Retailer Fined for Unfair Dismissal

News.com.au today reports that an employee who was awarded $9, 992 by Fair Work Australia for unfair dismissal after being fired by her employer via text message, has agreed to drop charges two days before the case appeal was to be heard in [...]

Product Safety – A Supplier’s Duty

Australians woke up to the morning news today that Haircare Australia, a company that provides products to more than 5,500 hairdressers nation-wide has recalled 158 bottles of “Brazilian Blowout”, after Australian Competition and [...]

BHP Gets Tough With Staff

Mining giant BHP Billiton issued an “Office Environment Standard” to employees in Brisbane this month. The standard sets out behaviour and etiquette for thousands of BHP Billiton that will be enforced by senior executives on each [...]

Origin Rip-Off?

Some of Queensland’s hardest hit flood victims have been sent estimated bills to properties disconnected months ago. Among them are Ipswich councillor Paul Tully, who received a bill from Origin Energy for $1000, despite the power being [...]

Virtual Dressing Rooms

This will be one of the biggest blows ever to hit traditional retailers: Soon, shoppers can try on clothes at home via virtual changing rooms, a technology that uses augmented reality technology. The technology, named The Webcam Social Shopper [...]

Coca-Cola Retain Two Manufacturing Plants

Following Coca-Cola Amatil’s (CCA) shareholder meeting back in May where CCA Managing Director Terry Davis revealed CCA’s move to manufacture some of its products overseas, details have emerged and CCA has decided to retain two [...]

Carbon Tax to Hurt Victorian and Tasmanian Manufacturing Industries

Prime Minister Julia Gillard is not making any friends with her new carbon tax policy, which is set to severely damage Australian manufacturing businesses, particularly those in Victoria and Tasmania. The predicted repercussions of the carbon [...]

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