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Green light: Cosmetic companies are benefiting from green consumerism trends

Green light: Cosmetic companies are benefiting from green consumerism trends

Revenue among cosmetic, perfume and toiletries manufacturers in Australia is expected to reach its highest level in a decade, with revenue growing by 3.5% in 2016-17. Strong export growth, largely…
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Schooled: Childcare centres are taking enrolments from standalone preschools

Schooled: Childcare centres are taking enrolments from standalone preschools

Preschool program enrolments at long day care (LDC) centres have surged over the past five years. Although traditionally offered in standalone preschools, LDC centres are also increasingly providing preschool programs…
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Bags packed: The backpacker tax bill is set to reduce visiting workforce numbers

Bags packed: The backpacker tax bill is set to reduce visiting workforce numbers

In late 2016, the Federal Government’s backpacker tax bill was passed in the Senate. The bill directly affects working holiday visa holders and is expected to reduce the number of…
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High stakes: Meat processors have grown through exports

High stakes: Meat processors have grown through exports

Strong demand for Australian beef among emerging export markets has led to many meat processing companies growing in revenue over 2015-16. IBISWorld’s Top 100 Food & Beverage list, in partnership…
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Soaring: Booming Australian tourism is creating a need for investment

Soaring: Booming Australian tourism is creating a need for investment

The number of overseas tourists visiting Australia is expected to grow rapidly over the coming decades. Many of these tourists are anticipated to be travelling from Asia, with China likely…
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Good harvest: Free trade agreements boost fruit and vegetable exports

Good harvest: Free trade agreements boost fruit and vegetable exports

Australian fresh fruit and vegetable exports have surged since the signing of several free trade agreements (FTAs) in 2014 and 2015. Deals with China, Japan and South Korea have reduced…
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Shopping around: Many shopping centres are undergoing renovations

Shopping around: Many shopping centres are undergoing renovations

Over the last couple of years, many major shopping centres have been undergoing huge makeovers and renovations to attract more patrons. As the shopping centre operators industry is currently in…
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Rough patch: Pumpkin Patch loses out to cheaper retailers

Rough patch: Pumpkin Patch loses out to cheaper retailers

Pumpkin Patch Limited went into receivership on 26 October, and 27 of its 124 Australian stores will close by 15 November. The children’s clothing retail chain was founded in Auckland,…
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Sweet deal: Several sugar manufacturers are leaving QSL

Sweet deal: Several sugar manufacturers are leaving QSL

Australia’s sugar cane harvest is currently in full swing, with approximately 5.6 million tonnes of sugar cane expected to be milled by Mackay Sugar alone by mid-December. Nationally, an estimated…
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Give and take: Australian charities are adjusting to lower government funding

Give and take: Australian charities are adjusting to lower government funding

According to the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission, Australian charities represented $103 billion in 2014. However, government support, which is a primary source of revenue for charities and not-for-profits, has…
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