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Confidence key as western NSW powers ahead

The confidence of country communities and encouragement to think local and shop local were front and centre as Small Business Minister Michael McCormack and Parkes MP Mark Coulton toured Dubbo smal

Small Business Roadshow kicks off in Adelaide

Tax cuts, reductions in red tape and levelling the playing field for small business through fairer competition policy is front and centre in a nationwide roadshow starting today, Small Business Min

Levelling the playing field for Aussie small businesses online

SENSIBLE changes to Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection online were introduced to the Parliament this week as the Turnbull-Joyce Government delivered another 2016-17 Budget measure to boost sma

Indigenous business success central in Closing The Gap

INDIGENOUS Procurement Policy (IPP) has delivered on the Government's targets for Indigenous business procurement and is set to be supercharged, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

Horticulture code strikes right balance

THE Government response to the Horticulture Code of Conduct strikes the right balance and will ensure a range of improvements within Australia’s horticulture sector to support constructive and fair

Consumers king as Country of Origin laws pass Parliament

A KEY commitment to introduce sweeping changes to Australia’s Country of Origin labelling system was delivered last night, as the Turnbull-Joyce Government kept its commitment to Australian consume

Registered Tick of approval for Flying Doctor

AUSTRALIA’S Royal Flying Doctor Service has today been recognised with an Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) Registered Tick, presented by Small Business Minister Michael McC

Small business cyber security in sight on Safer Internet Day

THE Federal Government has urged the millions of Australian small businesses to be proactive about their cyber security and to take advantage of the free resources available.

Darling Downs delivers first of nationwide dairy probe

Dairy producers in Queensland’s Darling Downs will be in focus today, as the first hearing of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Inquiry into the dairy industry gets underw

Carnell report into banking practices released

The Turnbull Government today released the report of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kat

Small business central in Coalition jobs plan

THE Coalition Government’s central focus on jobs has a starring role for small business, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

'Why I want to see small business win more Government contracts', Op‑ed published on SmartCompany

AS Australian Government tenders are advertised, small business should be in the driver’s seat for delivery, writes Small Business Minister Michael McCormack.

New ATO record-keeping tool for sole traders

SOLE traders can get a head start on tax this year with new record-keeping functionality enhancements to myDeductions in the free Australian Taxation Office app, Small Business Minister Mi

'Backing local businesses', Op‑ed published in the Daily Telegraph

Four times as many small businesses are confident about their future compared with those which are worried.

Small business stars in Government procurement stats

ALMOST a third of total Australian Government contracts were won by Australian small businesses in the 2015/16 financial year, AusTender data has confirmed.

Confidence surges in small business

Confidence among Australia’s small and medium enterprises has lifted eight points – to a net balance of plus 46 – in the latest Sensis Business Index (December 2016), confirming the bright

Shining a spotlight on small business payment terms

SMALL business payment terms, times and practices are in the spotlight thanks to an inquiry of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Small Business Minister Michael McCorma


Decorative burners on notice ahead of national ban

ACTING on the advice of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack has issued a national

2017-18 Budget: Submissions now open

Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack today issued an invitation to interested parties to make submissions to the 2017-18 Budget.

Summer safety is simple

SUMMER and the so-called “silly season” can often see safety take a backseat but a simple one-stop-safety-shop for consumers is set to offer important product safety information for consumers this