How to alienate businesses and mislead everybody

Study: Most family firms dissatisfied with current gov't

An RMIT survey says that 90% of family businesses are dissatisfied with the current Federal Government and 80% are disappointed with the Coalition.

Family businesses are employing fewer people than a decade ago, blaming compliance obligations.

How the Coalition has alienated 80% of family businesses from opposition remains a mystery.

Scoopon allegedly mislead consumers about vouchers

The ACCC has taken online voucher dealer Scoopon to the Federal Court on misleading conduct charges.

The charges allege that Scoopon told businesses that 20% to 30% of vouchers wouldn't be redeemed.

Chairman Rod Sims congratulated the ACCC on finally discovering online business after two decades.

Will Jeff the T-Rex feature on Clive Palmer's first paper?

Clive Palmer is rumoured to be starting his own newspaper, The Australian Times.

The glut of laid-off journalists means that the mining magnate may have finally found his cheap labour.

The new paper will be funded by advertising and the shattered dreams of Gina Rinehart.

Oil prices soar as concerns over Egypt political crisis

Political unrest in Egypt is set to push the price at the pump even higher.

A petrol industry spokesperson said investors were spooked, adding to the upward pressure on costs.

Companies were unable to indicate what next week's excuse would be, but confirmed they were working on it.

James Packer wins right to build Sydney's second casino

James Packer is just one step away from owning Sydney's second casino.

The last stage of Government licensing allows for Mr Packer to "finalise all oustanding issues."

When asked what issues remained, an unmaned source replied "Well, he's always wanted a uni degree."