Fitness First penalised for short-changing customers via surcharges

Fitness First has paid a penalty of $12,600 after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) found that the gym chain was excessively surcharging its customers on card payments. The ACCC issued an infringement notice against Fitness First after it investigated concerns again...

Fitness First penalised for short-changing customers via surcharges
Former Sirtex CEO charged with insider trading as class action looms
Former Sirtex CEO charged with insider trading as class action looms

Within days of biotech company Sirtex Medical Limited delisting from the ASX following its takeover from Chin...

Blackbird Ventures: Unlocking "unprofitable beasts" and why they need more patient capital
Blackbird Ventures: Unlocking "unprofitable beasts" and why they need more patient capital

Companies are staying private for longer than ever before with abundant capital on offer, but the flipside is that...

Abacus sells Novotel Twin Waters for $88.5m
Abacus sells Novotel Twin Waters for $88.5m

Abacus Property Group (ASX: ABP) is on the cusp of winding down its hospitality fund altogether with the $88.5 mil...

ASIC review finds "unacceptable" delays by big banks in reporting breaches
ASIC review finds "unacceptable" delays by big banks in reporting breaches

ASIC is casting light once again on the poor behaviour of Australia's largest financial institutions. Afte...

Watch your tone! Training experts reveal how to leverage manners for success
Watch your tone! Training experts reveal how to leverage manners for success

As the saying goes, it's not what you say but how you say it. According to the founders of ISR Training, J...

Huxley School of Makeup lays foundation for success with "first of its kind" TAFE deal
Huxley School of Makeup lays foundation for success with "first of its kind" TAFE deal

After the milestone of managing makeup for 7,000 people at the Commonwealth Games this year, Gold Coast entreprene...

Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori to return to Brisbane International
Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori to return to Brisbane International

Fresh from her stunning US Open win earlier this month against 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams...

Asian private equity firm set to acquire Scottish Pacific Group for $630 million
Asian private equity firm set to acquire Scottish Pacific Group for $630 million

Affinity Equity Partners, a large Asian private equity firm, is set to acquire Scottish Pacific Group (ASX: SCO) f...

ACCC scam ad warning raises concerns about 3rd party advertising
ACCC scam ad warning raises concerns about 3rd party advertising

Thanks to the proliferation of seamless advertising platforms offered by Google and Facebook, cunning scammers hav...

New $50 million Rydges hotel to land at the Gold Coast Airport
New $50 million Rydges hotel to land at the Gold Coast Airport

Rydges have activated the landing procedures for its touchdown in the Gold Coast. The federal government has a...

Melbourne medicinal cannabis company debuts on the ASX with $19.65m IPO
Melbourne medicinal cannabis company debuts on the ASX with $19.65m IPO

There's certainly no shortage of medicinal cannabis stocks to invest in on the ASX, and with today's listi...

Health issues force Michael Hill CEO to resign
Health issues force Michael Hill CEO to resign

Less than eight months into the job the CEO of jeweller Michael Hill (ASXL MJH) Phil Taylor (pictured top) has res...

Aussie company to lead WeChat expansion in South East Asia
Aussie company to lead WeChat expansion in South East Asia

You simply cannot do business in China nowadays without a WeChat account. Owned by Tencent Group, the social media...

How you can harness 'instability' to advance your career
How you can harness 'instability' to advance your career

Although it may have been a touch dramatic, Albert Einstein hit the nail on the head when he said, "once you ...

Looking for a fabulous place to celebrate the Melbourne Cup?
Looking for a fabulous place to celebrate the Melbourne Cup?

With the Melbourne Cup quickly approaching, securing the perfect venue is essential. A great venue can mean th...

Premier Investments bucks retail slump with record sales
Premier Investments bucks retail slump with record sales

Premier Investments (ASX: PMV) notched outstanding retail sales results in FY18 with a solid contribution fro...

Companies

Fitness First penalised for short-changing customers via surcharges
Fitness First penalised for short-changing customers via surcharges

Fitness First has paid a penalty of $12,600 after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) found ...

Property

Abacus sells Novotel Twin Waters for $88.5m
Abacus sells Novotel Twin Waters for $88.5m

Abacus Property Group (ASX: ABP) is on the cusp of winding down its hospitality fund altogether with the $88.5 mil...

Opinion

Why your business needs to capitalise on Australia's fastest growing food movement
Why your business needs to capitalise on Australia's fastest growing food movement

It's the food movement that goes by many names. Whether you call it plant-based or cruelty-free, the vegan...

Leadership

How you can harness 'instability' to advance your career
How you can harness 'instability' to advance your career

Although it may have been a touch dramatic, Albert Einstein hit the nail on the head when he said, "once you ...

Entrepreneurship

Blackbird Ventures: Unlocking "unprofitable beasts" and why they need more patient capital
Blackbird Ventures: Unlocking "unprofitable beasts" and why they need more patient capital

Companies are staying private for longer than ever before with abundant capital on offer, but the flipside is that...

Technology

Blackbird Ventures: Unlocking "unprofitable beasts" and why they need more patient capital
Blackbird Ventures: Unlocking "unprofitable beasts" and why they need more patient capital

Companies are staying private for longer than ever before with abundant capital on offer, but the flipside is that...

ASIC review finds "unacceptable" delays by big banks in reporting breaches
ASIC review finds "unacceptable" delays by big banks in reporting breaches

ASIC is casting light once again on the poor behaviour of Australia's largest financial institutions. Afte...

Finance

Former Sirtex CEO charged with insider trading as class action looms
Former Sirtex CEO charged with insider trading as class action looms

Within days of biotech company Sirtex Medical Limited delisting from the ASX following its takeover from Chin...

Marketing

Watch your tone! Training experts reveal how to leverage manners for success
Watch your tone! Training experts reveal how to leverage manners for success

As the saying goes, it's not what you say but how you say it. According to the founders of ISR Training, J...

Executive Lifestyle

Brisbane's QueensPlaza to undergo $36m revamp
Brisbane's QueensPlaza to undergo $36m revamp

Vicinity Centres, the owner of Brisbane inner city shopping destination QueensPlaza, announced on Friday that its ...

Conference And Events

Looking for a fabulous place to celebrate the Melbourne Cup?
Looking for a fabulous place to celebrate the Melbourne Cup?

With the Melbourne Cup quickly approaching, securing the perfect venue is essential. A great venue can mean th...

Video

WATCH: Vets join A-listers in new movie about the Battle of Long Tan to be filmed in Queensland
WATCH: Vets join A-listers in new movie about the Battle of Long Tan to be filmed in Queensland

An A-list cast will feature in a major new movie about the Battle of Long Tan to be filmed in Queensland. The ...

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