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Unfair dismissal claim against Deliveroo may have widespread consequences for the gig economy

A former rider for Deliveroo has taken the food-delivery service to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) in an unfair dismissal case.

Australian dairy industry shifts its focus from China to Southeast Asia

As trade tensions with China increase, Australian industries as diverse as cotton, barley, coal and meat are being forced to reassess their...

Buy now, pay later made easy for SMEs as Zip partners with Visa, Apple, Google

Zip has announced its partnership with Visa, Apple and Google to allow many more small businesses to accept buy now, pay later...

Law Council calls for SME insolvency reforms to be fast-tracked

The Law Council of Australia is encouraging the Government's move away from the one-size-fits-all approach when dealing with small businesses facing insolvency to...

Australian plant-based meat startup secures $77m of funding

Australian plant-based meat startup, v2food, has today announced the closing of $77 million in Series B funding, including investment from Singaporean state-owned...

Payroll platforms work to implement new tax tables for SME customers

With the news of the 2020 Federal Budget bringing forward the Coalition's three-stage tax cut package, Payroll SaaS platforms are working to...

Insider threats: How to protect your organisation from an inside job

Guest Authored by Mark Jones, Associate Managing Director in Kroll’s Cyber Risk practice, and Cem Ozturk, Managing Director in Kroll’s Business Intelligence...

‘An unjust joke’: Melbourne business owners respond to Victoria’s continuing restrictions

Melbourne business owners are displeased with Premier Daniel Andrews' plans to keep customer-facing businesses closed under his government's latest COVID-19 response plan....

Australia’s unemployment rate is creeping up but the real danger is underemployment

Australia’s unemployment rate increased to 6.9 per cent in September, however Australians should be focusing on another more troubling labour statistic.

$540 million in equity capital available to Australian SMEs

The Australian Business Growth Fund (BGF) has been formally established, providing eligible Australian SMEs between $5 mn to $15 mn in long-term...

Applications for Indigenous Angel Investor and Entrepreneur Masterclass now open

Applications for Australia's first Angel Investors and Entrepreneur Masterclass pilot program are now open. The WA Government, Generation...

RBA Governor encourages spending, says cash rate will not rise for 3 years

Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Dr Philip Lowe, made a speech this morning encouraging Australians to spend more money...

‘Digital businesses are the future’: Airwallex’s journey from café to one of Australia’s fastest growing fintech firms

The pandemic has prompted an explosion of digital and global business services. Airwallex, an online business account for SMEs, has seen this...

IKEA Australia’s plan to transform stores into clean energy power stations

IKEA Australia yesterday announced the launch of Australia-first clean energy storage initiative to power its Adelaide store, and provide a surplus of...

$5 billion into childcare will boost GDP by $11 billion a year: The Government’s missed opportunity

Despite the majority of pandemic-induced job losses occurring in female-dominated industries, the Government has not delivered policies that support women and men...

Insolvencies rise by 11% as businesses face reality of Government support cuts

Following the first round of JobKeeper cuts, and the presentation of the most significant Federal Budget since World War II, businesses are...

Bionic Voice: Laronix’s new technology is giving people their voice back

Dr Farzaneh Ahmadi is the CEO and Founder of Laronix, an Australian stratup creating Bionic Voice: the world’s first smart, wearable (non-invasive),...

Apps for SMBs created “in under a minute”

With the Australian Government putting pressure on small businesses to digitise amidst the COVID-19 recession, more SMBs are looking for support to...

Atlassian study reveals the impact of working remotely

The results of an Atlassian study examining how working remotely has impacted knowledge workers during the COVID-19 pandemic provides valuable insights into...

Helping Australian businesses through COVID-19

As we continue to navigate the impacts of the global pandemic, Export Finance Australia is supporting Australian businesses with access to finance.  Without a doubt, new...