Newly elected Australian Greens leader Christine Milne wants to work with “progressive business” to tackle climate change, following the shock resignation of former leader Bob Brown.
Small business lobbyists have used an inaugural business forum to call for regulatory reform, including measuring the impact of regulation on small business.
The number of intellectual property lawsuits being filed by major tech companies could prevent future entrepreneurs from achieving success, according to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
The government’s Small Business Support Line spends most of its time fielding calls about government red tape, according to usage figures provided by the service.
AusIndustry has released guidelines to help businesses understand the registration requirements for the R&D Tax Incentive, including advice on how to complete applications.
Australia’s major banks are pushing for the definition of ordinary working hours to be extended to include Saturday afternoons and all of Sundays.
Employers who fail to obtain employees’ consent when implementing workplace changes could face litigation, according to a workplace law specialist.
Newly elected Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has wasted no time settling into the job, meeting with senior bureaucrats to outline his priorities, including a jobless target of just 4%.
Could you afford it if a customer paid their bills late or went bankrupt? If not, here are five steps you must take to protect your business. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Stevie used to scam small businesses out of their hard earned cash. Luckily, he is now a reformed character and is happy to share his inside knowledge to ensure you don’t get ripped off.
Reports of scams were up 35% in 2011, costing small businesses and consumers $85 million. To make sure your business isn’t next, here are 10 common scams you must be aware of. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
The Reserve Bank is considering a plan to ban businesses from imposing excessive credit card charges on customers, but an expert says the move wouldn’t affect many small businesses.
Retailers, pet groomers and web designers are frequent targets for scams, an academic says, after the competition watchdog revealed more than $85 million was lost in business scams last year.
Small Business Minister Brendan O’Connor tight-lipped on tax ideas for small business, pledges to “advocate strongly” for sector3:11PM | Monday, 19 March 2012 | Madeleine Heffernan
Brendan O'Connor, the newly appointed Small Business Minister, says any Government worth its salt should be providing opportunities to small business.
The Federal Government may consider introducing a new corporate entity specifically for small businesses, which would give them access to some of the benefits that larger companies enjoy.
Small business experts are speculating on the role of the federal small business commissioner, including how it will differ from that of the small business minister and state commissioners.
Shopping centre giant Westfield is reportedly introducing a charge clause in lease agreements for its retailers to offset the costs of the carbon tax, but Prime Minister Julia Gillard has rejected the claim.
Federal Finance Minister Penny Wong is refusing to guarantee the July 1 start date for Labor’s company tax cuts, but Trade Minister Craig Emerson insists the measure will be in the Federal Budget.
The Gillard Government has announced the establishment of a Federal Small Business Commissioner, which it says will act as an advocate for Australian small businesses.
Entrepreneurs are the key to boosting productivity, according to a research paper from the Institute of Public Affairs, but are held back by excessive regulation and taxes.