Business stories

Rising to the challenge of technological change with lifelong training and skills

As far as career changes go, Jodie Auster’s journey from emergency department doctor to leading the Australian arm of one of the world’s biggest disruptors has been remarkable.

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Determination, grit and united family ties

IT'S the essence of a migrant dream: the type of multicultural success story that contributes to the diverse fabric of Australia.

When Gaetano Ripepi left Italy for Australia in 1959, surely, he couldn’t have imagined the family-owned and run business standing in his footsteps today.

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Cadetship sparks a passion for business

WHEN Noor Aljabury stepped into the Perth offices of Programmed, a door opened to a world of opportunities she had never before imagined.

Gaining invaluable hands-on experience during a paid internship at the leading management services company helped Noor realise her passion for business. It also ignited her ambition to one day own a business and scale the heights of senior leadership.

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Families embrace booming Busselton

UNLIKE most working dads, Kelly Smith can often be found volunteering in the primary school classrooms of his two children on his days off.

“The teacher will say: ‘You can look after the arts and craft table over there today’,’’ Kelly says.

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Luring talent back to business

IF Jane Holt wasn’t already slightly nervous about the challenges of re-entering the workforce after an extended career break, she had to contend with her hot water service going on the blink and both her children breaking their arms in separate incidents.

This all happened in the first fortnight as Ms Holt began taking part in the pilot of Deloitte’s Return to Work program last July in the firm’s Consultancy division as a data manager in the Melbourne office.

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Sun shines on Port Augusta investment

ABOUT 1000 kilometres from Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station or about 16 hours’ drive from the heart of Sydney lies an oasis surrounded by parched earth.

The large truss of vine tomatoes found on the shelves of Coles supermarkets across Australia are grown at Sundrop Farms on the outskirts of Port Augusta in South Australia.

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