8:17PM | Thursday, 9 August 2012 | The peak small business group is calling for changes to workplace rules that would see award rates determined by the size of a business rather than the industry it is in.
8:16PM | Friday, 3 August 2012 | Small businesses remain “shackled” by unfair dismissal laws, according to a major employer group, following yesterday’s release of a review into the Fair Work industrial relations system.
7:35PM | Tuesday, 17 July 2012 | The Queensland Government’s decision to scrap its business commissioner role is a “backward step”, according to small business lobbyist Peter Strong.
6:03PM | Tuesday, 12 June 2012 | Business conditions are at their weakest level in three years, according to the NAB Monthly Business Survey, with pressure mounting on the Federal Government to offer some relief.
6:01PM | Thursday, 7 June 2012 | Gross domestic product grew by a surprising 1.3% in the March quarter, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, but not all sectors are contributing to the growth.
6:22PM | Monday, 4 June 2012 | Many entrepreneurs plan or even launch their next venture before they leave their old job. However, non-disclosure agreements and workplace codes of conduct can make moonlighting legally risky. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
5:44AM | Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | Business and industry groups have welcomed the Federal Budget’s return to surplus but have questioned Treasurer Wayne Swan’s long-term vision for enterprise, with the decision to dump the promised company tax cut provoking ire.
5:37PM | Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | A roundtable hosted by the Council of Small Business of Australia and The Tax Institute has prompted calls for next week’s Budget to include a $30 million tax break for small business.
4:38PM | Friday, 27 April 2012 | The Council of Small Business of Australia and The Tax Institute will hold a round table in May, with the aim of clarifying the definition of small business for tax purposes and legal matters.
4:29PM | Thursday, 12 April 2012 | Small business lobbyists have used an inaugural business forum to call for regulatory reform, including measuring the impact of regulation on small business.