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Why the Federal government urgently needs to install a vaccine passport

From July, multiple countries across the European Union opened up quarantine-free travel to people who are fully immunis...

NSW Premier outlines plan for retail to reopen

Retail stores, as well as gyms, and hospitality venues will be able to open with a one person per four sqm rule once NSW...
consumer law

The ABC of Australian Consumer Law for small business

No two businesses are the same, so it’s in your best interests to understand how consumer law applies to your business s...

Business leaders call on premiers to stick with National Plan

The National Cabinet has agreed to a roadmap which provides a path out of lockdowns, with an easing of restrictions from...
digital payments, least cost routing

ASBFEO welcomes Government support for least cost routing

The Payments System Review revealed the presence of regulatory gaps that need to be plugged to stop small businesses pay...
commissioner, Victorian Small Business Commission

New commissioner to support and promote Victoria’s small businesses

The new commissioner of VSBC will help resolve disputes among Victoria's small businesses, inform them of their rights a...
policy reforms, size, government business, Federal Budget

Majority of small businesses believe Government is not doing enough for them

"The COVID impact to the micro and small business sector has huge future implications as well as causing a year of devas...
deferrals

How to find out your State’s revenue downturn benchmark to access COVID-19 support

Although the application criteria for each support measure differs state-by-state, most business owners must be able to ...

July’s lockdown causes biggest monthly retail sales drop this year

The drop in retail sales was partially offset by online growth across all categories, that was particularly strong in gr...

Small-business owners slam border closures

The NSW/Qld border closure has brought the operations of local businesses to a standstill, with their personnel unable t...