The Australian Government has today released the mandatory port access code of conduct for bulk wheat exports, which will assist farmers and exporters to access the infrastructure that del
The Abbott Government has passed legislation to increase compliance and reduce disputes in the Franchise sector with franchisors and franchisees who breach the new Franchising Code of Conduct facin
Growing Australia’s small business exports will be top of the agenda during meetings in Singapore and China to be led by Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson this week.
The Abbott Government welcomes the constructive work of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the regulatory taskforce in reaching an agreement on the recall of electrica
A new way for small businesses to interact with the Commonwealth is set to be established to make it easier for the sector to access assistance.
Consumer prices rose by 0.5 per cent in the June quarter, according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics this morning.
The Abbott Government has moved to give the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) more powers to allow it to apply fines to businesses which breach prescribed industry codes.
Australian and international SME leaders have recommended entrepreneurship should be integrated into the G20 target to boost growth by 2 per cent over the next five years.
Minister for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz, said the Fair Work Ombudsman's Small Business helpline, a Coalition Government election commitment, has received more than 100,000 calls since it was es
A new precinct that will boost research standards and help address national science skills shortages was officially opened at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.
Indigenous job seekers and small businesses will benefit from a new vocation and training centre in Melbourne which will provide 250 guaranteed jobs for Indigenous Australians who complete the nece
A new era for industry development in Australia has begun today, focussing on new investment, jobs growth, and new opportunities for Australian entrepreneurs.
Small businesses in a dispute are set to benefit from the launch today of Dispute Support, a new online dispute resolution information and referral tool.
The Abbott Government will reduce compliance costs for taxpayers by $56 million a year by making changes to the way tax obligations are met and reported.
Australian State and Territory Ministers have thrown their support behind an extension of unfair contract term protections to small business at a meeting today in Cairns.
Businesses of all sizes and the not-for-profit sector are one step closer to securing $48 million in red-tape savings after the Federal Government successfully passed the Paid Parental Leave Am
The number of invoices paid on time to small business by Commonwealth departments and agencies declined slightly in the 2012-13 financial year as revealed in the Australian Government Payments to S
The Minister for Small Business, the Hon Bruce Billson, and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash are encouraging the community to celebrate brilliant
The Federal Government has moved on its election commitment to extend unfair contract term protections from consumers to small businesses, releasing a discussion paper with state and territory c
A new unit will be set up to provide specialist advice on contracts and to ensure small businesses are not disadvantaged as part of Commonwealth Departments tendering and procurement processes.