2:54PM | Thursday, 14 February 2013 | The federal government has backed down on draft legislation which proposed regulating small business credit after criticism it would make it harder for small business to get funding.
10:47PM | Monday, 15 October 2012 | Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten today offered limited relief on unfair dismissal laws to business but the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the reforms are unlikely to go far enough.
6:43PM | Friday, 15 June 2012 | The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched a campaign for mature-wage workers alongside Business SA, as statistics show older workers are increasingly overlooked.
3:18PM | Wednesday, 7 March 2012 | Employers will face a three-pronged pay push in coming months as unions seek pay increases for adult apprentices and other workers, while junior retail workers could also receive a pay rise.
12:04PM | Friday, 9 December 2011 | A retail group has accused the government of failing to stand up for Australian retailers, after deciding to refer the recommendations of a Productivity Commission report to another taskforce.
11:29PM | Thursday, 3 November 2011 | The Federal Government says a new superannuation scheme will be simpler and cheaper to use, potentially easing the burden of red tape faced by small business owners.
7:56PM | Thursday, 21 July 2011 | The Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia says it supports moves to decrease the tax-free threshold for online purchases.
6:47PM | Tuesday, 7 June 2011 | The ATO has dealt a blow to the Coalition, claiming its plan to cut small business expenses would cost taxpayers more than $250 million over four years.
5:20PM | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | Company directors who fail to lodge their tax returns on time could become personally liable for the debts under a Federal budget change.
5:53PM | Thursday, 12 May 2011 | The Federal Opposition says small businesses have been shortchanged by the Federal budget, arguing start-ups and the self-employed will lose out over the scrapping of the Entrepreneurs’ Tax Offset.