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Small businesses blindsided by proposed changes in Fair Work Amendment Bill

The FCA are stressing that small businesses need to focus on post-COVID recovery and cannot afford to be weighed down by...
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Expansion of unfair contract terms laws welcomed

Maximum penalties for companies that breach the provisions of the newly-passed legislation increased to the greater of $...

Five diary dates every small business should pay attention to this quarter

The next couple of months promises to be both a busy and instructive time for small businesses.
NDIS

Why red tape needs to be cut from the Franchise Code of Conduct

The proposed new reporting requirements potentially allow franchisors less time to work on business development and to s...
lifeline

Did Jim’s 2022-23 Budget hit the mark for small business?

If we can deliver cheap energy, and Australia has an abundance of it, then small- and medium-sized businesses will have ...
Federal budget

Budget’s focus on social reforms welcomed by retailers

The budget has allocated $135.5 million over four years to develop domestic manufacturing capabilities and skills, inclu...
deferrals

Small-business support vital for economic growth

"Upskilling the workforce and the confident and decisive use of digital business tools is at the crux of boosting produc...

ASBFEO welcomes funding free mental health and financial counselling

Beyond Blue's New Access for Small Business Owners program offers free one-on-one telehealth sessions with specially tra...

What does the wellbeing budget mean for small business?

For ambitious small businesses to not only survive, but thrive, it makes good business sense to be innovative and authen...
Canberra Parliament

ASBFEO welcomes legislation on unfair contract terms and anti-competitive behaviour

The ASBFEO has lauded the efforts of the government in making true to their election commitments on unfair contracts and...