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01 October 2019

Justice should not be just for big business

Further changes to unfair contract laws are hopefully around the corner for small business owners.

12 August 2019

It pays to keep on top of wages

Accessing the free advisory services available from state and federal governments can help small business owners avoid the costly mistakes others have made when it comes to wages and underpayments.

10 June 2019

A lottery win for small businesses

The Western Australian Government has announced a suite of initiatives to help newsagents and lottery retailers, including an increase in the commissions they receive for selling Lotterywest products.

03 April 2019

A fair go for franchisees

The SBDC welcomes suggested reforms in franchising.

17 October 2018

Combating illegal phoenix activity

National campaign targets illegal phoenix activity: business registers to be modernised and Director Identification Numbers introduced.

19 September 2018

Small business and Single Touch Payroll

I am pleased to see that the ATO has recognised the potential impact of the STP initiative on small and micro businesses; and are considering extending the transition period, as well as, including alternate reporting mechanisms.

31 August 2018

Stirling's initiatives to support small business

I recently attended the City of Stirling’s Mayoral Business Breakfast held at the City’s Reception Hall.

23 August 2018

Initiative eases pain of construction works

The SBDC has worked with government agencies to encourage adoption of best practices that minimise construction impacts on small businesses.

19 July 2018

New hotline to combat illegal phoenixing activity

Small Business Commissioner David Eaton explains how the new phoenixing hotline is a step in the right direction to assist small business owners.

05 April 2018

Unfair contract terms: a win for small business

In a bid to protect small business from unfair contracts, the ACCC has been active in its pursuit of breaches of Unfair Contact Term laws, and has recently taken action against ATM provider Cardtronics.

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