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Navigating the near-term financial challenges of disasters
1 month ago

Navigating the near-term financial challenges of disasters

By  •  Advocacy

Earlier this week, ACAPMA CEO Mark McKenzie joined the CEO of the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia, Peter Strong, in a meeting with the Andrew Colvin AM – …
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Retailers unite to fight for lower ‘tap and go’ card fees
2 months ago

Retailers unite to fight for lower ‘tap and go’ card fees

Retailers say they are being slugged as much as $550 million a year in unnecessary card transaction fees following the boom in ‘tap and go’ contactless credit cards.

Four leading …
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PODCAST:  The COSBOA Response To The Current Crisis For Australian Small Business …
3 months ago

PODCAST: The COSBOA Response To The Current Crisis For Australian Small Business …

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In all this sadness and concern over the current and ongoing crisis facing Australia, it’s reassuring to know Small Business has on our side an advocacy …
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Peak industry associations join forces in bank take down
7 months ago

Peak industry associations join forces in bank take down

Five of Australia’s leading retail industry associations have called on banks to be more proactive in educating their business customers on least-cost routing and making it easier to access the …
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Wage theft or honest mistake? Small business hits back
9 months ago

Wage theft or honest mistake? Small business hits back

Small business owners fear the Morrison government’s plan to criminalise wage theft may unfairly target those who make “honest mistakes” and are demanding changes to the award system to make …
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Peter Strong: ACTU needs a reality check if they want to be trusted
9 months ago

Peter Strong: ACTU needs a reality check if they want to be trusted

It is fair to say that the ACTU and the wider Union Movement in Australia are licking their wounds in the face of the recent re-election of the Morrison Coalition …
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Invest now to gain tax benefits this year
10 months ago

Invest now to gain tax benefits this year

By  •  Advocacy

With the dust having recently settled on the outcome of the Federal Election, the spotlight on the Australian Parliament has now been directed towards the debate surrounding the passing of …
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2019 Budget benefits available for businesses now
1 year ago

2019 Budget benefits available for businesses now

By  •  Budget

The Australian Government handed down the 2019-20 Federal Budget on Tuesday night. The Budget was significant in that it forecast the first national surplus in more than a decade, hopefully …
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It’s time to pay on time
1 year ago

It’s time to pay on time

By  •  Advocacy

The principal of every small and family-owned business in Australia will tell you that cashflow is crucial to their survival – and being paid on time is an essential element …
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A $2 billion end to the SME funding drought
1 year ago

A $2 billion end to the SME funding drought

Small business owners generally run away from discussions on financing because they are always so complicated, but it is suggested that small business owners should openly embrace the SME financing measures …
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