<p> This newsgroup is for discussion of issues affecting owners and intending owners of businesses in Australia. Examples of on-topic discussions include: <ul> <li>ASIC requirements, <li>Changes to government policy, regulation and taxation, <li>National business infrastructure, <li>How to manage Australian employees, and, <li>Any other issue which affects businesses and startups. </ul> </p> <p> Some caveats for online behaviour exist: </p> <ul> <li>aus.business is a text-only discussion group. If what you have to say absolutely requires HTML, text encoding or binaries, posters should direct their potential readers to a URL which contains these things. <li>Advertising is not allowed in the body of messages to this newsgroup (Use the aus.ads.* hierarchy instead if you absolutely must). A standard four line .signature has more than enough room to alert readers to your company and its services. <li>Be aware that some participants will consider aus.business more "real world" than others. The onus is on aus.business users to recognise that libel laws exist. Ad hominem attacks are discouraged. <li>Crossposting to the more flame-filled newsgroups (eg, aus.politics et al) is also discouraged. </ul> <p> aus.business explicitly welcomes the use of binary message cancelers and anti-spam cancelers which apply a Breidbart Index threshold of 3. Info on how the BI is calculated is in the "Breidbart Index (BI) Definition" document currently at <a href="http://www.stopspam.org/usenet/mmf/breidbart.html">http://www.stopspam.org/usenet/mmf/breidbart.html</a>. </p>
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