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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...

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 Crossroads Report: poor access to global talent but it’s not all bad news for startups

Although it’s becoming easier for startups to raise capital in Australia, high-growth companies are hamstrung by a shallow pool of global talent, warned Alex...

Competition reforms introduced to improve the bargaining power of small business

Competition reforms tabled in Federal Parliament this week backs small businesses to grow, innovate and create more jobs, according to Small Business Minister Michael...

NSW WorkCover changes: what they mean for you

Several reforms to the NSW WorkCover scheme, designed to reduce the administrative burden on the state’s small business owners, will come into effect on 30 June this year.

Banking reform package “a good step towards more bank competition”

Credit unions and building societies have welcomed the Federal Government's banking reform package as "a good step towards more bank competition".

Rob Oakeshott’s tax reform plan with Julia Gillard wins support

Rob Oakeshott's crusade for tax reform with Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been welcomed by the Taxation Institute of Australia as the Institute congratulated Prime Minister Julia Gillard on her election win.

Oakeshott’s tax reform agenda welcomed by NIA

The National Institute of Accountants (NIA) have welcomed Independent MP Rob Oakeshott’s proposal of a summit to address tax reform in Australia.

Credit card reforms slammed by bankers

The Australian Bankers Association has strongly criticised Labor's "Fairer, Simpler Banking" policy on credit cards unveiled by Julia Gillard, Wayne Swan and Chris Bowen.

Biden presidency will likely bring more stability for Australian businesses, experts say

With the announcement of Joe Biden's win over the US election earlier this week comes news from experts that Australian SMBs are...

‘Caring for country is part of our charter’: Narelle Anderson

Narelle Anderson is the Founder and Managing Director of Envirobank Recycling, an Indigenous-owned company that aims to incentivise bottle and can recycling....

Indigenous engagement should be prioritised by businesses, new guide says

The local network of the UN Global Compact, the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA), today launched The Australian Business Guide to Implementing...

Celebrating and supporting Indigenous businesses during and beyond NAIDOC Week 2020

As Australia celebrates NAIDOC Week 2020, it is vital to put the spotlight on Australia’s thriving Indigenous businesses. We celebrate up-and-coming and...

Let’s Talk: Black Friday

After an incredibly challenging year, the upcoming Black Friday sales on the 27 November presents as an attractive opportunity for engaging new...

Small businesses receive stronger protections against unfair contract terms

Commonwealth and state and territory consumer affairs ministers have agreed to strengthen existing unfair contract term protections in the Australian Consumer Law,...

Sustainable packaging startup hit by Chinese-Australian trade tensions

Australian sustainable packaging startup Planet Protector Packaging has been one victim of the Chinese-Australian trade tensions, after their deal to provide the...

Vollebak: How to succeed by breaking all the rules

Steve and Nick Tidball don’t believe in following the rules. The British twin brothers ignored traditional business thinking when they co-founded Vollebak...