4:20PM | Monday, 30 April 2012 | The reputation of the Federal Labor Government among businesses continues to falter, new figures show, as Prime Minister Julia Gillard attempts to cuts her losses over the Craig Thomson and Peter Slipper controversies.
4:12AM | Friday, 20 April 2012 | Federal finance minister Penny Wong has denied that the Prime Minister is putting pressure on the Reserve Bank to cut rates, insisting that the Government’s focus is returning Australia to surplus.
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.
3:05AM | Tuesday, 27 March 2012 | Liberal premiers are working to take control of the Federal-state agenda to overcome obstacles in the Gillard Government’s process, and pursue new reforms following the election of Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.
3:18AM | Friday, 23 March 2012 | Car industry bodies have insisted that other businesses will benefit from the Federal Government’s latest handout to the ailing sector.
3:53PM | Monday, 19 March 2012 | Prime Minister Julia Gillard has unveiled a $9 billion package aimed at overhauling trade training and addressing skills shortages.
3:41PM | Thursday, 15 March 2012 | 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.
3:23AM | Wednesday, 7 March 2012 | The Gillard government has set up a formal advisory group that will analyse the amount of red tape that small businesses have to deal with.
2:53PM | Tuesday, 28 February 2012 | Kevin Rudd’s leadership challenge and the discussion that has been generated by it provide some important lessons for start-ups. BY MICHAEL FOX.
2:29AM | Monday, 27 February 2012 | Julia Gillard has retained her position as prime minister, defeating bitter rival Kevin Rudd 71-31 in a Labor caucus vote, with business groups urging the government to return its focus to “real” issues.