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.
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.
In NSW new laws begin on the 21st October 2019 that are designed to offer greater protection to sub-contractors.
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.
Scott Cam will inspire the next generation of tradespeople in his new role as Australia’s first National Careers Ambassador, helping young Australians take advantage of surging demand for skilled workers.
Two components of the dog fence rebuild – the supply of materials and the creation of a panel of fencing contractors.
After a year of drought and high temperatures the risk has soared across Australia, confirmed by data released by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).
Australia’s trend unemployment rate remained steady at 5.3 per cent in September 2019, according to the latest information released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Australia has the 16th most competitive business environment globally in 2019, according to the latest World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report, down two places from 2018 (14th).
“The banks will need to pass on today’s (October 1 2019) interest rate cut to their customers, both households and businesses, if it is to have the intended impact,” stated HIA’s Senior Economist, Geordan Murray.