Last week, the Taskmaster suggested it was time to write to a few pollies ahead of the next election. However, after four small business ministers in just 14 months, it’s easier said than done.
Banks will need to give at least 10 days’ notice before making any materially adverse changes to small business customers’ terms and conditions, as part of the revised Code of Banking Practice.
Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says the Coalition will only release its policy costings after the government releases theirs, after the Prime Minister flagged a number of cost-saving measures to be considered ahead of the budget.
Yesterday’s announcement of the 2013 federal election date garnered a largely positive response from business groups, but there are now concerns about “policy paralysis” within government.
The 2013 federal election has been called for September 14. Old Taskmaster says it’s time for a little less conversation and a little more action.
With an election coming up in September, both parties will be keen to win your vote. Here are five areas the major parties will need to focus on if they want to win the support of start-ups. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Start-ups using dodgy bookkeepers to prepare GST returns would miss out on deductions under a proposal by the Institute of Public Accountants, which has released its pre-budget submission.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s surprise announcement about this year’s federal election has been welcomed by the business community for giving “certainty” to small firms.
Australia will go to the polls on September 14 after Prime Minister Julia Gillard unexpectedly used her first major speech of the year to announce the date.
Fast Eddy was nowhere to be seen when an Adelaide court delivered its ruling in bankruptcy proceedings brought by the Commonwealth Bank against the former Rich Lister.
When it comes to the national agenda, home-based businesses are all too often invisible. However, four simple reforms could make a world of difference to boosting an essential part of our economy. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
The total claimed losses from the floods affecting Queensland and NSW are likely to hit $50 million this week, according to the Insurance Council of Australia.
Leading ‘mumpreneur’ Cas McCullough has highlighted the struggles of home-based micro businesses ahead of International Work At Home Person Week, calling for more support from government and industry.
More than seven in 10 employers expect staff to pull sickies due to the Australia Day weekend, although it appears that bosses can only do a limited amount in order to prevent them, according to a new study.
The Australian arm of global tech giant Huawei has welcomed the establishment of an Australian Cyber Security Centre, announced by Prime Minister Julia Gillard earlier today.
The Fair Work Commission has found Dolina Fashion Group unfairly dismissed an employee of 17 years, without a valid reason for termination or appropriate warning.
The government’s R&D Tax Incentive has attracted claims of excessive red tape, with one tax expert suggesting start-ups “sit out” until the recordkeeping requirements are made much clearer.
Victoria has appointed John Lloyd as Australia’s first red tape commissioner, ahead of consultations with SMEs about regulatory burdens.
Serial entrepreneur and StartupSmart mentor Michael Fox has outlined problems with employee share option plans (ESOPs) for start-ups, after being invited to meet with the federal government.
A Melbourne concreter has won an unfair dismissal case against his employer, after the company fired him for allegedly smirking during a conversation reprimanding him for a safety violation.