Tax debate must lead to change: business

Tax debate must lead to change: business

AAP Implementing meaningful tax reform hinges on the preparedness of government to abolish Australia's most inefficient taxes and redraw the tax base. That's the view of the Property Council of Australia as ...

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  • Aussie Beer made in China AAP - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
    Aussie Beer made in China

    A liquor wholesaler has been fined $10,200 for trying to pass off a beer brewed in China as Australian. Aussie Beer had green and gold labelling featuring the slogan `Australia's finest malt', plus the words `100% owned' within a map of Australia. The Independent Liquor Group, which includes the Little Bottler, Super Cellars and Pubmart chains of bottle shops, supplied Aussie Beer between March and August 2014. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the packaging was misleading and breached consumer law.

  • Photo Release -- French Can-Dom Announces the Launch of Its Silicone Lid for Aluminum Cans GlobeNewswire - 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Ultimate Silicone Lid for Aluminum Cans lands in households in the USA and Europe; the device is on sale this month at for only $1 per unit plus postage....

  • Honda to Begin Sales of All-New S660 Open-top Sports-type Mini-vehicle ACN Newswire - 2 hours 13 minutes ago

    S660 αTOKYO, Mar 30, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin sales of the all-new Honda S660, a 2-seater open-top sports car, on April 2, 2015, at dealerships across Japan. In addition, on the same day Honda will begin sales, in a limited quantity, of the S660 CONCEPT EDITION, a special model that commemorates the market launch of the S660. Under the keyword of "Heart Beat Sport," the development team pursued a full-fledged sports car that offers excitement and a heart-throbbing experience in everything about this vehicle and strived to realize the joy of driving that only Honda can create. The S660 adopts the mid-ship engine/rear-wheel drive (MR) layout and realizes a low center-of-gravity as well as the optimal 45-55 front-rear weight balance, in order to realize excellent cornering performance, which the development team emphasized to maximize the fun of turning.

  • Chinese rival French for French vineyards AAP - 8 hours ago

    Chinese investors now rival the French in buying vineyards in Bordeaux: a sign both of the region's global prestige and China's seemingly unquenchable thirst for wine, according to local property agencies and industry associations. Although most of the Chinese owners stay discreet, French wine industry groups are publicly welcoming the new money flowing in. These purchases lift the profile of the Bordeaux brand and have advanced the vineyard property market, even if there are still vineyards for sale," said the head of the CIVB Bordeaux wine growers' association, Bernard Farges. One name dominates the list of Chinese arrivals: Qu Naijie, an industrialist with net worth estimated at $US800 million ($A1.03 billion) who comes from sea transport and theme parks, and owns nearly 30 Bordeaux vineyards.

  • Brazilian giants take bite out of world food sector AFP - 14 hours ago
    Brazilian giants take bite out of world food sector

    Demand from China, rising domestic purchasing power, cheap land and labor have helped Brazilian giants earn themselves a healthy slice of the international food sector, as shown by the Heinz-Kraft merger. HJ Heinz's owner 3G Capital, billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann's investment fund, will have a 51 percent stake of the new group under an agreement with Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway to create North America's third-largest food and beverage conglomerate. The move comes after Brazilian group JBS, the world's market leader in meat, became the world's number two global food producer by revenue after Nestle. Brazil has another big-hitter in the shape of BRF, already the world's number one exporter of poultry, which in November inaugurated a 130 million euros ($140 million) production facility in Abu Dhabi.

  • Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county Associated Press - Sun, Mar 29, 2015 10:27 AM AEDT
    Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county

    An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising ...

  • Anticipation and angst as Europe ends milk quotas AFP - Sun, Mar 29, 2015 6:39 AM AEDT
    Anticipation and angst as Europe ends milk quotas

    European dairy farmers are facing the end of three decades of milk quotas on Wednesday with a mixture of anticipation and angst as it will allow them to serve growing demand in emerging markets, but could also cause a crash in prices. In northern Europe, farmers have hailed the move as a chance to cash in on the growing global thirst for milk, particularly in China. The Netherlands and Germany, Europe's largest producer, are gearing up for increases of 20 percent.

  • 3rd Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak Associated Press - Sun, Mar 29, 2015 5:39 AM AEDT

    An outbreak of a bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry deepened Saturday when state and federal officials confirmed a third Minnesota turkey farm has been infected, this time in one of the state's top ...

  • Dairy farms asked to consider breeding no-horn cows Associated Press - Sun, Mar 29, 2015 1:27 AM AEDT
    Dairy farms asked to consider breeding no-horn cows

    Food manufacturers and restaurants are taking the dairy industry by the horns on an animal welfare issue that's long bothered activists but is little known to consumers: the painful removal of budding ...

  • How This Franchisee Runs More Than 275 Restaurants Entrepreneur - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 10:00 PM AEDT
    How This Franchisee Runs More Than 275 Restaurants

    Aslam Khan is still actively involved in running his Church's Chicken, Long John silvers and Hardees locations across the U.S.