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Matthew Elmas

Matthew Elmas is the news editor at SmartCompany, and a former journalist at Inside Retail.

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Businesses confess $588 million in unpaid superannuation in return for amnesty

According to the ATO, about 24,000 employers came forward to disclose underpayments.
Scott Morrison

Could JobKeeper be extended in Melbourne?

Government utilising ‘wait and see’ approach on financial support.

Harris Scarfe laid off 59 workers in March. It’s still unclear why

The retailer initially said the reason was Covid. But now it seems it was a condition of its sale to Spotlight.

Music licensor must come clean on fees: ACCC

The consumer watchdog will allow APRA to continue acting as a middle-player between businesses and artists.

H&M worker ordered to take annual leave after JobKeeper dispute goes to Fair Work

H&M retail worker ordered to take annual leave after disputing whether the company was able to force workers to draw dow...
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Businesses exposed to billions in back-payment claims following ruling in casual worker case

The Federal Court's landmark ruling on Wednesday has reignited fears around "double dipping".

“Perfect storm” pushes Aussie Disposals into voluntary administration

Outdoor and work supplies retailer collapses after one-two punch of bushfires, coronavirus.

Hairdressers say coronavirus exemption puts them at risk

PM raised eyebrows by allowing beauty services to remain open amid calls for social distancing.

Booktopia raises $20 million in bid to become Australia’s biggest bookseller

Online bookstore reveals major investment one week after buying the Co-Op.

Controversial ‘no-surcharge’ rule missing as Afterpay, Zip commit to self-imposed consumer crackdown

Controversial ‘no-surcharge’ rules have missed a mention in a new suite of self-regulations published by the industry.

Product safety crackdown floated as ACCC reveals millions of recalled products are floating around

ACCC fears over 3 million unsafe products are still in Australian homes.

Ex-Huxtaburger chief Matt Fickling to lead Motto Motto expansion

Brisbane-based ramen bar is looking to shake up the QSR space.

FWO on underpayment: Self-disclosure no longer enough

Big businesses that underpay to face multi-year audits, training, public apologies.

Retail rescue?

Retailers have had to battle tough trading conditions for a long time – will things improve any time soon?

Bras N Things, Hanes eye expansion

Now under the ownership of an American clothing giant, the local lingerie chain is going global.

Emma & Roe to be wound up

Michael Hill signals strategic refocus that will see its test brand abandoned.

Woolworths $1.8 billion fuel deal torn up

Supermarket giant will now need to find a new suitor.

David Jones charts future with new flagship

Exclusive partnerships, better service and localisation to serve as bedrock for DJs turnaround.

Oliver Brown vote delayed amid mounting trademark concern

Fight to gain control of collapsed cafe chain intensifies as scrutiny over director builds.

Michael Hill changes retail leadership structure

Jeweller to intensify focus on its largest business segment.