The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2016-05-24T06:19:47Z Epson Launches New G-Series Projectors in ANZ 2016-05-24T06:19:47Z epson-launches-new-g-series-projectors-in-anz Epson has announced its next-generation G7000-Series projectors designed specifically to suit any meeting space. With new features, including increased brightness, and motorised lenses, the G-Series delivers uncompromising image quality, low total cost of ownership and low cost replacement lamps. Consisting of six models delivering up to 8,000 lumens of colour brightness and 8,000 lumens of white brightness1, the series also features the world's first zero-offset ultra short-throw lens with 0.35 throw ratio making them ideal for space constrained venues and digital signage applications. The new G-Series range consists of the G7905UNL, G7500UNL, G7400UNL, G7200WNL, G7000WNL and G7800NL models. General Manager, Business Division, Epson Australia Craig Heckenberg said, "The Epson G-Series offers bright, brilliant images combined with advanced features, making them some of the best-selling projectors in Australia and New Zealand. The new G7000-Series raises the bar with higher brightness, 4K Enhancement resolution, new motorised lenses, and advanced technology to captivate any audience. They also underscore our commitment of delivering a broad portfolio for any company who requires a high quality projection solution for their meetings.” Epson projectors offer 3x higher colour brightness2 than competitive 1-chip DLP models to ensure vivid colourful images. The G Series 3-chip 3LCD projectors are ideal for any meeting space. Additional features include: • Nine Optional Interchangeable Lenses: Increased installation flexibility allows users to choose the motorised lens most suited for their environment; variety of ranges include an ultra short-throw, two short-throw, one wide-throw, four middle-throw and one long-throw. A quick-release lever enables fast, easy lens exchange.  • Versatile Connectivity: Supports the full range of inputs, including HDBaseT, HDMI®, DVI-D, VGA, and 5-BNC, for easy integration with any system.  • Continuous 24 Hour Use: Enjoy the flexibility of running your projector 24/7 with guaranteed performance and reliability. With Epson’s latest generation of inorganic LCD panels and unique optimised cooling systems, the G Series projectors are capable of 24/7 use warranted up to 15,000 hrs. • Emulation: Emulates the control codes of other industry-leading projector brands for easy upgrade to Epson projectors without the need to reprogram existing control systems.  • 4K Enhancement Technology: A revolutionary technology that accepts 4K signal and improves 1080p experience for movies3. Available on select models.  • Dynamic Projection Capabilities: Advanced built-in edge blending, image warping and curved-surface correction technologies allow for a variety of applications.  • Collaboration Features: With Split Screen function4, two different sources can be projected side-by-side, and free Epson Moderator5 software allows up to 50 Windows®, Mac®, iOS® or Android™ devices to be connected over the network with up to four of them displayed on the screen simultaneously  • Professional Installation Features: Full 360-degree installation flexibility, including Portrait Mode, allow for a wide range of applications, including simulators, mapping, digital signage and command centres. The Epson G-Series delivers low total cost of ownership and low cost replacement lamps at only $271. The G series line-up offers lumen and resolution combinations to suit the widest range of needs.  Availability, pricing and supportThe Epson G7000-Series models are available now at the following prices, all of which include GST: Epson G7905UNL - $6,499Epson G7500UNL - $5,699Epson G7400UNL - $5,099Epson G7200WNL - $5,499Epson G7000WNL - $4,499Epson G7800NL - $4,499Each projector comes with a three-year limited warranty and a 1 year or 750hr* lamp warranty.*Whichever comes first Colour brightness specification and projector performance The colour brightness specification (measuring red, green and blue) published by the Society for Information Display (SID) allows consumers to compare projector colour performance without conducting a side-by-side shootout. With today's high definition content, presenters can display content with higher quality in brighter environments. For a truly impressive image, projectors need to offer both high colour brightness and high white brightness. High colour brightness is important for larger screen sizes and provides flexibility for a variety of screen materials. Without sufficient colour brightness, images may be muddy, soft and lose detail, even in a dark room. For more information, visit www.colourlightoutput.com. 1 Colour brightness (colour light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Colour light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118. 2 Colour brightness (colour light output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Colour brightness will vary depending on usage conditions. The projectors used by a third-party lab for measuring colour brightness were leading Epson 3LCD business and education projectors and leading 1-chip DLP projectors, based on NPD sales data for June 2013 through May 2014 and PMA Research sales data for Q1 through Q3 2013. 3 4K Enhancement Technology shifts each pixel diagonally by 0.5 pixels to double the resolution to 3840 x 2160 and surpass Full HD image quality. 4 Consult your user manual for input combinations. 5 Moderator feature is part of EasyMP Multi-PC Projection software.  New Safety Compliance Tools and Resources for Small Business 2016-05-18T13:55:43Z new-safety-compliance-tools-and-resources-for-small-business myosh365 is a complete safety management system for small business. Developed by myosh in collaboration with safety consultants, it’s a simple yet powerful safety compliance solution in line with ISO 45001, that boosts productivity, saves time and enhances business reputation . From just $39 per month,  myosh365 provides small business with both the tools and the documents to get started. The myosh365 road map guides your work safety compliance.  Start your roadmap by accessing your own safety management plan, tailored to your profile, location, industry and areas of work. Log incidents, investigate, add details, images, attachments, risk ratings and more on your mobile, desktop or smart device, anytime, anywhere.  Assign actions and notify stakeholders.  Log risks and hazards, build your own risk profile and put in place preventative controls to manage hazards. Use industry specific checklists, inductions, inspections and audits, customised for your areas of work.  Track plant and equipment and record employee qualifications with training records. Action management ensures things get done.  View real-time monitoring of your key outstanding activities. Instantly click into priority areas requiring attention.  Share and document safety news, activities, actions and results in safety meetings.   Dashboards highlight key metrics to measure your safety performance and drive focus on critical areas for improvement. Subscribers can request expert advice from our global list of safety professionals to customize documents, inspections and inductions for specific requirements. myosh365 demonstrates your commitment to safe processes, tracks safety history and helps win new business, contracts and tenders. Its quick, paperless and cloud based.  Just subscribe and get started. http://www.myosh365.com/ Mr Removals Asbestos Removals 2016-05-16T14:10:42Z mr-removals-asbestos-removals Mr Removals is a Sydney based rubbish and asbestos removal and safe disposal business that guarantees safe asbestos removal with a 5% best price guarantee .   We have 3 offices throughout Sydney and service Wollongong, the Central coast, the Blue Mountains and we can accommodate other areas if needed. Our company and staff are fully licenced and insured and we pride ourselves by staying up to date and ahead of the market with any new training and also on any new product releases. No job is too big or small and we will beat any genuine written competitors quote by a minimum of 5% phone today to find out more 1800 099 640. Warehouse FC - Organises Biggest Furniture Clearance Event - Open to the Public 2016-05-14T06:33:36Z warehouse-fc-organises-biggest-furniture-clearance-event-last-week-open-to-the-public-1 Warehouse Furniture Clearance or Warehouse FC is one of the top-notch clearance warehouses serving the residents of Brisbane with pride. Since our inception 12 years ago we have come a long way supplying to over 50 retail stores and catering to their wholesale needs as well. Our specialization lies in bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, living room furniture, outdoor furniture and other types of furniture items.  We take a great sense of pride for being recognized as Brisbane’s largest and best furniture clearance warehouse, and due to this reason, we notice a frequent fluctuation in stock. And the prices we offer are simply unmatched in every sense of the word. We specialize in end of line, discontinued, deleted ranges and bargain furniture people have a keen interest in. The furniture can be Lounge Suits, Dining Suites, Bedroom Suites, Entertainment Units, Mattresses and the list does not end. We’re organizing the biggest furniture clearance event in Brisbane. Open to the public. We ensure that we open to the public on selected weekends throughout the year so that they can make the most of our furniture clearance at every step of the way.  We truly understand the importance of furniture whether it’s required for the living room, dining room, bedroom or any other area. The furniture plays a crucial role when it comes to adding charm to the room.  Without the right furniture, the room in the house would not create positive vibes nor can it create a long-lasting effect on the visitor’s mind. Every homeowner, who wants to make their home sweet home, a pleasing one would want to get the premium quality furniture at prices that seem suitable for the pocket.  We agree with the fact that a homeowner’s home is supposed to be their solace from worries of the outside world. It soothes the mind completely, and that’s why it’s important for a homeowner to set up their home exactly as they want it. It’s true that an appealing home contributes to a healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally.  By choosing the right furniture, one can get rid of all day stress. The furniture whether it’s for bedroom, dining, living room or outdoors will make a person leave the outside world at the door. For the more info visit: http://www.warehousefc.com.au/ Teks Mobile Looking To End 2016 Q2 On A High 2016-05-12T09:37:17Z teks-mobile-looking-to-end-2016-q2-on-a-high Teknowledge Software, a global mobile app development firm based in Kolkata, is all set to launch a set of new iOS and Android applications. Mr. Hussain Fakhruddin, the CEO of the company, is confident that the new apps will generate high download levels and turn out to be successes. During a brief chat with media personnel, the experienced CEO of Teks Mobile said that 2016 can very well be a landmark year for his company. Since the start of the year, clients have been chiming in with requests for free app quotes - and Mr. Fakhruddin sounded happy while stating that the range of applications his team has worked on this year has been well and truly varied. A couple of promising projects have not worked out, but the apps due to release over the next few weeks should more than make up for that. On the occasion, Mr. Fakhruddin elaborated a bit on the projects his team of iPhone app developers have been working on lately. First up for release is a dedicated mobile app for sellers, named ‘365 Deal’. It lets users post ads for their products - and, according to the veteran app entrepreneur, it should serve as an excellent platform for sellers to gain new, genuine, prompt business leads. The app is complete, and will be submitted for review at the Apple App Store within a couple of days. The other mobile apps that Teks Mobile is eyeing for a 2016 Q2 release also make for interesting reading. On the roster is a fun campus app called ‘Dimes’ (initially named ‘Looops’) - which would let youngsters rank their friends on various things via polls. ‘FlyPal CRS’ - an aviation management & communication app - is also scheduled to debut on iTunes and Google Play Store before the end of this quarter. Mr. Fakhruddin singled out ‘FlyPal CRS’ as one of the most interesting apps Teks Mobile has created in the last couple of years. If it is anything as good as is being promised, it should take real-time communications in the aviation industry to an altogether new level. Following the huge success of ‘I Can Be Anything’, Teknowledge Mobile Studio has yet another innovative iPhone self-help app in the pipeline. The name of this one is ‘DBT’, and it will allow users to list their acquired skills as well as their problems/crisis on a regular basis. An additional functionality of the app will be the option to track key health parameters. ‘DBT’ is currently in the preliminary stages of app testing, and should be ready for release by mid-June. Teks Mobile is gradually building a strong reputation as a leading mobile game development company - and there should be a couple of additions in the list of games in the company’s portfolio in this quarter. The first of these is ‘Moovers’ (previously titled ‘WordZee’) - an engaging iOS word-search game with a cool twist. The other one - ‘Ready Set Text’ (RST) - appears to be even more interesting. It is a multiplayer typing speed game app, where players can join ‘Crowd Games’ and/or ‘two-player games’, show off their typing skills and win rewards. Two bigger mobile games - ‘App Battles’ and ‘Prince Of Asia’ are also under development, although they will probably not be ready for release in 2016 Q2. Mr. Fakhruddin also briefly touched upon a handful of other mobile applications that should see the light of day by the end of June. He highlighted that there are no certainties about app downloads - but seemed quietly confident that each of the new apps developed by Teks Mobile would do well. Given the features of the apps and their varied nature, such an expectation does not seem misplaced. In general too, it is important for Teks Mobile to end Q2 on a strong note. The company opened its second branch in India (at Pune) earlier this year, while operations at Teks Mobile Australia and Teks Sverige (the overseas chapters of Teknowledge at Australia and Sweden respectively) have also picked up. Teknowledge is strengthening its international presence gradually, and a fresh set of successful app projects would put the company on a much firmer footing. With a 80%+ overall success rate, Teks Mobile is already one of the most consistent mobile app companies in Asia. It remains to be seen whether the upcoming apps add to the many success stories of the agency. Get more information on Teks Mobile at http://www.teks.co.in. Free app quotes are available online, and the company can be contacted at any time via phone (91-33-40649087) and email (info@teks.co.in). Every quarter, Teknowledge has an interesting list of apps up for release - but this quarter’s lineup seems just that bit more promising. Chic Empire Australia announce brand partnership with Swarovski 2016-05-11T23:44:19Z chic-empire-australia-announce-brand-partnership-with-swarovski Chic Empire Australia announce brand partnership with Swarovski Melbourne, May 11, 2016:   Chic Empire Australia has announced the release of collaborative collection of sheepskin footwear range with Swarovski. Exclusive designs featuring Australian Made sheepskin boots incorporating Swarovski Crystal Buttons and Swarovski Crystal counter heels.  Each Swarovski counter heel contains thousands of crystals expertly set by Swarovski design team in Austria. This exclusive range is available at ‘Purely Merino’ stores at all Major Australian airports, Chic Empire Australia stockists and Chic Empire’s retail and online stores. (http://www.chicempireaustralia.com.au) The unique branding partnership between Chic Empire Australia and Swarovski showcases the iconic Australian sheepskin boots and glamorous Swarovski Crystals.   About Chic Empire Australia: Chic Empire® is a boutique brand of handcrafted, luxurious sheepskin footwear delivering a unique blend of traditional styles with latest fashion trends. Every pair of Chic Empire sheepskin boots are meticulously crafted from a selection of premium components at our manufacturing facility in Melbourne, Australia, by highly skilled craftsmen. Since its humble beginnings, the Chic Empire® brand has been associated with unmatched quality, exciting designs and effective customer service. For media enquiries and/or high resolution images please contact alext@clickcorp.com.au New Reporting Requirements For Dental Laboratory Products 2016-05-11T23:23:25Z new-reporting-requirements-for-dental-laboratory-products 11 May 2016— For Immediate Release Greater regulatory accountability for dental laboratory products is the outcome of revised mandatory reporting standards for manufacturers and importers introduced by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Welcomed by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products, the changes provide greater guidance on when the TGA needs to be notified about activities concerning the manufacture and importation of a range of custom-made medical devices including dental crowns, dental bridges and dentures. “There had been some uncertainty across the dental community about the reporting obligations. As a result of ADIA’s engagement with the TGA, there is now much greater clarity concerning the mandatory reporting framework and this has been welcomed by industry,” said Troy Williams, ADIA Chief Executive Officer. A dental laboratory or dental prosthetist making a custom-made medical device in Australia must provide the TGA with their (the manufacturer’s) name and business address in addition to a description of the kind/s of medical devices being custom-made by the manufacturer. There are similar requirements for an entity importing and supplying a custom-made medical device from overseas. They are to provide not only their own details to the TGA, but also the manufacturer’s name and business address plus a description of the kind/s of medical devices being custom-made by the manufacturer. The regulations require that the TGA be notified within two months of manufacture or importation of the custom-made medical device and it is this notification period that changed. “Local manufacturers and importers have long had an obligation to advise the TGA of their activities but, rather curiously, the regulations were silent as to when this should happen. Working with our members in the sector, ADIA was pleased to secure an amendment to the regulations that provided clarity on the compliance obligations,” Mr Williams said. According to Mr Williams this change is one of many that ADIA has been working towards to ensure that there is a level playing field where local manufacturers and importers of dental laboratory products are required to meet the same regulatory standards. “On behalf of the sector ADIA has been working with the TGA to ensure that the same standards for design, safety and manufacturing quality associated with custom-made medical devices are applied, irrespective of the country of manufacture,” Mr Williams concluded. ADIA and the TGA have organised briefings on the changes and for information on these visit: www.adia.org.au/training/tga-briefing Ends. Turners Launch New Website 2016-05-09T22:38:52Z turners-launch-new-website On May 1st Turners updated their website, further facilitating its use by the thousands of people who are looking to buy or sell vehicles all over New Zealand. The team at Turners want everyone to know that their customers will not need to actually do anything, as their account information and user name and password will remain unchanged, so they will be able to access their account in exactly the same way as they have always done. The new website not only looks better, but is now much easier to use on mobile devices.  It has also been considerably updated, making it easier to navigate and easier to read, all of which adds up to customers being able to find exactly what they are looking for in less time. In addition, there are several new features which will be much appreciated by Turners’ customers, including a new Home Page. The new Home Page is for all areas of business which Turners operate in, so people may wish to bookmark the area they are most interested in, as well as navigating from the menu. Customers can now go directly to the Cars Home Page, the Trucks & Machinery Home Page, the Damaged & End of Life Page and the General Goods Page as below: •             Cars Home Page at http://www.turners.co.nz/cars •             Trucks & Machinery home page at http://www.turners.co.nz/Trucks-Machinery •             Damaged & End of Life at http://www.turners.co.nz/Damaged-Vehicles •             General Goods at http://www.turners.co.nz/General-Goods There are also new sections for Boats & Marine, Motorcycles & Scooters, Buses, Caravans & Motor-homes to assist locating these more easily. With these useful new innovations, it’s still ‘Business as Usual’ at Turners where car buyers have been going. Turners is renowned for delivering buyers and sellers results by providing easy access, a hassle-free process and the quality and reassurance of dealing with a trusted brand. Quality Car Roof Racks and Other Accessories with Roof Rack Superstore 2016-05-09T09:58:13Z quality-car-roof-racks-and-other-accessories-with-roof-rack-superstore The concept of installing car roof racks and other accessories is gaining popularity and you should too install them for smooth and exciting holidays. Roof Rack Superstore is a perfect destination for you to get those roof racks and other accessories. As families are loving going to holidays on their own vehicles, roof racks are becoming very popular among them. It does not matter whether you want to visit the France on your vehicle or you want to visit a nearest beach with your family, if you have a roof rack installed on your car, the journey will be a smooth sailing. It will add value to your travel and furthermore, it will be a roller coaster adventure ride for your family. If you have not installed roof racks and other accessories on your vehicle, you should definitely give a second thought about it. Roof Rack Superstore is a leading roof racks and other accessories provider in Australia that has carved a niche for itself by offering a wide range of roof rack services to clients. The company has a list of brands for car roof racks, bike racks, boxes and other accessories that will astonish your journey and make it more meaningful. Products: Some of the products that the company offers to its esteemed clients are roof boxes, bike carriers, kayak carriers, ski and snowboard carriers, windsurf and surfboard carriers, alloy roof tray, steel mesh baskets, ladder racks, boat loaders, cargo barriers, van shelving, snow chains and more. Team: It has a team of experts that will identify your needs, either for day to day use or for adventure plan and offer you end to end quality roof rack solutions that are unique, innovative and will serve the core purpose. The experts are in this business since years and have excellent proficiency in installing roof racks and other accessories on your car. Online Store: Furthermore, you don’t need to visit the retail stores that are located at the key cities like Melbourne and Perth. You can shop from the company’s user friendly web portal too. All you need to do is to login to http://www.roofracksuperstore.com.au/ and find items that you are looking for. The company has a range of cargo barriers that are perfect for your business. These cargo barriers are excellent in design and will weigh maximum loads for your day to day cargo needs. All you need to do is to contact the company and you will be assured that your expectations are fulfilled. The car roof racks and other accessories offered by the Roof Rack Superstore match world class quality and are perfect for your roof rack needs. About: Roof Rack Superstore is one of the finest car roof racks supplying company located in Australia that offers a wide range of car roof racks, cargo barriers, boxes and other accessories. All you need to do is to contact the company to know more. Black Moth further strengthens team 2016-05-09T04:33:40Z black-moth-further-strengthens-team Black Moth has strengthened its team with the appointment of Andrew Palmer as Manufacturing Manager. In his new role, Andrew will be responsible for delivering quality products to the market as well managing the procurement and production side of the business. Bringing more than 40 years of experience in the technology sector, Andrew has served in technical and service roles with businesses including Philips, Fujitsu and Tech Rentals. “Andrew’s technical background and commercial experience with emerging and global technology organisations have given him a broad understanding of the technical, operational and supply chain aspects associated with the electronics manufacturing industry. With his in-depth knowledge of the processes, methods and procedures used in the design, development and assembly of ISO compliant electronic products Black Moth is looking forward to delivering on expectations of our systems and services,” said Scott Gemmell, CEO of Black Moth. About Black Moth Black Moth designs and builds intelligent mobile vision and communication solutions for transport and heavy industries. Based in Brisbane, the technology provider drives innovations to enhance worksite safety for heavy machinery. A dedicated team of industry experts, genuine entrepreneurial spirit and cutting-edge technology enable high-end solutions to support operations in diverse industries. To deliver extremely robust and durable products, Black Moth banks on high quality standards and exclusive in-house development. Customers benefit from tailored solutions, exemplary service and a true partnership approach. For more news and information about Black Moth, please visit blackmoth.com. Eliminate downtime with CoCo-80 Dynamic Signal Analyser 2016-05-08T12:53:29Z eliminate-downtime-with-coco-80-dynamic-signal-analyser Crystal Instrument Corporation is widely known for this battery-powered data acquisition system and dynamic signal analyser that matches the performance and functions of high-end systems while being a handheld unit. The CoCo-80 is an easy-to-operate, impressive handheld instrument that's perfect for industry-wide uses across automotive, aviation, aerospace, electronics and military where demands require easy, quick and accurate data recording and real-time processing in the field.  The user interface of CoCo-80 is specifically designed for easy and simple operation while it maintains the capability of providing a wide variety of real-time signal analysis functions. CoCo-80 is equipped with 4 or 8 input channels and can accurately measure and record both dynamic and static signals. The mass flash memory can record 8 channels of streaming signals simultaneously up to 102.4 kHz. An embedded signal source channel provides various signal output waveforms that are synchronised with the input sampling rate. The handheld system is equipped with two USB ports, 100 Base-T Ethernet, SD-card interface, audio input/output, 5.7 inch colour LCD display and a keypad. The user can connect the CoCo-80 to a PC, download files and upgrade the software through several means of network connections. 24-bit A/D converter, DSP technology and a unique hardware design offers dozens of data processing functions and more than 130 dB dynamic range in measurement, 10 times higher than competitive products. This allows you to capture signals as high as 10 volts and as low as a few micro-volts in the same test without changing any settings. The CoCo-80 software stores and organises the data in the popular ASAM-ODS standard. This data standard provides ultimate flexibility and version compatibility. ASAM-ODS data standard is widely supported by the automotive industry and now is expanding to aerospace and other areas. Data may also be exchanged with other data formats such as UFF, BUFF and user-defined ASCII format. Read our brochure: CoCo-80 Dynamic Signal Analyser Watch our Video: CoCo-80 Dynamic Signal Analyser     About Crystal Instruments Corporation Crystal Instruments (CI) is an engineering firm focused on data acquisition, dynamic signal analysis and measurement data management supplied by John Morris Scientific. With over ten years' experience creating embedded and DSP systems for structural testing, product evaluation, algorithm implementation and application software programming, CI's products and technology are in use today by many of the world's leading companies, industrial providers and government agencies. To find out about Predictive MaintenanceUsing Dynamic Signal Analysers like aCoCo-80 from Crystal Instruments,Contact our John Morris team toll-free:AUS 1800 251 799 and NZ 0800 651 700Email: industrial@johnmorris.com.auNew Website:  www.johnmorrisgroup.com/AU/Industrial Company Tax Cut Deserves Bipartisan Support 2016-05-05T23:40:03Z company-tax-cut-deserves-bipartisan-support For Immediate Release ― 5 May 2016                                               Changes to company tax rates for small and medium-sized enterprises set out in this week’s budget deserve bipartisan support according to the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. “The company tax plan in the budget set a clear path over ten years to reduce the tax burden on business.  To provide business with the confidence to use these new policy settings to make business decisions, we call on all sides of politics to support the plan,” said Troy Williams, ADIA Chief Executive Officer. The budget proposes that from 1 July 2016 businesses with turnover less than $10 million will have a company tax rate of 27.5 per cent.  The eligibility threshold for the lower rate will then be progressively raised until all companies are at 27.5 per cent in 2023-24. The rate will then fall to 27 per cent in 2024-25 and by 1 percentage point each year thereafter to 25 per cent by 2026-27.  “Two thirds of ADIA’s members have turnover of less than $10million per year and it is these businesses that stand to benefit most from the changes to company tax set out in the budget.  It will provide both the funding and incentive to reinvest in their business so that they can grow, create jobs and operate sustainably,” Mr Williams said. According to the World Economic Forum’s 2012-14 Global Competiveness Report, Australia was ranked twentieth out of 144 countries in terms of overall competitiveness. However, it is important to note that Australia was ranked 106th in terms of total tax burden. Thus, continuing tax reform remains the key to enhancing Australia’s competitiveness and economic growth. “For some time ADIA has had an established policy position that the business taxation should be no greater than the OECD average.  The ten-year goal to reduce company taxation to 25 per cent achieves this,” Mr Williams said. Ends. Consumer protection bolstered with new identity rules 2016-05-05T12:48:21Z consumer-protection-bolstered-with-new-identity-rules-1 New rules are now in place for property buyers and sellers bringing greater peace of mind that their sale or purchase is better safeguarded, minimising the incidence of fraudulent transactions.   Importantly, verifying the identity of buyers and sellers – similar to the checks banks undertake – applies to new electronic property transactions as well as traditional paper-based settlements.   Mike Cameron, Property Exchange Australia’s (PEXA) Group Executive Operations, said adherence to the strengthened rules would be further bolstered with a third company, IDSecure, now also verifying the identity of property buyers and sellers on behalf of lawyers and conveyancers.   “With more than 2,000 lawyers and conveyancers now signed up to PEXA to transact property online, a growing number will look to agents who specialise in verifying their clients’ identities,” he said.   “National verification of identity provider, IDSecure, brings the property, mortgage lending and banking sectors a third service offering in addition to Australia Post and ZipID.”   IDSecure Agents witness documents and client authorisations at face-to-face interviews. This gives comfort that people transacting are who they say they are. IDSecure Managing Director Mark Paholski said e-conveyancing is the ultimate game changer for the industry bringing practitioners more value through digital transactions.   “In line with e-conveyancing, practitioners also need to digitise their verification of identity processes to comply with the new rules. The traditional manual ways of gathering and storing clients’ identity data isn’t sufficient in today’s tech-driven world – they are inefficient and extremely risky,” he said.   “IDSecure is pleased to be part of the inevitable transformation from paper to digital, providing the only single system that delivers an in-house and ‘go to client’ VOI solution in metropolitan and regional areas nationally.”   IDSecure’s Identity Agent offering includes: ·     An extensive national Identity Agent network in metropolitan and regional areas ·     A go-to-the client service at a location that suits the practitioner’s client ·     A seven day a week service ·     Witnessing client authorisation documents ·     Immediate access to compliant verification of identity reports (securely stored for over nine years on an Australian hosted and accredited data centre) ·     Identity Agents from professional backgrounds ·     $20 milion professional indemnity & fidelity insurance complying with regulatory requirements To find out more about IDSecure or register for free to use their verification of identity services, please visit www.idsecure.com.au      For more information, please contact:   Kerrina Lawrence, PEXA Director, Media & Corporate Affairs: 0434 198 427 Lara Paholski, IDSecure General Manager:    0457 789 413    ABOUT PEXA   PEXA is transforming the way property is transacted. These historic changes are on par with the introduction of the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), EFTPOS and online banking. Similarly, PEXA is bringing an online exchange for financial institutions, lawyers, conveyancers and land registries to complete property settlements. Funds settle through the Reserve Bank of Australia.  PEXA is backed by Australia’s largest banks, governments and commercial enterprises as it spearheads this major digital reform.   PEXA at a glance: ü     A digital platform for completing online lodgement and property settlements ü     Conveyancers, lawyers, banks and land registries interact, collaborate and share information ü     Buyers no longer need to purchase bank cheques, alleviating a last minute rush to arrange cheques and settlement delays when printed cheques contain errors ü     PEXA integrates into state-based land registries’ databases ü     Funds settle through the Reserve Bank of Australia   Horizon Power Chooses Qlik to Charge Up Visual Analytics 2016-05-04T06:19:58Z horizon-power-chooses-qlik-to-charge-up-visual-analytics SYDNEY, Australia – May 3, 2016 – Qlik® (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in visual analytics, today announced that Horizon Power, a commercially focused, State Government-owned power company responsible for generating, distributing and retailing electricity in Western Australia, has deployed QlikView® to optimise reporting and improve business performance through self-service visual analytics.   Horizon Power provides high quality, safe and reliable power to about 100,000 residents and 10,000 businesses across regional and remote Western Australia. With such a huge customer base, the company generates a significant amount of data both internally and externally.   Prior to Qlik, Horizon Power utilised a dedicated analytics team with reports being sourced from the IT department. With this system, it often took weeks to generate a report which would then require additional edits from the business team before it was close to the final copy. Horizon Power found that the associated costs with this approach were too high for an organisation of their size and the timeline for reports left much to be desired. Horizon Power’s first phase of Qlik implementation was designed to visualise corporate KPIs and targets and contractor reports to ensure accountability from external parties. As a direct result of the deployment, they have seen a 45 percent cost reduction in report production and 60 percent reduction in delivery time.   “When we first started BI analytics reporting we were committed to IBM Cognos software, but we wanted a solution that had the ability to directly supply reports to relevant stakeholders in the organisation,” said Geoff Pearson, Business Intelligence Coordinator, Horizon Power. “QlikView enables individuals throughout the organisation to generate reports without the intervention of dedicated data analysts or the IT department. This not only reduces the cost and time it takes to deliver reports, but also ensures those reports are always up to date, which is a main area of concern for us.”   The decentralisation of reporting through Qlik has led to efficient, timely information flows. Data is aggregated into a single, accessible platform to ensure users can see the whole story in their data and make better strategic decisions. Horizon Power can now create much of their reporting in near real-time since data digitisation that used to take weeks to complete now takes only hours.   Finance and operations teams have paved the way for Qlik adoption at Horizon Power which now has hundreds of users and counting. Those individuals are able to leverage multiple data streams, many of which are derived from Horizon’s ERP system. Qlik’s intuitive interface also ensures that those employees can correct data inaccuracies or address issues in real-time, often without the need for IT intervention. This has set the stage for more timely and accurate reporting as those generating reports have more intimate knowledge of the data itself.       “Horizon Power is a great example of an organisation that was able to transform the way they leveraged data by taking a modern approach to visual analytics,” said Robert Riegert, Managing Director, Prima Consulting, which is partnering Qlik on this project. “It was evident that Qlik’s platform approach to visual analytics was the perfect way to address their current analytics needs while putting them in a position to drive future data-driven possibilities.”   “To fully realise the true value of data, stakeholders need direct access at the source. When analytics and IT teams act as intermediaries, some of that value is often lost in translation. This not only leads to less-informed decisions, but makes the process much more costly and inefficient,” said Sharryn Napier, Vice President and Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand, Qlik. “With our platform approach to visual analytics, organisations such as Horizon Power are able to disseminate information throughout operations teams in an intuitive format that business users can digest, and subsequently maximise the impact of their strategic decisions.”   About Qlik Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in visual analytics. Its portfolio of products meets customers’ growing needs from reporting and self-service visual analysis to guided, embedded and customanalytics. Approximately 38,000 customers rely on Qlik solutions to gain meaning out of information from varied sources, exploring the hidden relationships within data that lead to insights that ignite good ideas. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Qlik has offices around the world with more than 1700 partners covering more than 100 countries.   ###   © 2016 QlikTech International AB. All rights reserved. Qlik®, Qlik® Sense, QlikView®, QlikTech®, Qlik® Cloud, Qlik® DataMarket, Qlik® Analytics Platform and the QlikTech logos are trademarks of QlikTech International AB which have been registered in multiple countries. Other marks and logos mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. SMEs In Dental Industry Get Budget Boost 2016-05-03T23:56:44Z smes-in-dental-industry-get-budget-boost 4 May 2016— For Immediate Release In a pre-election budget that needed to provide an incentive to allow small businesses to create jobs, yet retain an eye on long-term deficit reduction, small businesses were the winner. That’s the view according to the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. Speaking from Parliament House shortly after the Treasurer delivered the budget, the ADIA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Troy Williams, argued that the best outcome for the dental industry in the budget was the simplification of the rules that allow for immediate tax deductibility for asset purchases costing less than $20,000 until 30 June 2017, and the increasing of the threshold for eligibility from $2million to $10million. “Never has it been a better time for small and medium-sized businesses to go out and invest in new assets. Dental practices can go out and buy new dental chairs and the small businesses that supply them can invest in new infrastructure,” Mr Williams said. Another initiative sure to be welcomed by small businesses in the dental industry is the reduction of the company tax rate to 27.5 per cent, starting with businesses with a turnover less than $10 million on 1 July this year. This will deliver a lower tax rate for around 870,000 businesses nationwide that employ over 3.4 million workers. “Most small businesses reinvest their profits into their business to help them grow, create jobs and operate sustainably. A reduction in the corporate tax rate provides greater flexibility to do just that,” Mr Williams said. ADIA also noted the commitment to provide $1.7 billion over four years from FY2016-17 for a new Child and Adult Public Dental Scheme to be delivered by the states and territories under a National Partnership Agreement (NPA), replacing a range of other programs that provided Australian Government funding for dental services. “The dental industry would have naturally liked to see a greater commitment – it’s difficult to imagine circumstances when this wouldn’t be the case. However, given the government’s philosophical approach to funding and delivering dental care and the constraints associated with returning a budget to surplus, this modest funding commitment is arguably the best that could be achieved in the circumstances,” Mr Williams concluded. Ends.