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Ages of Progress

Ages of Progress

We have entered a fourth industrial revolution according to Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum. And his treatise provides a valuable platform on which to view human progress…
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Wine and dine: Grape growers have benefited from soaring export volumes

Wine and dine: Grape growers have benefited from soaring export volumes

Australian grape growers and winemakers have been reaping the benefits of positive export conditions over the past five years. A wine glut that followed the global financial crisis initially forced…
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Up-to-date: The popularity of online dating is benefiting dating service providers

Up-to-date: The popularity of online dating is benefiting dating service providers

As online dating services continue to gain popularity, and the concept of meeting someone online becomes less taboo, revenue for dating services is expected to grow. Overall, industry revenue is…
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All business: Surging business travel is driving demand for corporate travel services

All business: Surging business travel is driving demand for corporate travel services

Australian business travel has surged over the past five years, supported by improving economic conditions and cheap domestic airfares. Corporate travel services providers have been quick to capitalise on booming…
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Fine print: Printing companies are being forced to diversify and consolidate

Fine print: Printing companies are being forced to diversify and consolidate

The recent merger between PMP and IPMG is representative of the consolidation taking place in the printing industry, as they face the challenges of operating in the digital age. The…
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Bring home the bacon: Pig farmers are benefiting from rising health consciousness

Bring home the bacon: Pig farmers are benefiting from rising health consciousness

Pig farmers have performed strongly over the past five years, largely due to growing demand for fresh pork meat. While demand for processed pork has stagnated, consumers have increasingly opted…
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Digital dollars: Online ads’ popularity boosts digital advertising agencies’ revenue

Digital dollars: Online ads’ popularity boosts digital advertising agencies’ revenue

The digital advertising agencies industry has posted double-digit growth figures annually over the past five years. Online advertising solutions have risen in popularity among private- and public-sector organisations, compared with…
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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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