Australia Post, a fully owned government entity, is using its market power to damage small businesses. After a year filled with strife and struggle for businesses around the country, things must change, proclaims Peter Strong CEO of the Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA). Once upon a time, Australia Post was simply a post… Read more »
So, we are looking for opportunity and goods news to provide hope and succour for the millions of people sitting at home for many months. One key answer is in training and skills, writes Peter Strong CEO of the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia. We can spend the next 5 to 6 months with… Read more »
Australian retailers are set to be impacted further as the first case of human to human transmission of Coronavirus is reported in Sydney.
The Minister for Energy and Emissions Reductions, Angus Taylor, will share his insights with small business advocates and owners at the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) annual Summit in Melbourne later this month. The minister will take a deep dive into where we are heading with power and energy policies and explore what… Read more »
Small business advocates, entrepreneurs and mentors came together at a special event to honour the Top 10 honourees from the KBB Power List. Speaking at the event, small business advocate and Sunrise host David Koch paid tribute to the Top 10 for their contribution to the small business and startup sector. Koch described the Top… Read more »
It is fair to say that the ACTU and the wider Union Movement in Australia are licking their wounds in the face of the recent re-election of the Morrison Coalition Government. There is no doubt the ACTU helped the coalition as enough people saw through the hyperbole of their ‘Change the Rules’ Campaign and instead… Read more »
“The Board took this decision to support employment growth and provide greater confidence that inflation will be consistent with the medium-term target,” RBA governor Phillip Lowe said in his statement following the announcement.
As the Coalition gets set to commence its third term in government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced his new cabinet which includes a record, seven women. Amongst those gaining a spot on the frontbench are Bridget McKenzie as the first female leader of the Agriculture portfolio, Sussan Ley, who returns to cabinet taking up… Read more »
The Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA), has released comparison findings on the policies proposed by the Coalition and the Australian Labor Party (ALP), affecting small businesses. The policies were assessed based on areas considered to be of high importance to the small business community. As part of the findings, COSBOA have graded policies… Read more »
With Sensis reporting 35 per cent of small business owners are still undecided as to how they will cast their vote on May 18, the Council of Small Business Owners Australia (COSBOA) has revealed the top 20 marginal seats in the lead up to the federal election.
Small business owners are calling for action on rising energy prices as COSBOA’s Energy Summit examines what the government needs to do to address the problem. The Summit was opened by the Federal Minister for Energy, the Hon. Angus Taylor MP and Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Mr Pat Conroy MP, and the… Read more »
The government’s announcement of a $3.6 million package to support the mental health of small business owners has been welcomed by the SMB community. The package announced by Michaelia Cash, this week, will focus on providing practical support to small business owners with the majority of the funding going to the recently launched Ahead for… Read more »