4:08PM | Tuesday, 10 April 2012 | The government’s Small Business Support Line spends most of its time fielding calls about government red tape, according to usage figures provided by the service.
11:48PM | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 | Small business owners’ ire with the Federal Government has soared to a three-year high, according to a MYOB report, with more than half of Australian SMEs now dissatisfied.
11:19PM | Monday, 21 November 2011 | Business groups have called for an independent review of Australia’s Fair Work laws, preferably conducted by the Productivity Commission.
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.
10:39PM | Thursday, 27 October 2011 | The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is urging government leaders to adopt a four-point action plan to support SMEs, as business confidence hits a three-year low.
10:26PM | Friday, 21 October 2011 | Australia remains one of the easiest places in the world to start a business, although conditions have worsened in the past two years, according to a new World Bank report.
10:24PM | Wednesday, 19 October 2011 | Eighty percent of entrepreneurs believe governments should improve access to funding, a new report reveals, while 70% say students should follow specific entrepreneurial training.
9:08PM | Friday, 30 September 2011 | The peak industry body for small businesses says it will lobby hard at next week’s Tax Summit for the removal of red tape, especially surrounding superannuation and paid parental leave.
9:19PM | Wednesday, 28 September 2011 | The average business spends nearly 4% of its annual expenditure complying with regulation and one-third of businesses say the level of red tape hinders willingness to take on more employees, a survey has found.
9:53PM | Wednesday, 14 September 2011 | Restaurants and cafes may no longer be compelled to display separate menus for days when surcharges are applied, typically Sundays and public holidays, after the Federal Government took on a Productivity Commission recommendation that the requirement was burdensome.