Julia Gillard


Got a Rudd vs Gillard fight brewing in your workplace? Here are five ways to stop office politics before it gets nasty

2:48PM | Friday, 24 February 2012 |  Office politics is brutal and can bring down a company completely. Here are five ways to stop it before it starts.

Business leaders hit out at “debilitating” Labor leadership battle

2:24PM | Thursday, 23 February 2012 |  Labor’s leadership battle could cripple the already-fragile state of business confidence, business groups warn, with concerns raised over how Kevin Rudd’s potential return would affect conditions.

Top 10 things that start-ups need from the prime minister

2:40PM | Thursday, 23 February 2012 |  Whether it’s Kevin or Julia that ends up in charge, it’s time for Australian start-ups to get a fair shake of the sauce bottle. Moving forwards, here is a no-spin 10 point plan to boost the numbers for Australian small business. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

THE NEWS WRAP: Gillard set to call a leadership ballot today

2:16AM | Thursday, 23 February 2012 |  Julia Gillard is expected to call a leadership ballot today, in response to yesterday’s dramatic resignation of Kevin Rudd.

Kevin Rudd resigns as foreign minister, positions for leadership challenge

2:07PM | Wednesday, 22 February 2012 |  Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has staged a dramatic press conference in Washington, resigning as foreign minister and announcing he will return home to consult, family, friends and political colleagues about his future – which now looks likely to include a leadership push.

Arbib replaces Sherry as Small Business Minister

12:05PM | Monday, 12 December 2011 |  The Gillard Government has appointed Mark Arbib as Australia’s Small Business Minister following the resignation of Nick Sherry, who held the title for little more than a year.

$18 million Australia-China research fund to strengthen ties

11:49PM | Thursday, 17 November 2011 |  Australia’s ties with China look set to strengthen even more, with Australia-China research collaborations to receive an addition $18 million under a new government-funded initiative.

Disability insurance scheme set to spark start-up opportunities

8:23PM | Friday, 12 August 2011 |  The creation of a national disability insurance scheme would be a boon for the private sector, experts claim, suggesting there are business opportunities as the industry welcomes more commercial providers.

THE NEWS WRAP: Emergency talks held over Eurozone debt crisis

8:09AM | Monday, 8 August 2011 |  European financial chiefs have held emergency talks over whether to prevent Italy and Spain being dragged into the debt crisis that has fuelled turmoil across global markets.

Carbon tax impact downplayed by Deloitte, as new poll reveals rise in public support

7:57PM | Monday, 25 July 2011 |  A leading economic forecaster has downplayed the impact of the carbon tax on businesses, as a new poll reveals public support for the scheme has risen 6% since its details were announced.