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Paper identifies ways to simplify the workplace relations system for the small business sector

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has released a position paper identifying ways to reduce the complexity of the workplace...

Ombudsman calls for small businesses to share examples of ‘heavy handed tactics’ by the ATO

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has encouraged business owners to urgently contact her office if they have experienced “heavy handed tactics”...

New inquiry into international initiatives that provide SMEs affordable access to capital

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has commenced an inquiry into international initiatives designed to address the funding gap for...

ASIC report provides small business lenders with guidance on unfair contract terms laws

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released a report detailing changes made by the big four banks to remove unfair terms from...

New Financial Complaints Authority will improve small businesses access to justice

The passage of legislation establishing the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) will result in small businesses having access to “free, fast and binding” dispute...

Small businesses urged to air grievances with the Royal Commission into the banking sector

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has encouraged small businesses that have suffered from ‘questionable conduct’ by the banks to...

Committee endorses visa worker levy but Kate Carnell warns of angst for small businesses

A Senate committee has deemed it ‘wholly appropriate’ that employers pay a levy to access overseas workers; however, the Australian Small Business and Family...

The ‘quest for stability’ in the financial system is detrimental to SME growth, says Ombudsman

The benefits small businesses derive from a competitive financial system are being reduced by the regulators in their “quest for stability”, the Productivity Commission...

Accountants urge government to legislate against the late payment of small businesses

The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) has called for the Federal Government to improve the financial outlook of SMEs by introducing a loan guarantee...

Revised Banking Code leaves small businesses vulnerable to penalties, says the Ombudsman

Despite containing some positive initiatives for small business, the revised Banking Code of Practice hasn’t resolved issues with power imbalance and dispute resolution, according...

The changes in insolvency & restructuring rules that could catch out Australian businesses

“COVID Safe Harbour” insolvency rules have been replaced by legislation that includes a new, streamlined SME restructuring process...

How businesses could be impacted by Facebook’s news ban

How can businesses pivot in response to Facebook's decision to pull news content from Australian users?

Facebook Australia bans users and publishers from posting and sharing news

Facebook has made a major move in the back and forth with the Australian Government on the proposed Media Bargaining Law. It’s also a potentially dire step by the social media giant for the many Australian publishers that use the platform.

Let’s Talk: The office vs. working from home?

Working from home is now a viable option for many businesses. So, this far into the pandemic, what do we think? Work office vs. Home? Let's talk...

Seven signs big Google news deal; ABC, Nine, Guardian reportedly circling

Seven West Media is Australia’s first large news outlet to sign a deal with Google in order to have the tech giant pay for its news content.

Donald Trump, acquitted of inciting Capitol attack, says movement has ‘only just begun’

A win for Trump. Although, the result came with the highest number of Senators to ever vote against a president from their own party.

How business crisis pressures can produce disruptive diamonds

Disruption waits for no one, especially not a pandemic. Innovative thinking should be top priority during a crisis. Read on...

Let’s Talk: What is the best social media platform for your business?

What social media platform is best for your business? Go all-out on all of them? Focus on one or two? Paid or organic approach? Let's talk...