Federal budget 2020: the deficit we had to have

- October 12, 2020 3 MIN READ

Over the decades, we have heard the one-liners such as ‘this is the recession we had to have’.  When the Australian Government handed down its Federal Budget on Tuesday, 6 October 2020, it was a case of ‘this is the deficit we had to have’, writes Wayne Debernardi, general manager public affairs, Institute of Public… 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 »


SMEs to feel impact of back-to-school burden

- February 15, 2017 < 1 MIN READ

Small business owners are being warned to plan ahead for tight cash flow and less orders, as Australians reduce their spending, resulting from Christmas debt and back-to-school expenses which impacts their wallets, according to Roger Mendelson, CEO of Prushka Fast Debt Recovery. He says small businesses should expect less income in February and early March as… Read more »


Tax initiative bonus for small business

- January 13, 2017 2 MIN READ

It’s a great start to the new year for (bigger) small businesses. Around the country small businesses could be given another 12 months to cash in on the government’s $20,000 instant asset write-off scheme that was initially introduced in mid-2015. Former Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey introduced a tax initiative where small businesses could write-off $20,000… Read more »