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$4.5 billion network investment delivers ultra-fast broadband to over 700,000 businesses

The Federal Government has released a $4.5 bn network investment package, involving a $3.5 bn upgrade of the National Broadband Network (NBN)....

Government announces ‘most significant reforms’ to insolvency laws for small businesses

The Federal Government has announced new insolvency rules that will allow small businesses to stay afloat whilst restructuring debts. This new insolvency...

Government agencies abandoning company wind-ups could cause insolvency tsunami

Government measures to prop up zombie businesses through the pandemic could actually be harming Australian small businesses, with new data showing company wind-ups have...

30% of businesses failing at covid-19 contact tracing directives

New research has revealed that 30 per cent of Australian businesses with customer foot traffic do not use a visitor check-in system that complies...

What the government changes to JobKeeper mean for business owners

The government has released more detail about the much-anticipated changes to the JobKeeper program. In a press conference, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott...

75% of SMEs want current stimulus measures extended until 2021

The vast majority of SMEs want stimulus measures to be extended further to help them recover from the impacts of the pandemic. This is...

‘Zombie businesses’ big future problem

With speculation that hundreds of businesses – dubbed ‘zombie businesses’ – are being propped up by Government stimulus and will potentially fold in September,...

Should JobKeeper be extended?

JobKeeper is the definition of policy made on the run. At the time, it was very important to roll something out quickly to cushion...

JobMaker plan to get economy “out of the ICU”

Yesterday, in an announcement, Scott Morrison revealed a 'JobMaker' plan to strengthen and grow the economy post-lockdown by focussing on equipping Australians with in-demand...

State roadmaps for easing COVID-19 lockdowns: A business summary

Now that the different states and territories across Australia have had time to digest the government's announcement last week on easing COVID-19 lockdown restrictions...

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What does the Budget mean for startups?

In what is being dubbed the "jobs budget" the 2020-21 Budget was the opportunity for the Morrison Government to lay out the...

Government backflips on RDTI cuts with a $2 billion boost

Last night, the Government announced a $2 billion investment into Research & Development Tax Incentives (RDTIs), scrapping a previously proposed $1.8 billion...

Female founders deem Budget ‘A step forward, but more to be done’

Whilst largely satisfied with the way the Budget has catered for women, female founders are saying there is room to create greater...

“The $1 trillion budget deficit”: Economists on the 2020-21 Budget

The 2020-21 Budget delivers the biggest Australian deficit since World War 2. The Government’s fiscal stimulus of $51 billion during the GFC...

Budget 2020-21: What’s in it for businesses?

This year, Australia will see a $213.7 billion deficit. “Our economic response has come at a significant cost,” said...

Josh Frydenberg’s full speech: Federal Budget 2020-21

This evening the Federal Budget will be announced by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg in Parliament House in Canberra. Having...

Federal Budget: Treasurer brings forward tax cuts, braces for large deficit

As the Federal Government hands down the "most important budget since World War II" this evening, Australians can expect to see further...

Can the battle over the US Supreme Court influence businesses beyond US borders?

The world has watched US politics this year with a mixture of dismay, amusement and confusion. One of the most controversial political...