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04 Aug 2022 News

The Cradle Coast Authority has attracted Australia’s leading regional economic development conference to Devonport and secured a diverse range of local and interstate practitioners and thought leaders to discuss solutions to some of regional Australia’…

29 Jul 2022 News

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is supporting Tasmania’s 39,000 small businesses to create jobs and stimulate the economy to deliver growth.

Local businesses can now apply to receive financial and business advice through round two of the…

28 Jul 2022 News

Primary producers will have the opportunity to provide feedback on a NSW Government plan to safeguard the State’s $21 billion food and fibre industry, as part of an upgraded biosecurity strategy.

28 Jul 2022 News

Australian retail sales remained at record levels in June with $34.2 billion spent in stores and online – an increase of 12% on a year ago and up 0.2% compared to May 2022, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

27 Jul 2022 News

Federal Labor Government to introduce new legislation to strengthen protections for small business against unfair contract terms Changes complement WA Government small business safeguards including new Security of Payment Act for construction…

27 Jul 2022 News

New numbers show inflation has increased 6.1 per cent over the past year and highlight the difficult circumstances facing Australian workers and families.

This high and rising inflation is not surprising but it is still confronting.

27 Jul 2022 News

More than 1000 Queensland small businesses will receive grants of $5000 to get their ‘business basics’ on track by investing in areas such as website development, marketing plans or business coaching.

27 Jul 2022 News

Key statistics

  • The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.8% this quarter.

  • Over the twelve months to the June 2022 quarter, the CPI rose 6.1%.

  • The most significant price…

26 Jul 2022 Media Releases

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has welcomed the Albanese Government’s move to introduce legislation to ban unfair contract terms for small businesses. 

26 Jul 2022 News

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) today announced the appointment of outgoing ACCC Deputy Chair Ms Delia Rickard to its board. Her appointment, for three years, is effective from 1 August 2022.