Murray-Darling Basin deal brings certainty for businesses and communities, NSW irrigators say – ABC Rural

Murray-Darling Basin deal brings certainty for businesses and communities, NSW irrigators say – ABC Rural

Irrigators and Indigenous groups are cautiously optimistic about a deal struck by the Coalition Government and Labor to give certainty to communities in the Murray-Darling Basin. The two sides of politics reached an agreement on Monday to pass elements of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan that aim to do more for …

Queensland businesses ‘illegally overcharged’ by Ergon Energy

Queensland businesses ‘illegally overcharged’ by Ergon Energy

Updated May 04, 2018 14:44:42 More than 1,000 Queensland businesses have been “illegally overcharged” for power by one of the state’s largest electricity companies, the competition watchdog revealed as it launched a major investigation. The Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) said Ergon Energy had been billing companies for additional metering costs, …

Whistleblower exposes ATO ‘cash grab’ targeting small businesses

Whistleblower exposes ATO ‘cash grab’ targeting small businesses

Posted April 09, 2018 19:01:30 The toxic culture inside the Australian Taxation Office and the taxpayers who are fighting back. Two Australian Taxation Office whistleblowers have told a joint Four Corners and Fairfax investigation about a toxic internal culture where vulnerable small businesses and individuals are deliberately targeted to help …

Commonwealth Games: People urged to visit ‘ghost town’ Gold Coast as businesses struggle – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games: People urged to visit ‘ghost town’ Gold Coast as businesses struggle – Commonwealth Games 2018

Updated April 08, 2018 13:54:01 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games chairman Peter Beattie is urging people to come to the Gold Coast, as some local businesses complain the city is a “ghost town”. Mr Beattie said people who may have stayed away in fear of traffic chaos should not be scared …

Australian consumers are becoming ethically-minded and businesses are taking note – RN

Australian consumers are becoming ethically-minded and businesses are taking note – RN

Updated April 06, 2018 09:11:57 Photo: Businesses with a social conscience are on the rise. (Getty Images: Simon Jarratt/Corbis/VCG) Charles Murgha is 36 had never had a job until he got a carpentry apprenticeship a few years ago. Soon he’ll be a qualified tradesman, and will have helped build 29 …

Rats descending on Adelaide homes, businesses after ‘bumper breeding season’

Rats descending on Adelaide homes, businesses after ‘bumper breeding season’

Posted March 28, 2018 12:44:24 A culmination of weather conditions in Adelaide has seen a “plague” of rats hitting homes and shops in the city, with pest controllers saying the problem is worse than usual for this time of year. Rodent-repelling tips: Keep your yard clean Make sure grass is …