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IR reforms crucial for the economy: Ombudsman

“Small businesses are telling us they don’t want to hire new staff because the IR system is far too complex to navigate.”


Queensland agribusinesses targeted in FWO compliance activity

FWO inspectors are doing follow-up checks in Moreton Bay as the area saw the third highest total of recoveries after last year’s Harvest Trail Inquiry…

non-bank lending

SMEs turning to non-banks ahead of their main bank to fund growth

For the first time, SMEs are more likely to use a non-bank option instead of their main bank to fund their future growth plans.

red tape, burdened

Don’t let the red tape and admin burden crush you

Shipping and mailing is a big area in which small businesses can reduce the burden caused by red tape and unnecessary admin work.

ASBFEO welcomes proposed extension of super amnesty

Government’s proposal to extend the amnesty that encourages employers to catch-up on paying superannuation entitlements to staff welcomed by ASBFEO.


The Ironing Shop franchisee in court for underpayments

The franchisee of an ironing services provider allegedly paid an employee only $8 p/h and breached various workplace laws.


Label preferences of consumers revealed

Recent research reveals what artisan food and beverage producers need to consider with regards to the label of the products.

STP, Small business payroll advice, single touch payroll, payroll process, employers, opportunity

Small businesses reminded to move to Single Touch Payroll

Small businesses are reminded to ready their systems for Single Touch Payroll ahead of the 30 September start date that has been imposed.

Late payments to Aussie small businesses improve

A recent study noted a 2.5-day decline in late payments across Australia, which is seen as a a “measurable, positive effect.”

family businesses

National Family Business Day 2019 celebrates the “heartbeat” of Australian business

Family businesses are recognised as the heartbeat of Australian commerce, providing considerable investment and employment opportunities.


SME finalists announced in sustainability awards

The Premier’s Sustainability Awards is one of Victoria’s major sustainability programs which honors those who advocate environmental awareness.


Indigenous Business Month forms partnership for 2019 awards

Indigenous Business Month has partnered with CGU Insurance to hand awards to the selected indigenous SME owners or operators.

cafe franchisees, franchisee, compliance

Coffee Club franchisee in court for underpayments

The cafe franchisee is facing allegations of underpayments and providing false records to inspectors, meriting possible penalties.

importers, delivery

FedEx remote pickup service promises faster response to SME importers

With FedEx’s new offering, SME importers are promised response times as few as two hours for remote pickup requests of the goods they are importing.

Deregulation seen as good for small businesses

The ASBFEO is supporting the call of many Australian small businesses for lesser red tape and some added deregulation to help foster growth.


Gig economy small-business couriers now covered for dispute resolution

The driver contractors act in Victoria has been amended to include couriers and other contractors employed through third-party platforms.


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