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25/07/2013Small businesses to gain access to the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal
Small businesses will now have greater access to dispute resolution for resolving complaints against APRA-regulated superannuation funds.

25/07/2013Government welcomes bi-partisan support for franchising reform
Federal Minister for Small Business Gary Gray today welcomed the Coalition's support for the government's recently announced franchising reforms.

25/07/2013Minor amendments to the Tobacco Information Standard
Minor amendments to the Competition and Consumer (Tobacco) Information Standard 2011 to remove the obligation on retailers to rotate the health warnings on tobacco products come into force tomorrow.

24/07/2013Government to strengthen $130 billion franchising sector
The Australian Government today moved to strengthen and improve Australia’s $130 billion Franchising Sector by responding to the 2013 Independent Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct.

24/07/2013New protocol to tackle business late payments
The Australian Government will consult businesses on a new approach to improving small business cash flow and strengthen business relationships.

24/07/2013E-Resource for small business updated
The Australian Government today launched a new version of its highly popular E-resource kit for small businesses at the Small Business Forum in Brisbane.

11/07/2013Robust response to Franchising Code consultations
The strong response to the consultation process conducted on the recent independent review of the Franchising Code of Conduct demonstrates a healthy engagement by businesses and people with an interest in the franchising sector.

10/07/2013Super milestone for small business owners
The Federal Government’s Small Business Superannuation Clearing House has now distributed more than $1 billion in superannuation payments on behalf of small business owners across the country.

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