Melbourne Cup: big business or ethical dilema?

- November 4, 2019 2 MIN READ

For Arthur Inglis, deputy chairman and a fifth-generation member of Australia’s leading family of thoroughbred auctioneers, Melbourne Cup is the culmination of a year’s work as the horses he’s auctioned make a start in races on the day. For the Inglis family, Melbourne Cup is big business. Preparation begins early on race day. “It’s an early… Read more »


The Melbourne Cup sweep goes cashless

- November 3, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

If you’re the person that organises your office sweep for Melbourne Cup, you already know what a pain it can be in this increasingly cashless society to get your co-workers to cough up the dollars for their bet. Digital payment app Beem It hopes to change all that. The fintech offers a free to use… Read more »

Business Advice

Watch out for dodgy sickies on Melbourne Cup Day

- November 1, 2019 4 MIN READ

Falling ill or getting injured is a natural part of life. No reasonable employer can expect their employees to never take a day of sick leave. However, the blurred lines that exist around paid personal leave can create significant challenges for businesses. In Australia, the laws around personal or carer’s leave tend to be tipped… Read more »


Shoppers to splash out on purchases ahead of Melbourne Cup

- November 5, 2018 2 MIN READ

Figures from leading retail management software provider Vend shows that Aussie race-goers will be splashing the cash on new hairdos, as well as fashion, in the lead up to Cup Day this year. Vend’s data has found that last year retail spending in the week leading up to Cup Day jumped across the country by 6% compared… Read more »