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Everyone should have the opportunity to learn

Education is the greatest equaliser in the pursuit of prosperity and the foundation of a fair and just society, MP GREG WARREN told graduates when he delivered the occasional address at Western Sydney University’s Business School graduation. This is an edited version of his speech: Accomplished 19th century English banker John Lubbock draws a very basic yet relevant point in terms of the principles of educational ideology when he states: “The important thing is not so much that everyone should be taught; as that everyone should be given the wish to learn and opportunity to pursue their dreams”. I grew… Read more »

Parenting orders: what to do if there’s a breach

Parenting orders: what to do if there’s a breach

Under the Family Law Act a parenting order can be made, among other things, about whom a child is to live with and how much time that child can spend with another person. NEVINE YOUSSEF, family law accredited specialist at Marsdens Law Group sheds some light on how the law applies. Parenting orders can take one of three forms: Interim orders, which apply on a temporary basis until final orders are made by the court. Final orders, which apply from the conclusion of a trial until such time as a party may seek to vary otherwise or until the child… Read more »

Ban on credit card surcharging extended to small businesses

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor has welcomed the banning of excessive card surcharging for all businesses from September 1. “This action will ensure all consumers, including those in my electorate, are not ripped off when they make purchases with their cards,” he said. “This will give our community the confidence that card surcharges reflect the true cost of the transaction, not an artificially inflated sum designed to profit gouge. “I know many locals are thinking about buying tickets for footy finals or are now organising their summer holiday trips. “They can now purchase tickets and airfares free of inflated… Read more »

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MP Greg Warren delivering his speech at the Western Sydney University graduation

Everyone should have the opportunity to learn

Education is the greatest equaliser in the pursuit of prosperity and the foundation of a fair and just society, MP GREG WARREN told graduates when he delivered the occasional address at Western Sydney University’s Business School graduation. This is an edited version of his speech: Accomplished 19th century English bankerRead more »

ban on credit card surcharges

Ban on credit card surcharging extended to small businesses

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor has welcomed the banning of excessive card surcharging for all businesses from September 1. “This action will ensure all consumers, including those in my electorate, are not ripped off when they make purchases with their cards,” he said. “This will give our community theRead more »

John Horosko

Plenty of good reasons to be part of the BOQ team

♦ After 25 years working for one of the big banks, JOHN HOROSKO became disenchanted and left to pursue a career in financial planning. But he missed the retail side of banking so much he quickly said yes when Bank of Queensland came knocking five years ago. Here he reflectsRead more »

Campbelltown Council staff training centre in Queen Street.

Workshops to teach small business how to prosper

A series of five workshops aimed at helping local businesses grow and thrive will kick off on August 18. Operators of micro, small and medium-sized locally based businesses are encouraged to register for the workshops to learn the ins and outs of starting a business, brand building, lead creation, salesRead more »

Micro Morse founders Michael De Nil (left) and Andrew Terry.

Picton’s Wi-Fi whiz kids win government backing to go commercial

An innovative Picton company that specialises in Wi-Fi chip development has been offered a $407,747 kickstart from the Australian Government. Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said Morse Micro was one of 24 Australian businesses to benefit from $11.2 million in commercialisation grants offered under the Entrepreneurs’ Program, with eachRead more »

This could be you if you export your goods or services.

Awards: If you export here’s the chance to tell the world

Does your company export its products or services? If yes, why not enter the 2017 Premier’s NSW Export Awards. The awards are run by the Export Council of Australia (ECA), along with principal partner the NSW Government. Previous NSW export award winners include well known names such as Blackmores andRead more »

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