Time for calm and rest

Things have been somewhat hectic over the last few weeks and there have been a multiple of issues that I still intend to comment on but I intend to save that for next year. It now falls to that part of the year where, at least (and increasingly so) briefly we potentially get a chance … Continued

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Let’s get real

I listened to the radio this morning and the topic quickly flowed to the desperate need for investment into innovation in this country.  Halleluiah I say!  It is about time we started to seriously look at all forms of investment in this country rather than simply property, superannuation and the stock market; but that is … Continued

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Here we go again!

I note with interest in the press recently that, with the new Prime Minister putting an open mind to matters pressing at the Australian economy, the insolvency world is to once again confront and consider the possibility of an American styled Chapter 11 process for the potential resolution of business insolvencies. What is more is … Continued

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It’s still an expense

Recently the significant increase in revenue from speed and red light cameras came to the forefront as a result of the significant boost that it represents to State Government income, and that it certainly is. However on the other side of the equation there is quite likely to be a significant proportion of this that … Continued

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Around and around we go

It is really interesting to see all the current flurry of activity in relation to the sins of the Volkswagen diesel emissions affair and the potential ramping up of Class Action legal suits all over the place. Firstly I will make it clear that I do not in any way condone any premeditated act of … Continued

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Dying someone else’s death

It is interesting to see recent commentary on both the taxi industry, in particular in relation to Uber, and the newsagent business model where both are facing an even more perilous future. Often we will see businesses that have failed due to their own inability or unwillingness to read the market and react accordingly. It … Continued

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Just dump it

It will be very interesting to see how the Royal Commission and the Courts react to the recent revelations of the dumping of a significant quantity of records by one of the Unions involved in the Royal Commission.  Both the disposal of records and lack of retention of records are significantly at the heart of … Continued

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Congratulations, again!

This update is a very personal one but I will again take the opportunity to congratulate my Great Aunt Iris Condon, of Portland NSW, on her birthday, her 102nd, still retaining her faculties and capable of dishing up some cheek it is something that we are justifiably proud of. Having had a business career from … Continued

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Conflict of interest?

It has been interesting to see the reactions to the situation that the Trade Union Royal Commissioner, Justice Dyson Heydon has found himself in. The push for claims of conflict are most frequently driven by those that are likely to be caught by the process being conducted, be it a Royal Commission, an investigation or … Continued

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Why be loyal?

There was a review recently conducted into a number of Loyalty Schemes that are being offered by many of the players in the retail and service industries. To me the results resembled my own personal beliefs rather than the impression that is generally portrayed in industry. My own personal view then? Well, most are simply … Continued

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