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Government Policies Archives

extreme weather

Small-business natural disaster preparedness inquiry launched

A Royal Commission reported that state and territory governments should continue to deliver, evaluate and improve progra...

Customers urged to be more considerate in their reviews of small businesses

The ASBFEO says that negative online reviews can be devastating for a small business, particularly those that are strugg...

Isolation rules lifted for critical industries

In order to prevent further 'virus explosions' in the essential workplace, the TWU wants transport workers to access fre...
psychologically

Funding boost for small-business mental health program

Beyond Blue’s New Access for Small Business Owners program will continue to offer free one-on-one telehealth sessions be...
diversity, people with disabilities,, inclusive

Employing workers with disabilities is easy and cost-effective with government aid

Not all disabilities require much extra consideration from employers, quite often it’s simply a matter of providing a sa...

ACCC ready to “name and shame” retailers over rapid antigen prices

Professional Pharmacists Australia is calling on the Federal Government to act urgently and provide the tests free to al...

Australia-UK trade agreement a big step on the road to recovery: Business Council

The trade agreement will offer Australians comprehensive tariff-free and mostly quota-free market access to the fifth la...
recovery, relief package, financial measures, funding, commercial brokers

Government’s loan scheme extended to help small businesses’ recovery

With the Government guaranteeing 50 per cent of loans secured under the scheme, it is hoped that the program will increa...

Victorian retail sees a spike in customer abuse

Since last Friday, Victorian retail workers have been physically assaulted and had shopping trolleys "thrown" at them, a...
local government

Small business needs to make sure they are heard by local government

There is no point if, as a small-business community, we complain that government doesn’t care about us but then don’t pa...