A call has gone out to fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers to support one another. Suicide prevention organisation R U OK? has recognised a need for peer-to-peer support based on some disturbing figures.
Finally, some good news. Australian business confidence has jumped to the highest level in over five years, according to the latest Sensis Business Index (SBI) survey.
Forward-thinking businesses are adopting IoT strategies to reduce service response times by 80–90%. Read how you can improve margins and customer satisfaction by capturing real-time data with enterprise field software.
Master Builders Australia (MBA) has said that Prime Minister Turnbull's new ministry is a reflection of his commitment to delivering on the policy agenda the Coalition took to the election. Wilhelm Harnisch, CEO of MBA, believes that it represents a clear mandate to drive a stronger economy, bring back the ABCC, lift productivity and create livable communities.
Death on NSW roads is up almost 25% on last year, with 208 fatalities since the beginning of the year. This figure is causing widespread community concern and the NSW motoring association NRMA is now calling on the state government to implement a scheme which would replace fines and demerit points for low-level speeding offences with compulsory driver training.
Paris has commenced its program of restriction on cars made prior to 1997 and motorcycles predating 2000, making it illegal to drive in the centre of Paris on weekdays between 8 am and 8 pm, according to Green Car Reports (GCR).
In an interesting move, insurance company Allianz has expanded the cover available under its Private Car Insurance policy to include the use by eligible car owners for ridesharing activities.
Mobility continues to be an increasingly hot topic, with more than 53,000 unique visitors from 104 countries attending the Mobile World Congress Shanghai in late June. The three-day exhibition and conference featured 550 exhibitors and the conference program attracted over 4000 attendees.
The ability to accurately measure business performance in a timely manner can make the difference between a good business and a great one. There are many reports that you can utilise as tools in your business for better and more informed decision-making.
Master Builders Australia (MBA) has formally launched its Jobs and Skills for the Future policy as part of its Strong Building: Strong Economy campaign for the next term of government.
A critical problem facing field service businesses running paper-based systems is data duplication. As information flows along the job-processing chain, incompatible processes require information to be re-entered once, twice, even four or five times. These are unnecessary admin hours and business costs.
While the bulk of the mining boom is behind us, demand for lithium may keep our resources sector rolling for a little longer.
Customer complaints constantly stem from businesses providing incorrect information: site details are incorrect, billing information is incorrect, invoice total is wrong, warranty material is askew. The reality is, most businesses can't efficiently manage the influx of information — so corners are cut.
Westpac and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) are working together to provide Australian businesses with an easier way to take control of their energy costs, using low-cost finance to support investment in solar, energy-efficient technologies and low-emissions vehicles.
Nissan has confirmed it will acquire 34% of Mitsubishi in a deal worth just under AU$3 billion, making it the maker's single largest shareholder. The deal is still subject to shareholder approval, but will provide Nissan with control over the company if it goes through after a formalisation of the alliance on 25 May.