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01 Jul 2022 Media Releases

Changes to Commonwealth procurement rules that take effect today will create more opportunities for small business to win…

29 Jun 2022 Media Releases

An increase in the national wage and higher superannuation payments are among a raft of changes starting on July 1 that small and family…

27 Jun 2022 Media Releases

Bruce Billson, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, is calling on the community to join him today in saying a big thank you to the women and men running our small and family businesses.

09 Jun 2022 News

Australian small businesses can now register a domain name of .au, allowing the .com,.net or .org to be dropped from your internet address (this means can become

14 Apr 2022 Media Releases

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has urged consumers to consciously spend with small and family businesses this weekend, amid predictions of a bumper Easter.

14 Apr 2022 Case study

It takes quite the chocolatier to create all the magic of Easter – without the bunny.

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Updates from the world of small & family business

30 Jun 2022 News

There were 480,000 job vacancies in May 2022, 58,000 more than in February 2022, and more than double the vacancies in February 2020 (227,000), according to new seasonally adjusted figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

30 Jun 2022 News

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) anticipates that COVID-19 will continue to impact the income and deductions taxpayers will be reporting this tax time.

Assistant Commissioner Tim Loh explains “We know that many have faced significant…

29 Jun 2022 News

In Mackay to see first-hand the difference the State Budget’s $39 million small business investment will make to local businesses, Minister for Employment and Small Business Di Farmer said the Palaszczuk Government was focussed on delivering good jobs…

Success stories from the world of small & family business

25 Jan 2022

From day one, The Dawg Studio has been a labour of puppy love for Hilde and Sarah.

19 Jul 2021
The past 18 months hasn’t been a pretty picture for many small businesses.
28 May 2021
Kunwinjku Fine Art’s creations are history in the making.