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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.
travel businesses

Consumers urged to patronise Aussie travel businesses

The call was made in light of the recent Federal Court decision to fine Trivago $44.7 million for misleading consumers a...
nano business, isolation

Easing of isolation rules in Vic, NSW to help ease staff shortages among retailers

It is expected that with the new rules, isolation will no longer be required for household contacts of COVID-positive in...

Penalties issued to underpaying former childcare operator

The operator failed to comply with three Compliance Notices which required the backpayment of entitlements to 38 workers...
industry 4.0

Budget lacks creative solutions to deal with the skills shortage

We can't afford to wait for apprentices to finish their training or expect small businesses to pick up the heavy costs o...
burger chain, restaurant, eateries

Surprise audits on Melbourne eateries for workplace compliance

Inspectors are looking at possible workplace violations such as underpayments and the employment of vulnerable workers l...