THE NEWS WRAP: ASIC to slash 80 jobs in its investigation unit

3:10AM | Monday, 28 March 2011 |  Around 80 jobs will be cut at corporate regulator the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, mostly in its investigation unit.

THE NEWS WRAP: Federal Government to revamp its apprenticeship scheme

2:19AM | Tuesday, 22 February 2011 |  The Federal Government is to revamp its apprenticeship scheme after a report found that it was failing to solve skills shortages for businesses.

Retail Coalition campaign revs up

1:18PM | Monday, 17 January 2011 |  The Retail Coalition is to issue documents to ASIC to incorporate its activities, enabling it to hire staff and ramp up its campaign to remove the GST tax-free threshold for goods bought online.

THE NEWS WRAP: Business insolvencies remained stable during October

12:09AM | Tuesday, 14 December 2010 |  Business insolvencies remained stable during October, despite rising interest rates and the strength of the Australian dollar.

THE NEWS WRAP: Qantas fined $12 million by the European Commission

11:10AM | Thursday, 11 November 2010 |  Qantas penalised for coordinating prices with other airlines, although the fine was smaller than expected.

Australia ranked second in the world for start-ups

11:00AM | Thursday, 11 November 2010 |  A new study reveals Australia is the second easiest place in the world to start up a business.

Christmas cashflow woe could haunt start-ups

11:48PM | Monday, 8 November 2010 |  Industry experts say start-ups need to combat a Christmas cashflow crunch despite a five-month low in insolvencies.

ACCC's top tips for dodging telco scammers

11:00AM | Wednesday, 3 November 2010 |  ‘Free equipment’ deals leave small businesses lumbered with expensive lease agreements.

THE NEWS WRAP: Julia Gillard promises cut in the company tax rate

10:13AM | Wednesday, 13 October 2010 |  Julia Gillard has promised small businesses that tax relief is on the way with a cut in the company tax rate.