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Ombudsman supports amnesty on superannuation

24 May 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, says we support the amnesty to tackle non-payment of workers’ superannuation.

“Small businesses, as a rule, are good with their compliance in this area - 95% are already doing the right thing,” Ms Carnell said.

“The amnesty provides an opportunity for small business owners who are behind with their superannuation obligations to pay what they owe.”

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Construction industry needs to build trust for subcontractors

22 May 2018
A comprehensive review of the security of payment laws in the building and construction industry reveals more protection is needed for subcontractors.
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Good wine and 29,000 vines

It doesn’t get much better than sitting amongst the vines drinking good wine and eating delicious wood-fired pizzas. You can do just that at Four Winds Vineyard – a 33 acre winery with a cellar door on site – located to the north of Canberra, just east of Murrumbateman, NSW.
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Taking water bottles to the Oscars

It was a conversation at 5am one morning that changed everything. The day before, Jesse Leeworthy had pitched an idea to lifelong friend Jonathan Byrt over Skype for a new type of reusable water bottle that he believed could lure consumers away from single-use bottles.
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Bathroom accessories with a difference

Saul and Josh Cockburn gave up their full time jobs in law and advertising, and sold the unit they shared together, to turn their unique business idea into a reality.
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