Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Coinbase IPO: Bitcoin investors should expect more government scrutiny of crypto currencies

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Bitcoin investors should be braced for – but not put off by – “much greater government scrutiny,” warns the boss of one of an independent financial advisory and fintech organization.

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.

G7 summit shows Australia lags on global green competitiveness

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While Germany, Italy and the United States will participate in the G7 summit as global leaders in green competitiveness, Australia will attend as a ‘green laggard’, according to a new global analysis published today involving Monash University.

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. 

Secure Code Warrior partners with Singapore’s public sector to deepen tech competencies among officers

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The success we have achieved with GovTech to date provides the foundation for this content partnership with The Academy to upskill all government employees in secure coding, ensuring they’re equipped to respond to the demands of digitalisation,

Commpete hails Labor Gov’t, upholds commitment to reform telco sector

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Commpete, Australia’s peak body for challenger telecommunications brands, congratulates Anthony Albanese and the Australian Labor Party on the victory in the federal election. In particular, Commpete wishes to recognise the re-election of Michelle Rowland and looks forward to working with her as the likely Minister for Communications. Commpete values the many years of commitment to the telecommunications sector Ms. Rowland has showed as a Shadow Communications Minister, ably supported by her expert team of advisors.

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.

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.

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.

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.