• Insurance

    Vulnerable businesses underprepared for another disaster: research


    First 5000 |  January 20, 2021


    A new report from Business Australia shows that despite the widespread damage and impact of COVID and the bushfires on Australian businesses, 62 per cent of SMEs still have not taken out adequate cover. 


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  • Coronavirus

    JobKeeper flaw creates staffing issues for struggling small businesses  


    First 5000 |  January 19, 2021


    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is calling on the Federal Government to change JobKeeper rules to allow struggling small businesses to replace staff.


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  • Resilience

    How to improve Australia’s national resilience: GAP Summit


    Catherine Fritz-Kalish |  January 18, 2021


    The final report from ‘A Vision for Australia 2020’ Global Access Partners Summit, released today, examines the issues of national resilience and highlights recommendations to safeguard Australia against future threats.


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  • Tax

    Tax

    Have your say: future of payroll tax in Australia


    First 5000 |  January 15, 2021


    The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is seeking your assistance to better inform the public debate over the need for payroll tax reform in Australia by participating in the Payroll Tax on Australian Business Survey.


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  • Work and Wellbeing

    Time for your workplace well-being to get a health check


    Gary Martin |  January 14, 2021


    Corporate wellness and workplace well-being are having a moment in the sun – even though some say they are simply making another comeback, Professor Gary Martin explains.


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  • Superannuation

    Workers shouldn’t have to choose between 12% super or a pay rise


    First 5000 |  January 13, 2021


    Australians are likely to be financially worse off over their lifetime under a proposal being considered by the Morrison Government to give workers a choice of a super rise or a pay rise, The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) warned today.


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  • Tax

    Tax

    Ombudsman calls for new software-specific R&D Tax Incentive


    First 5000 |  January 12, 2021


    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called for an industry-specific R&D Tax Incentive, saying the current system is hampering investment and growth in the sector.


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  • Resilience

    HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you do to ensure your business is resilient?


    Helen Hull |  November 2, 2020


    Resilience has become an important focus for the business community. We ask you to have your say today!


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