201412.31

New Year Heralds New Era for Franchising Conduct

From New Year’s Day conduct in the franchising sector will be governed by the Abbott Government’s improved and modernised Franchising Code of Conduct. The new Code heralds a new era for Australian franchising. It will help build confidence across the sector and support informed decision-making to encourage healthy business interactions and best practice. We promised…

201412.28

Cutting Payroll Red Tape

Sunday, 28 December 2014 JOINT PRESS RELEASE The Minister for Small Business, Bruce Billson, and the Assistant Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, today announced that the Government will cut red tape for employers by simplifying tax and superannuation reporting obligations through Single Touch Payroll. Under Single Touch Payroll, employers’ accounting software will automatically report payroll information to…

201412.24

Action Achieved for Australian Small Business

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 The Abbott Government believes small businesses and family enterprise are the economic life blood of the country. Small Business and family enterprise play a key role in supporting growth and economic opportunity and we are committed to see them prosper. Across the Small Business portfolio we are delivering on every single…

201412.24

Small Business and the Productivity Commission Review of the Workplace Relations Framework

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 Small Businesses and family enterprise are the engine room of Australia’s economy. We are committed to supporting Australian workplaces to be positive and productive environments for each of the 97% of Australians involved in small business across our nation. With this commitment at the forefront of our planning, the Government has…

201412.17

Increased ACCC fuel monitoring in action from today

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 A new direction has been issued under section 95ZE of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to monitor the prices, costs and profits relating to the supply of unleaded petroleum products in the petroleum industry in Australia for the next three years. I…

201412.17

Transcript – Interview with Amy Bainbridge, ABC

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 Subjects: Petrol prices, ACCC Fuel Monitoring Report AMY BAINBRIDGE: Petrol prices are plunging but there are still huge variations in what you pay depending on where you live. But moves are afoot to make the market more transparent. Bruce Billson is the minister responsible for competition and consumer affairs. He’s given…