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2013 Federal Election

In the lead up to the 2013 Federal election, the Australian Government assumes a caretaker role. During this caretaker period Australian Government resources are not to be used to promote or support any political party.

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News and features

Government to strengthen $130bn 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. .

Super 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.

A letter from the Minister 

Small business thrives in Australia because of the inherent Australian desire to "have a go". The Australian Government is delivering policies to ensure small business retains its dynamism and agility.

 

LATEST NEWS

 
Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Keynote address to the Council of Small Business of Australia Summit

Address at the Council of Small Business of Australia summit at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Thursday, 25 July 2013

Minor 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.
Thursday, 25 July 2013

Small 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.
Thursday, 25 July 2013

Government 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.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Government 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.
 

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