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Penalty rates to remain unchanged in an Abbott government, angering SMEs

3:38AM | Friday, 15 March

Under an Abbott government, the Productivity Commission could be charged with overhauling workplace laws, but penalty rates will remain unchanged.

THE NEWS WRAP: GST food exemption has proven costly: Former PM Howard

3:47AM | Monday, 11 March

The decision to exempt food from GST has cost the Federal Government billions of dollars since 2000, according to former prime minister John Howard.

THE NEWS WRAP: No return to WorkChoices, Abbott says

8:24PM | Monday, 27 August

Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has distanced himself from comments made by John Howard and reiterated that he would not look to reintroduce WorkChoices to Australian workplaces.

THE NEWS WRAP: Banks called on to pass on rate cut

5:19PM | Tuesday, 1 May

Business industry groups are calling on the big banks to pass on yesterday’s Reserve Bank 50 basis point interest rate cut.

Gillard rejects reports of Westfield carbon charge clause

3:44AM | Thursday, 15 March

Shopping centre giant Westfield is reportedly introducing a charge clause in lease agreements for its retailers to offset the costs of the carbon tax, but Prime Minister Julia Gillard has rejected the claim.

Carosa’s Future Capital takes stake in online start-ups

12:24PM | Wednesday, 15 December

Domenic Carosa’s Future Capital Development Fund has invested in two online start-ups - a memorial site for people and pets and an event registration and ticketing platform.

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