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Gillard pledges $1 billion in support for Australian business

Australian SMBs are expected to thrive and grow as part of the Government’s new $1 billion A Plan for Australian Jobs package.

Federal election date announced

Prime Minister Julia Gillard, in a surprise announcement, has released the date of the next Federal election.

Industry veteran argues small business cabinet seat is token move

The decision to give small business cabinet-level representation in Federal Parliament is nothing more than a token appointment, according to Servcorp COO Marcus Moufarrige.

Brendan O’Connor named new Minister for Small Business

Julia Gillard has named Brendan O’Connor as new the Minister for Small Business, with the portfolio getting a boost to the federal cabinet for the first time after last Monday’s leadership ballot led to a cabinet reshuffle.

Lessons in leadership from Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard may have retained the Prime Ministership in this week’s leadership ballot, but business experts say women with leadership aspirations can take away some valuable lessons about what not to do when it comes to leading from the PM’s time in office.

Julia Gillard wins leadership ballot

Julia Gillard has won this morning's Labor leadership ballot 71 votes to 31, demonstrating she has the majority support of the Caucus. Kevin Rudd has confirmed he'll move to the backbench and remain as Member for Griffith.

Federal government unpopularity with SMEs grows

Local business owners’ dissatisfaction with the Federal Government has reached highs not seen since 2008, as they call for immediate action on five key areas.

Plan for business emergencies with new iPad app

The federal government has launched its first iPad app for businesses, designed to give SMB owners access to emergency planning information anytime, anywhere.

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.


Australia facing its worst economic contraction in history

The ABS confirmed Australia’s first recession since 1990 after recording two consecutive quarters of economic decline. After being hammered by the pandemic, bushfires and drought,...

Let’s Talk: Investing to Succeed

Figuring out where to best invest your time and money is a difficult task. As businesses scale, leaders’ daily tasks become more and more...

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment offered to Victorian workers living in NSW or SA

People who live in New South Wales and South Australia but work in Victoria are now eligible for a $1,500 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment...

Afterpay doubles revenue and partners with Worldpay to go global

Despite the global economic slow-down, the shift to online spending and move from traditional forms of credit have boosted Afterpay’s position domestically and internationally. Afterpay...