Media Releases

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  • March 30 2020 Employers, redundancy should be last resort during COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses across Australia and New Zealand to close their doors, putting employers in the difficult position of what to do with staff. Hundreds of thousands of workers in a number of industries, including the travel, hospitality and retail sectors are facing months of uncertainty, with COVID-19 expected to further spread Read More…

  • March 23 2020 Coronavirus pandemic: Small business advice

    Small business is placed under tremendous pressure with the coronavirus pandemic, so ActionCOACH ANZ have summarised the key pieces of advice to help weather the storm.  With the knock-on effects of coronavirus impacting consumer behaviour, small businesses must be innovative and find ways to stay competitive and ensure their survival. “Certainly, these are extremely trying Read More…

  • March 23 2020 ‘Employers can stand down staff without pay’

    The pending shut downs of non-essential services across parts of Australia may trigger conditions in the Fair Work Act that will allow employers to stand staff down without pay, according to Employsure, Australia’s leading workplace relations company. In a Government imposed closure of a workplace, employers may be in a position to stand staff down Read More…

  • March 18 2020 COVID-19 support should extend to sole traders too

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, requesting support for Australia’s small business sector, including the nation’s 1.4 million sole traders. Read up on: COVID-19 economic plans and the government’s stimulus package. “The COVID-19 driven downturn is already taking an unprecedented toll on the Australian small business Read More…

  • February 6 2020 A four-day working week? First maybe measure employee wellbeing

    Within the debate of moving to a four-day working week, Australian companies need to measure and understand employee wellbeing.  Sunil Vohra, co-founder of the world’s first independent and standardised index for measuring organisational culture, The Workability Index, highlights how critical it is for Australian businesses to move to measuring wellbeing as a key metric. “At Read More…

  • December 3 2019 Deloitte Australia crowned best Aussie workplace for new dads

    Deloitte Australia has taken out the number one spot in the 20 Best Australian Workplaces for New Dads 2019 List published by HBF’s Direct Advice For Dads. The idea behind the HBF’s list publication is to encourage more businesses to offer parental leave policies that also considers new dads, not just mums. Working with research consultancy Read More…

  • November 27 2019 PayPal partners with #BuyFromTheBush to encourage Aussies to “Give Better” this Christmas

    PayPal Australia has today announced a partnership with #BuyFromTheBush to help Aussies “Give Better” this Christmas and support our rural communities facing drought. The partnership aims to build on the success of #BuyFromTheBush through the launch of a new gifting portal designed for Aussies to discover unique and purposeful gifts this Christmas. The #BuyFromTheBush movement Read More…

  • November 21 2019 Small employers – there’s 3 options if you aren’t using STP yet

    The ATO is urging small employers who’ve not yet made the switch to Single Touch Payroll (STP) to get in touch if they need help to transition. Small employers with 19 employees or fewer are now required to start reporting through STP but ATO Assistant Commissioner Jason Lucchese said there was still time for businesses Read More…

  • November 18 2019 Two month ATO deferral for bushfire victims in NSW and QLD

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) today announced that it will grant a two month lodgment and payment deferral to taxpayers impacted by the recent catastrophic bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland. Acting Deputy Commissioner Andrew Watson said that people affected by the fires should focus on getting their other affairs in order and not Read More…

  • November 7 2019 Introducing AI ethics: Businesses ready to test AI ethics principles

    Some of the biggest businesses in Australia will trial a series of eight principles around artificial intelligence, developed as part of the Morrison Government’s AI Ethics Framework. NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, Microsoft and Flamingo AI have signed up to test the principles to ensure they deliver practical benefits and translate into real world solutions.  Minister Read More…

  • October 23 2019 Business failures are caused by lack of leaders’ skills

    A series of recent business failures highlight a skills gap that is widespread in business. The Royal Commissions into banking, aged care and disability; the celebrity chef wages scandal; and this month’s liquidation of domestic violence charity White Ribbon Australia are just some of the cases that highlight a flaw that is now common and Read More…

  • October 21 2019 Advisory boards a small business secret weapon

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell says advisory boards are increasingly playing a key role in Australia’s small business’ success stories. Speaking at the Global Thought Leadership Summit in Melbourne today, Ms Carnell said 74% of businesses that use advisory boards want assistance with their growth strategy. “Advisory boards are a Read More…

  • October 18 2019 Record number of small businesses seeking help to resolve disputes

    The Victorian Small Business Commission’s (VSBC) Annual Report 2019 reveals a record 2,074 small businesses sought help in resolving their business disputes. The main issues causing disputes were: 1. Retail leases 2. Money that wasn’t paid 3. Understanding rights and responsibilities when it comes to contracts 4. The quality of goods and services 5. Goods Read More…

  • October 16 2019 Investible and The City of Sydney reunite to help more local retail businesses

    The Retail Innovation Program will return in 2020, developed by early-stage investment firm Investible in partnership with the City of Sydney, with an expanded program and capacity to support more local retailers. Designed to help future-proof Australia’s retail sector, the intensive 12-week accelerator will provide business owners the opportunity to innovate, scale and grow – Read More…

  • October 14 2019 Service NSW celebrates milestone of helping 5000 small business owners

    New figures released today show 5000 small business owners have received help from Service NSW’s one-stop shop Business Concierge service. Service NSW for Business Executive Director Bridget Barrett said the service is all about helping people start, grow or run their small business, potentially saving them time and money. “Service NSW has become more than Read More…