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Carbon tax to become law, business unhappy

The Gillard Government’s carbon tax legislation has passed through Parliament, making it certain a tax of $23 per tonne of carbon on the country’s 500 worst polluters will begin in 2012, and businesses aren’t happy.

Carbon Tax passes through lower house

"It's been a difficult debate but the debate is now concluded," Prime Minister Julia Gillard said yesterday as the climate change bills were passed in the lower house of Parliament.

Retailers pessimistic about carbon tax

Retailers remain concerned about the impact of the carbon tax, with a survey revealing 83 percent expect the tax will mean consumers spend less and an even larger number reporting it will have a negative impact on profitability.

Convenience industry calls carbon tax an “inconvenience”

Although Julia Gillard detailed small business exemptions when she announced the carbon price on Sunday, convenience stores say the tax will mean they’ll be faced with greater costs – either to be passed on to consumers or absorbed at the expense of profitability.

COSBOA calls on SMBs for carbon tax response

COSBOA is asking small businesses to provide information about how the carbon tax is likely to impact them, after people expressed disappointment it didn’t attack the carbon price scheme Julia Gillard announced on Sunday.

COSBOA weighs in on Carbon Tax

In the wake of yesterday’s Carbon Tax announcement, the Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) has said it will do its best to ensure the scheme doesn’t disadvantage small business owners in time or cost.

Pressure to delay emissions trading scheme

The Australian Industry Group has called for the Federal Government to delay the commencement of the 2010 carbon emissions trading scheme (ETS) due to...

Doubt about emissions trading scheme for businesses

First maternity leave, now the Federal Government’s emissions trading (ETS) is under threat with business association the Australian Industry Group (AIG) calling for postponement...

Carbon Management For SMEs

There has been much hype surrounding climate change and emissions trading schemes. But what does carbon management mean for SME owners and how can...


Why is Australia seeing fewer female CEOs?

Fewer women are running the country’s top 200 ASX-listed companies in 2020 compared to the last four years, according to the Chief...

Coronanomics – What we’ve learnt about the economics of COVID-19

If trade bought prosperity to all corners of the world, then COVID-19 is showing the dark side of an interdependent world.

Should you incorporate an AI strategy into your business?

With both government and companies eagerly adopting artificial intelligence (AI) strategies, we explore how AI could also streamline and scale your business....

‘A 10,000 per cent increase in page views in 2 weeks’: how to scale up in a crisis

As a telehealth provider, Coviu experienced a sudden surge in customer demand during the pandemic. Their website saw a 10,000 per cent...

Unemployment rate drops, defying forecasts

Official ABS figures released today show that the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.8 per cent in August, down from 7.5 per...

Qantas disrupts financial services industry with SME business loans

Qantas will start referring business frequent flyers to lending platform Valiant Finance. This partnership helps Qantas members access working capital, asset finance...

Employees willing to salary sacrifice for flexible working: Research

Research from payroll and HR software solutions provider, Ascender, shows that more than one in three (37 per cent) of Australians are...

Let’s Talk: The Right Reasons

A strong story behind a business's inception can have a powerful effect on customers. Customers may identify with a founder's back story...