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Small business ombudsman applauds budget as a win for business owners

- May 12, 2021 4 MIN READ

The Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson suggests last night’s budget announcement paves the way for a small business-led economic recovery. The budget includes several new and enhanced measure that will support small business including $129.8 million to encourage entrepreneurship through the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) and Entrepreneurship Facilitators Program, a $1.2… Read more »


THE FULL JOSH: The Treasurer’s Budget 2021 speech

- May 11, 2021 13 MIN READ

Australia is coming back. In the face of a once‑in‑a‑century pandemic, the Australian spirit has shone through. Doctors and nurses on the front line. Teachers and students in the virtual classroom. Businesses, big and small, keeping the economy moving. ‘Team Australia’ at its best. A nation to be proud of. We have come so far… Read more »

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Business scores an extra $20bn as Treasurer Josh Frydenberg promises to protect small business from the ATO in the 2021 Budget

- May 11, 2021 4 MIN READ

The Morrison government has brought down a big-spending, expansionary budget that forecasts Australia’s unemployment rate will fall to 4.75% in two years time. But Australia’s international borders won’t be properly open for at least a year, according to the budget’s assumptions. “Australia is coming back,” Treasurer Josh Frydenberg told parliament on Tuesday night. “Employment is… Read more »