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Committee endorses visa worker levy but Kate Carnell warns of angst for small businesses

A Senate committee has deemed it ‘wholly appropriate’ that employers pay a levy to access overseas workers; however, the Australian Small Business and Family...

The Crossroads Report: poor access to global talent but it’s not all bad news for startups

Although it’s becoming easier for startups to raise capital in Australia, high-growth companies are hamstrung by a shallow pool of global talent, warned Alex...

Competition reforms introduced to improve the bargaining power of small business

Competition reforms tabled in Federal Parliament this week backs small businesses to grow, innovate and create more jobs, according to Small Business Minister Michael...

NSW WorkCover changes: what they mean for you

Several reforms to the NSW WorkCover scheme, designed to reduce the administrative burden on the state’s small business owners, will come into effect on 30 June this year.

Banking reform package “a good step towards more bank competition”

Credit unions and building societies have welcomed the Federal Government's banking reform package as "a good step towards more bank competition".

Rob Oakeshott’s tax reform plan with Julia Gillard wins support

Rob Oakeshott's crusade for tax reform with Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been welcomed by the Taxation Institute of Australia as the Institute congratulated Prime Minister Julia Gillard on her election win.

Oakeshott’s tax reform agenda welcomed by NIA

The National Institute of Accountants (NIA) have welcomed Independent MP Rob Oakeshott’s proposal of a summit to address tax reform in Australia.

Credit card reforms slammed by bankers

The Australian Bankers Association has strongly criticised Labor's "Fairer, Simpler Banking" policy on credit cards unveiled by Julia Gillard, Wayne Swan and Chris Bowen.

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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...