10:28AM | Wednesday, 7 October 2015 | Startup accelerators like the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Accelerator Program are going to be the source of many jobs for Australians, says Bill Shorten.
7:03PM | Monday, 27 July 2015 | Labor has committed to establishing an advisory board for entrepreneurial issues as part of a series of commitments on startups and innovation.
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.