorak are Australia’s highest wage earners, taking home an average estimated income of $132,252.
In a lively speech delivered last week, former opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull covered everything from hard hats and fluoro vests to the embracing of “creative destruction” in his critique of Australia’s start-up scene.
The Federal Government has hailed the latest unemployment figures, despite an economist claiming the 5.4% jobless rate is a “middle of the road” figure.
The healthcare and social services sectors now employ more people than any other industry in Australia, according to results from the 2011 Australian census.
More than one in 20 Australians purchase organic products on a regular basis, according to a new report, which predicts the $1.27 billion industry is set for 15% annual growth.
Australia’s trade deficit has topped $2 billion, the worst result since March 2008, with falling prices and the strong Australian dollar blamed for the dip.
The national jobless rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 5.1% in August, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The Reserve Bank of Australia is expected today to keep interest rates on hold at 3.5%, for the third month in a row.
Australia’s unemployment rate eased to 5.2% in July, according to new figures, although a Westpac economic note warns it would be “inappropriate” to interpret the fall as the start of a tumble in the jobless level.