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Treasurer to unveil $2 billion small business finance fund

Small business finance will receive a $2 billion boost over the coming years through a new Australian Business Securitisation Fund.

Nationals call for drought support for regional small businesses

Farmers will soon feel some relief after drought support legislation cleared parliament last week.

Small business tax cuts could be closer

In light of the dumping of the plan to slash taxes for bigger companies the government is looking at bringing forward already legislated tax cuts for …

energy retailers

Small businesses “don’t trust” energy companies

A new report reveals rising energy prices are having a negative impact across the small business sector as they make it harder for SMEs to keep their …

Fair pay

Unions slam penalty rates cuts cut

“The last thing we need is for some of our hardest-working, lowest-paid workers to be dealt out penalty rates pay cuts.”

payment, payments

South Australia shows the way on payroll tax

3200 SA businesses with taxable payrolls of up to $1.5 million will be exempt from payroll tax under new legislation passed this week.

Royal Commission lawyers against more SME regulation

The royal commission has to date received more than 630 public submissions about small and medium-size enterprises.

ABC stands by investigation into ATO “targeting” small businesses

The ABC and Fairfax conducted a joint investigation into whistleblower allegations that small business and individuals have been targeted by the ATO t…

Banking Royal Commission turns to small business loans

The Royal Commission is expected to hear about small-business owners who have been wronged by banks during a two-week public hearing beginning today.

Small Businesses’ high expectations of Royal Commission

“The Royal Commission provides the opportunity to highlight the devastating consequences for small businesses when banks use their significant power u…

Wages growth to pick-up this year: PM

The government expects a smaller than anticipated budget deficit means they can take measures to boost the economy that will in turn kick-start wages …

New bankruptcy rules under consideration

The new Bankruptcy Act will ensure that small-business owners and entrepreneurs are not “aced out” of the game for taking risks and failing.

income tax cut

Small business joins its “big brother” in call for tax cuts for all

A report warns that Australia’s 30 per cent tax rate will become the third highest among developed countries if action is not taken to reduce it.

income tax cut

Cut small business tax to save jobs: CCI

Peak industry body believes tax hikes will be passed on through the supply chain to SMEs already struggling from the downturn in WA’s economy.

Small business shows its charitable side

Small business shows its charitable side

SMEs donated a total of $8.5 billion to charity in 2016.


Updated payslip reporting needed to address $billions in unpaid super

Non-compliance with superannuation guarantee obligations are costing workers billions of dollars in lost super.


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