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

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Australian manufacturers must transform their businesses by investing in new knowledge, skills and practices, according to the CSIRO.

The Advanced Manufacturing Roadmap, which was written in collaboration with industry, government and researchers, identifies major growth opportunities and what manufacturers need to do to achieve them.

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Peter Dutton MP

Amendments to the 457 visas for foreign workers came into effect on 19 November 2016.

Under then changes a subclass 457 visa holder may remain in Australia after their employment ceases will be reduced from 90 days to 60 days.

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton
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Rachelle Towart


The chasm between organisations seeking Indigenous middle managers and senior executives and those who could fill those roles is obvious. Rachelle Towart endeavours to change Australia, one great hire at a time.

In the dust around the campfire, a man stares into the flames, surrounded by the stars as the cold of a central Australian desert night closes in.
Rachelle Towart, Director, Pipeline Group.
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Stephen Koukoulas


Sentiment appears to be positive for the new year with businesses expecting a strong start to 2017. There are expectations for profit, employment and capital investment at multi-year highs, according to Dun & Bradstreet’s October Business Expectations Survey.

Australian companies also flagged higher selling prices and sales for the first quarter of 2017 compared to Q1 2016.

Stephen Koukoulas, economics adviser to Dun and Bradstreet
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Shane Baker


A culture of collaboration and strong, trusted relationships is the key to driving business success.  What do you need to do to set the right tone in your business and empower your people?

A great way to empower your people to be creative and achieve their best is by providing them with clear expectations and a framework to operate within, ensuring that they know they have the right support and an empathetic ear – and then getting out of their way.

Shane Baker, TAS CEO

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