You can forget about a snapback for Australia

- October 19, 2020 4 MIN READ

Josh Frydenberg has told us his 2020 Budget is “all about jobs”. What he hasn’t said is that it is actually aiming for a slower recovery from the recession, as far as unemployment goes, than from most recessions in Australia’s history, writes Brendan Coates, Household Finance Director at Grattan Institute. That’s both the budget’s explicit… Read more »


Federal Budget 2019: What small business needs to know!

- April 3, 2019 5 MIN READ

The 2019 budget brought many wins for the nation’s small business owners, including an increase to the instant asset write-off, investment into an apprenticeship scheme, increased infrastructure spending and a $60 million injection into the export market. Yet industry experts and small business advocates suggest more could be done to ease the burden on Australia’s… Read more »


What small businesses want from the budget

- April 1, 2019 3 MIN READ

With the Federal Budget tomorrow and an election on the horizon, a national survey reveals clear expectations of what the government should prioritise for the small to medium business sector. Company tax cuts top SME wishlist SME Growth Index research released today shows that, when asked what SME priority the new Federal Parliament should focus on, company… Read more »