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Day: May 18, 2021

Why we must prepare economic assistance measures before the next pandemic

In 2019 it was unfathomable that an Australian government could close the country’s borders and mandate that businesses close and people stay in their homes. It was inconceivable that there would be a reason to create a government program to pay wages for millions of workers. What happened in 2020 was outside the realm of …

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COSBOA rates Federal Budget 7.5 out of 10

COSBOA believes that the 2021-22 Federal Budget provides the sound foundations needed for small business owners to rebuild their businesses and grow jobs in the wake of the economic damage wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. COSBOA CEO Peter Strong said, “this budget delivers substantial benefits for small business owners in five key areas, namely: business …

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Anthony Albanese calls for wage underpayment laws to be put back on the Federal Agenda

The issue of wage underpayment is not simply one of employees receiving the money for which they are legally entitled – important as that objective is. “Businesses engaging in deliberate wage underpayment behaviours are gaining an unfair advantage over the majority of businesses who are doing the right thing by paying correct wages which is …

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Labor’s pitches Startup Year initiative in Federal Budget response

Labor Leader Anthony Albanese’s budget response included a pitch for Startup Year, a program helping up to 2,000 of the nation’s most promising entrepreneurs commercialise their ideas and university research. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson says the Startup Year initiative proposed in Labor’s budget reply could contribute to Australia having …

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New franchise disclosure registry will bring more transparency to the industry

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Bruce Billson has welcomed plans to establish a new mandatory Franchise Disclosure Registry, saying it will provide prospective franchisees with vital information needed prior to entering into a binding franchise agreement. Mr Billson says the national registry, to be released next year, will require franchisors to …

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Melbourne to host the `Davos of sport’ for sporting businesses in 2021

One of the most significant sport business summits in the Southern Hemisphere will be held in Melbourne in November, drawing industry leaders in person and by video from around Australia and the globe. The SportNXT Melbourne 2021 global sport business summit will take place from 17-19 November at the new event centre CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park. “The …

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RECEIVE GOVT GRANT OF $10K to $250K*.

Austrade Approved Business Events
AVAILABLE NOW APPLY BEFORE 30th MARCH 2021 (Condition apply)

  • ABF Events are approved and listed below have been certified by Austrade on the Schedule of Approved Business Events.
  • This allows exhibitors, sponsors, delegates and partners to participate in the Business Events Grant Program. Note event bookings need to be confirmed ASAP to participate in the grant program
  • The program provides 50% rebate (based on a minimum spend of $20k) for approved items including ABF event-media packages, exhibition stands, corporate function tables, delegate registrations.
  • Govt Grant applications are now open until the 30 March. Please contact ABF to discuss how we can assist, we have experts to assist grant applications.
  • Grant funding will cover up to 50% of eligible expenditure incurred in participating at pre-approved business-to-business events as buyers or sellers during the 2021 calendar year.  All grant applications must be submitted for approval via the following link: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/business-events-grants
  • For further information please see this fact sheet.