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Minimum wage boost may push some retailers over the edge, says ARA

Dominique Lamb, National Retail Association CEO, expressed concern, describing the increase as "completely out of touch"...

Struggling SMEs likely to feel more pressure from minimum wage increase

Many SMEs are reeling from chronic staff shortages, record inflation and rising costs so will struggle to handle the bur...
retailers, zero emissions, net-zero

Now the election is over, how is your PESTLE looking?

Post election the environment will increasingly become the number one, big-ticket item for every SME owner and manager t...

NSW retailers using single-use plastic bags to face fines from next week

Rinse-off personal care products containing plastic microbeads will also be banned, as will any 'compostable' plastic or...
Canberra Parliament

Retailers urge new government to keep their promises

The Australian Retail Association say that CBD retailers and small businesses require a high level of targeted governmen...

Retail workers are struggling with high cost of living: union

Four out of five retail, fast food and warehouse workers surveyed said that the rising cost of living is putting pressur...
Australia elections

Compliance and digitisation key to SME support in the Federal Election

While 71 per cent of SMEs think there will be a change in government at the upcoming election, they are mixed on what th...
Australia federal election, election issues

SMEs still undecided as polls draw near

A new ScotPac survey reveals that while majority of medium-sized enterprises favour Coalition policies, smaller business...

Five minutes with…The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Recovery is from the 2022 floods is expected to be lengthy and take a heavy toll on small-business owners, their staff a...
ABN

ATO warns of scam websites offering fake TFNs and ABNs

Unlike what is being offered by scam websites ABNs and TFNs are provided free of charge by the ABR and ATO respectively.