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First 5000 is a business development alliance for Australia's most significant mid-size companies. It's a vehicle to connect and network with local and international big business as well as policy makers, and of course each other.

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NAB - Business View


The elevator pitch is more than just a buzz term or fad. First 5000 partner NAB takes an indepth look at its importance to building your business.

The next person who asks you or your staff, “What do you do?” could be a potential customer or someone who can help take your business to the next level. Your reply could have a big impact on your future. So what will you say?

Elevator pitch
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Sen. Michaelia Cash

The Government will act on recommendations of a recent independent review of the 457 visa programme to strengthen integrity, ensure that Australian workers have priority and support employers with genuine skill shortages.

The Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, commissioned the review in 2014.

 Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon Micha
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Helen Hull

Brand and graphic design marketplace 99designs has partnered with website builder Jimdo to provide business owners with logo design, website creation and hosting seamlessly on the 99designs website.

By bringing the services together it will be easier, faster and more affordable for businesses like those in the First 5000 network to upgrade their web offering.

99 Designs logo
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Joanne Abbey

Health and wellbeing are not the same. Health is determined objectively, by scientific measurements, while wellbeing is purely subjective. Joanne Abbey explores what this means at the workplace.

Interest in wellbeing has spawned many claims about its causes and outcomes.

Joanne Abbey, Director/Organisational Psychologist, Centre for Corporate
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Helen Hull

Due to the ever-widening gender pay gap, Australian women were effectively working for free on International Women’s Day on Sunday, 8 March.

Speaking on International Women’s Day, ACTU President Ged Kearney called for the Abbott Government to ensure women are not left behind.

ACTU President Ged Kearney

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