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Stimulus package for SMEs affected by coronavirus

A stimulus package consisting mainly of tax incentives is set to help SMEs continue their operation in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.


Bushfire-hit small businesses to have easier access to funds

Federal government promises to improve the access to grants and loans as such aid has not been reaching many bushfire-hit small businesses.


Prime Minister weighs up bushfire recovery plans

The head of the government’s bushfire recovery agency said the bushfires were having a broader impact on local economies than previous disasters.


Drought plan backlash over water and small-business loans

The Morrison government is facing questions over two key elements of its drought plan – a revamped loan scheme and making water available to grow fo…


Superannuation fees fall for the first time in six years

Superannuation fees drop as funds achieve greater economies of scale due to a growth in the assets they have under management.

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 …

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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 …

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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.”

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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 …


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