Monthly Archives: December 2013

Regional retailers better understand their customers than their city based counterparts

The Ballarat Courier Regional retailers have an advantage over city counterparts because they understand their community business needs much better, says the Australian Retailers Association. However ARA executive director Russell Zimmerman admitted it was concerning consumers left major regional cities to shop in capital cities. He said retailers needed be aware of their advantages. “They tend to have staff they know and […]

Breast-cancer survivor delivers miracle baby

Laura Murphy with her family. Source: Gold Coast Bulletin By Sarah Bedo Gold Coast Bulletin A mOTHER who battled to bring her child to full term while undergoing cancer treatment has given birth in a car donated by a supporter. Laura Murphy underwent months of chemotherapy while pregnant and was advised to have the baby […]

Beverly Hills mayor a strong supporter of the Geelong Cats

Ben Guthrie, It’s the dead of the night in Beverly Hills, California, when John Mirisch and his six-year-old son Vin fire up the laptop to watch their beloved Geelong team run around on a Friday night.Mirisch is the mayor of Beverly Hills. In that role he oversees a city that is home to world-famous actors and celebrities and one […]

GM to close Holden plants: reports

Dow Jones Newswires/Business Spectator General Motors Company is preparing a concerted attack on its most troubled international operations that would entail big output cuts at factories in South Korea and likely an end to production in Australia, said people familiar with the auto maker’s plans. GM intends to close its two Australian plants and separately […]

Labour strikes in the US: Workers ‘tired’ labouring for $7.25/hr

Demonstrators hold signs and chant slogans outside of a Wendy’s fast food restaurant, April 4, 2013, in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) By Allison Kilkenny The Nation magazine. Fast-food workers in New York City are expected to walk off their jobs Thursday, one year after their first strike, joining a 100-city strike wave. Organizers say actions will take place all […]

Hird not being paid from AFL coffers, Demetrious insists.

By Mehroz Siraj The Chief Executive Officer of the AFL Commission, Andrew Demetriou has denied earlier reports published in News Limited papers which alleged that despite serving a suspension, former Essendon player and coach James Hird was on the payroll of the AFL or the club. In a letter that was directly addressed to the […]