Extra energy savings for drought-affected small businesses

  • December 2, 2019
  • FENCiT
Farms and small businesses in drought affected areas will receive much needed Government support to reduce their energy costs and improve energy efficiency as part of the Business Energy Advice...

Boost to infrastructure spending will create jobs and stimulate activity…

  • November 27, 2019
  • FENCiT
“Ai Group welcomes reports that the federal government will boost infrastructure spending over the next few years. Extra infrastructure work will create new jobs and will lift demand for the...

Ombudsman calls for better protections of employee wages

  • November 21, 2019
  • FENCiT
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is calling on the federal government to make it easier for hard-working Australians’ wages and entitlements to be calculated correctly...

Business Growth Program

  • November 18, 2019
  • FENCiT
A great opportunity for South East Queensland businesses to take advantage of a program fully funded by the Queensland Government* in partnership with TAFE Queensland. The Business Growth Program focuses...

Shifting the dial on micro-economic reform

  • November 14, 2019
  • FENCiT
The Property Council has welcomed the renewed focus from the federal government on ways to boost productivity through better collaboration with states and territories on micro-economic reform opportunities. “Doing things...

Opportunities & challenges in Aussie farming

  • November 1, 2019
  • FENCiT
The value of farm production is forecast to fall by 5 per cent in 2019–20 to $59 billion, according to the latest Agricultural Commodities report. ABARES' Chief Commodity Analyst Peter...

Ombudsman launches Insolvency Practices Inquiry

  • October 22, 2019
  • FENCiT
There will be a new inquiry into the insolvency system, to investigate if current insolvency practices achieve the best possible outcome for small and family businesses in financial trouble. The...

Greater protection for sub-contractors

  • October 22, 2019
  • FENCiT
In NSW new laws begin on the 21st October 2019 that are designed to offer greater protection to sub-contractors. Introducing the laws will increase transparency of payments and encourage cash...

Getting small business back on track across Queensland

  • October 21, 2019
  • FENCiT
Small businesses hit by monsoonal flooding in northern Queensland earlier in 2019 will get free mentoring and advice with face-to-face access to business advisors, support networks and government agencies. The...