An increase to the minimum wage would be a devastating blow to small business operators across Australia, said the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman.
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The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman urged small businesses to urgently prepare for the introduction of mandatory data breach reporting laws that come into effect from 22 February 2018.
"The goals set in Innovation and Science Australia's new strategic plan contain much good sense and industry looks forward to working with the Government, academia and the community to put the plan into action,” Australian Industry Group Chief Executive Innes Willox said.
A new cost calculator tool that will assist motor body repair businesses across New South Wales transparently identify their costs and a charge out hourly rate for their business, was launched by the Motor Traders’ Association of NSW (MTA NSW), and its Motor Body Repair Division, as a Member of the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA).
“The Victorian Government’s announcement that it will be soon accepting applications for its shared equity scheme known as HomesVic has been welcomed by HIA - it is a positive scheme that addresses the rising problem of housing affordability and will help see young people achieve the Aussie dream of owning their own home faster,” senior spokesperson for HIA Kristen Brookfield said.
Master Builders Australia’s National Survey of Building and Construction businesses around Australia shows confidence is still high among the nation’s home builders.
“The media release from the ACTU about the Fair Work Commission’s powers contains fanciful assertions that bear no relationship with reality”, the Australian Industry Group’s Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said.