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SME’s under attack with Labor
7 February 2024
Few people in small and medium sized businesses understand what is about to descend upon them with Federal Labor’s new 500 page plus Industrial Relations Loophole Bill. Under this Bill employing subcontractors becomes close to illegal and, for the first time, a union can walk into a business that has only one employee and issue dictatorial orders. Unions now have the power to tell you how to run your business. While the Government claims to be targeting big business it is all encompa...
Small business ‘will be sent bust by flawed IR bill’
7 February 2024
Small business will be “sent to the wall” by the complex and unworkable industrial relations changes in the government’s Closing Loopholes Bill, says the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia. The complex legislation has become the number one threat to the sector, COSBOA says. It said the latest tranche of IR revisions were being rammed through the lower house of parliament despite the concerns of small business and called on the Senate to reject the legislatio...
Central Coast Industry Festival 6th – 7th March 2024
7 February 2024
Planning is well underway for the upcoming Central Coast Industry Festival. Exhibitor registrations were extended due to the Christmas holiday break but the organisers, Central Coast Industry Connect (CCIC), are pleased to advise that they have reached their quota of exhibitors. To be held on the 6th and 7th March 2024 at Mingara, the Festival has attracted a broad range of exhibitors covering well known manufacturers like Sanitarium and Mars Food to organisations like 4id Solutions who prov...
Warnervale orchid stops Woolworths’ Distribution Centre expansion
7 February 2024
Plans by Woolworths to expand their Distribution Centre at Warnervale have been stymied by the Federal Minister for the Environment, Tanya Plibersek after a so called ‘field of critically endangered orchids’ was found growing in a lawn planted on the site by the company. Ms Plibersek made her decision to block the expansion in mid-December, with her declaration that the development would have “clearly unacceptable impacts” on the environment made public last week. Ac...
John Singleton to build motel on Elanora site at East Gosford
7 February 2024
John Singleton’s investment arm, Bonython Properties, has lodged a Development Application with Central Coast Council to build a $32 million motel on the site of the Elanora Hotel at East Gosford as part of his vision to expand the Elanora Hotel precinct. The proposed development includes a new 60-room motel situated on Brougham St in East Gosford and also encompasses extensive enhancements to the Elanora Hotel. Comprehensive plans for the 7775 sqm site involves the demolition of the ...

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