Amazon's impending Australian arrival has been the source of much speculation over the last six to 12 months, but today marks the first official day of trading... so what does it mean for Australian retailers?
Competent leaders understand the value of knowing what to remember and what to forget. In some instances, it may be beneficial to remember, while in others, it may be detrimental to forget.
Monday, 4 December is the last day for comment on the new Code of Conduct requirements for NSW councillors and council staff. The Office of Local Government issued a draft of the new code in October, under which 1500 councillors and 50,000 staff will be made to meet with strict new requirements.
The Turnbull government has established a Small Business Digital Taskforce, to be headed by entrepreneur Mark Bouris AM, with an aim to ensure more Australian small businesses can thrive in an increasingly digital economy.
There's just one week to go, with the FINAL deadline for paper submissions for the 2018 SPLASH! event being Thursday, 30 November.
With SPASA Australia's new Certification & Accreditation Program now in place, there's never been a better time to invest in education and training. SPASA Australia has released its training calendar for 2018 — read on to find out what's on in your state.
SPASA Australia members can secure a copy of the Pools and Spas Guide from SAI Global, which provides an overview of the standards, certification schemes, regulatory requirements and other industry-specific information relevant to those working in the public and private pool and spa industry.
These are the guys that give the industry a bad name. A Perth woman who responded to an advertisement flogging backyard upgrades was scammed out of $4000 and left with an unusable pool and outdoor space, according to the Nine Network and news.com.au. The pictures tell the sad tale.
Around 80,000 Sydney residents participated in a recent local government vote to determine public sentiment on the future of five ageing pools falling under the care of Cumberland Council. 75% of voters signalled support for continued operations at five swim centres in Auburn, Granville, Guildford, Merrylands and Wentworthville.
The Australian Leisure Facilities Association says that Recreation SA is currently carrying out a statewide swimming pool audit focused on public facilities, thanks to funding secured via the ORS Community Recreation and Sport Facilities program.
Victoria's City of Moreland council is in danger of falling behind in pool safety checks as it devotes resources to external cladding inspections, according to a recent article in the Herald Sun.
At SPASA's inaugural Leadership Convention, the three keynote speakers — Michael McQueen, Dr Jason Fox and Alisa Camplin OAM — shared their strategies for success, encouraging attendees to look at the big picture and plan for future growth within their businesses.
Fluidra and Zodiac Pool Solutions have announced a merger, expected to close in the first half of 2018. Fluidra will maintain global headquarters in Barcelona, Spain, and North American headquarters in San Diego, CA. The merged company will keep Fluidra's name and operate in more than 45 countries, including Australia.