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Lois Maskiell

Lois Maskiell is a journalist with Smart Company.

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Employers urged to update vaccine mandates amid race for booster shots

Employers who mandated vaccines in the workplace are being urgently warned to consider updating their policies to also i...

Competition litigator Gina Cass-Gottlieb to replace Rod Sims as ACCC chair

The appointment will see Cass-Gottlieb become the first female chair of the competition and consumer regulator, taking o...

Workers can now apply for ‘stop orders’ for sexual harassment

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins recommended the federal government expand applications to stop bullying in...

New $20,000 support payments for NSW businesses hit by local lockdowns

The cornerstone of the support package are grants for businesses that lose revenue due to wasted perishables or reduced ...

Seven things businesses should know about changes to Covid-19 policy

Coronavirus updates for small businesses are changing rapidly as the federal and state governments roll out the vaccine ...

Mike Tyson sues Aussie retailer Culture Kings over ‘Iron Mike Tyson’ t-shirts

Tyson never gave Culture Kings permission to use his image, and he has owned the name Mike Tyson as an international tra...

Victorian businesses face on-the-spot fines for ignoring QR code rules

The fine is a response to a compliance blitz the state government undertook over three weeks in April.

Morrison unveils $120 million deregulation package for business

A major part of the government’s coronavirus economic recovery plan includes a deregulation package for employers.

Ex-Wallaby George Gregan’s hospitality group falls into administration

The hospitality group operates the Sydney Opera House Green Room, GG Espresso, The George Bar and Bistro, and Eagle Lane...

End of JobKeeper could see 488,000 business cut staff, and 100,000 shut

With the end of the program looming, criticism about how the scheme was administered and whether it was distributed fair...

Industry groups push for a swift vote on the IR omnibus bill

As Labor and the Greens oppose the bill in its entirety, the government must gain support from at least three crossbench...

Business groups react to Labor’s gender pay gap plan

Companies could be forced to publicly share their gender pay gap data, under a plan announced by the federal Labor party...

Woolworths scraps controversial cashless trial after public backlash

In promoting the trial, Woolworths claimed it made shopping “seamless” for inner-city customers
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Small businesses condemn government’s dobbing hotline

Small businesses have spoken out against the federal government’s new hotline for employers to report job seekers who re...

Five small business groups urge ACCC to block Woolworths’ PFD play

The merger would see Woolworths Group acquire 65% of PFD Food Services.
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Tyro faces legal action after prolonged eftpos terminal outage

Bannister Law investigates legal action against Tyro after businesses lose eftpos for 10 days.