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Wage theft or honest mistake? Small business hits back
3 weeks 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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Important changes in Collective Bargaining Laws
2 months ago

Important changes in Collective Bargaining Laws

By  •  Advocacy

Collective bargaining is a mechanism that allows competing businesses (typically small businesses) to band together to improve their commercial leverage in negotiating business agreements with their suppliers and/or customers.

Such …
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2019 Budget benefits available for businesses now
5 months 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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COSBOA names workplace watchdog as Small Business Champion 2018
6 months ago

COSBOA names workplace watchdog as Small Business Champion 2018

FORMER Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO), Natalie James, was named Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA)’s Small Business Champion at the recent Vodafone National Small Business Summit.

Ms James was …
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It’s time to pay on time
9 months 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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ASBFEO: Payment Times and Practices Inquiry – Final Report
9 months ago

ASBFEO: Payment Times and Practices Inquiry – Final Report

To read the report from the Australian Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman, please click below:

PAYMENT TIMES AND PRACTICES ENQUIRY – FINAL REPORT 

Media Release: PAYING SMALL BUSINESS ON TIME
9 months ago

Media Release: PAYING SMALL BUSINESS ON TIME

Media Release:

THE HON SCOTT MORRISON MP Prime Minister

SENATOR THE HON MICHAELIA CASH Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education

Thursday, 22 …
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Why national fuel strike won’t change petrol prices
11 months ago

Why national fuel strike won’t change petrol prices

MORE than 100,000 Aussies, fed up with paying through the nose for petrol, are planning to boycott service stations next month but experts say the nationwide strike won’t work.

Almost …
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Small business blames ‘real tightening’ in credit on the banking royal commission
11 months ago

Small business blames ‘real tightening’ in credit on the banking royal commission

Small business says it is facing a credit crunch and is blaming the royal commission into financial services for causing nervous banks to slow lending to the self-employed.

The moderation …
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