Our new Government – What does it mean for your business?
With the advent of our new Federal Government, the time is ripe for change. Labor is promising a raft of changes, ranging from cutting red tape for small business, to restoring unfair dismissal protection, introducing an entitlement of up... read more
Australia’s Childcare Crisis – where are our leaders when we need them?
Childcare is one of the many public policy issues of concern raised by ABN members. It’s hard to access, hard to afford for many working parents and quality is a concern. Ratios of carers to children are generally not... read more
The Federal election is coming – are you ready for it?
With the Federal election imminent, this is a great time to contact your local member and state parliamentarian to find out their stance on issues that are important to you. Your lobbying power will never be greater, especially if... read more
Call for Women to Register for Government Board Positions
Women who are keen to contribute their skills and knowledge on Australian Government boards are encouraged to register with the AppointWomen online database. AppointWomen is a free and confidential online registration and search service and part of the National... read more
Calculate your risk of breast cancer
The National Breast Cancer Centre has launched an interactive tool to enable women to calculate their risk of breast cancer. The online risk calculator is supported by information about risk factors for breast cancer and also provides useful information... read more
Indirect discrimination strikes again!
In its recent report “The Voice of Super”, the Association of Superannuation Funds (ASFA) reported that in 2004 women had superannuation balances less than 50% of those of men and estimates that in 2006, average superannuation retirement payouts for... read more
When is a promise not a promise?
Please note, as the ABN is a politically neutral organisation, the following blog does not represent an endorsement – or otherwise – of any political party. On news.com.au this morning, I read a story about rising interest rates. Read... read more
Female Entrepreneurs on the Rise
One of my favourite sites is www.smartcompany.com.au. An extract from a recently published article follows:“Where are the women?” is the headline of a story in AFR Boss magazine today. It looks at the abysmal record of large Australian corporates... read more
It's challenging me to spend time time on really thinking about my vision
I’m excited by the program so far. I like the way it’s challenging me to spend time time on really thinking about my vision and goals and start breaking down the steps towards achieving them. A few months later…... read more
It’s forcing me to spend timing working on my business, instead of in it
I’m so glad I’m doing this program. It’s forcing me to sit down, STOP and spend timing working on my business, instead of in it. The last month has been out-of-control hectic and it’s a relief to take some... read more
My attitude changed throughout the course
Looking back over my past success stories I can see how my mood, attitude and energy has changed throughout the course. I was having a very tough time 6 weeks ago, and everything was really weighing me down. Since... read more
I’m having to look objectively at the business
I can’t believe I’ve been in the program for 2 months now. How time flies. I’m really so pleased to be involved in the program – primarily from the perspective that I’m having to look objectively at the business... read more