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In Australia, Ombudsman Pursues Work Violations

​Hiring workers Down Under? Be aware of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO). The FWO was established in Australia under the 2009 federal Fair Work Act. That legislation governs the relationship between employees and employers in Australia. The FWO’s mandate is to “promote and monitor compliance with the Fair Work Act, investigate potential breaches of the Fair […]

Qantas to fly from London to Australia non-stop

Passengers will be able to fly from the UK to Australia non-stop from March 2018, says airline Qantas. Source: Qantas to fly from London to Australia non-stop – BBC News

Facebook’s favorite job interview question

Facebook often asks: “On your very best day at work — the day you come home and think you have the best job in the world — what did you do that day?” Source: Facebook’s favorite job interview question – Business Insider

McDonald’s chief marketing officer Mark Lollback named CEO of GroupM

The WPP-owned media agency holding group, which controls more than $2bn of advertising spend, has been without a leader since the retirement of stalwart John Steedman in the middle of the year. In a statement Lollback said: “It is a great honour to lead GroupM in Australia, particularly at a time of acute transformation in our […]

OMD research charts path to purchase in travel sector in bid to better target ad spend

Media agency OMD has completed one of its most in-depth pieces of research in a move to more accurately plot the path to purchase in the notoriously complex travel sector.The agency conducted studies in Australia and China, interviewing more than 800 travellers in each country, to better understand how, what and where they are consuming […]

Carat CEO Simon Ryan claims marketers are saving money ahead of a big year in 2016

The CEO of Australia’s second biggest media agency is predicting increased marketing spend in Australia next year, claiming marketers are saving their cash to spend against big events in 2016. Simon Ryan, CEO of Carat, told Mumbrella that despite the global headwinds the outlook for the Australian economy was still positive. Source: Carat CEO Simon Ryan […]

Bullhorn expands APAC operations with new offices in Melbourne and Singapore

Bullhorn the leading cloud-based CRM provider, has opened two new offices in the APAC region to support its rapid growth in Asia PacificThe new offices in Melbourne and Singapore join Bullhorn’s existing regional office in Sydney. The move comes as Bullhorn has enjoyed outstanding growth in the APAC region of 250 percent in the last […]

7-Eleven staff work twice as long at half pay rate, investigation reveals

Australian retail giant 7-Eleven is found to be systematically paying its workers about half the minimum wage at stores around the country. Source: 7-Eleven staff work twice as long at half pay rate, investigation reveals – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)