Monday, November 28, 2022

Xero’s study shows SMBs’ biggest concerns as they head to polls

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Xero, the global SMB platform, revealed the biggest concerns for Australia’s small business owners in the lead up to the 2022 Australian Federal Election, with technology, supply chain pressure and staff challenges top of mind in the lead up to casting their vote on 21 May. Research of more than 500 small businesses across Australia, commissioned by Xero, uncovered small business owners are highly engaged with issues that affect their industry and broader community. It found over forty percent of respondents say policies that support small businesses are their top factor in considering what political party to vote for. 

Australians will probably vote for the guy that will deliver on the economy

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Our research results show that most consumers buy products that are best for their needs, even when they don’t like or trust the brand behind the product. Compared to UK and US, Aussie consumers allocate a greater share of wallet to ‘bastard’ brands – firms that they believe to be dishonest, deceitful, or knowingly hide that their products do harm to society.

63% of young Aussie voters biased due to politicians’ online behaviour

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New research from Twitter Australia reveals that a politician’s online actions and behaviour are extremely important to young Australians aged 18 to 24, with 63% saying this would influence their vote, compared to 47% of the total population.

53% in ANZ say that client experience in government affects their vote

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Just over half of Australians and New Zealanders (53 per cent) said their experiences of interacting with government services directly affect how they vote, according to new Qualtrics research released today, with 25 per cent saying it has a significant impact. With government agencies across the countries working to modernise and expand their services in response to changing resident demands, expectations, and behaviours, findings from the Qualtrics study - taken from Experience Management for Government - reveal the importance of delivering positive experiences in these new environments.

Chinese regime using climate policy as a weapon against US economy

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The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has twisted the climate change movement into a political and economic weapon against the West, according to a new report by The Global Warming Policy Foundation, a London-based non profit organisation. Titled “China’s Energy Dream,” the report details the CCP’s manipulation of international climate agreements and comes to a startling conclusion: “China uses climate policy both as a way to strengthen its economy and as a weapon for weakening other countries.”

HypeAuditor reveals Australia’s most influential politicians on Instagram

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New data released from HypeAuditor, shows Instagram has become the new playground for Australia’s top politicians. 2021 has been an eventful year filled with tension on the political front with state premiers each running their own race and/or political agenda to mitigate the effects of the pandemic from ordering snap lockdowns to state border closures, and other restrictions.

With global food imports’ regulations and shortages, are we in for a crisis?

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Freight costs are continuing to steadily rise as a result of some supply-chain bottlenecks that include a record number of container ships awaiting berths at ports globally and shows few signs of relaxing.

GovConnex raises $1 million to organise Australia’s government data

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The demand for a solution like GovConnex has continued to grow as access to government information and ability to easily manage risk becomes a must have for unions, industry associations, nonprofits, government relations teams and public affairs teams.

Australian government’s appeal fights for duty to not care about children

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In announcing the Morrison Government’s intention to appeal Federal Court finding of a duty of care, Environment Minister Sussan Ley is arguing that she has the freedom to not care about Australian children and young people, according to the teenagers behind the case.

Aussies want small retailers exempt from closing shop during lockdowns

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New research reveals that Australians have not agreed with Government-mandated business closures and do not want businesses subject to them again in another lockdown.