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How to tell when your business is suitable for franchising

ASBFEO welcomes Franchise regulatory framework review

The regulatory framework plays a vital role in supporting informed commercial decision-making and positive relationships...
food precinct

Eateries in southeastern Melbourne subject of surprise Fair Work inspections

The FWO said protecting vulnerable workers and improving compliance in the fast food, restaurant and café sector were it...
Fair pay

Opinion: it’s time to remove the limits on student workers

International students should not be taken out of a workforce that is essentially more than fully employed - they are a ...
Fair Work Ombudsman

Fair Work Ombudsman recovered over $500 million dollars on workers’ behalf

More than half of the 2022-23 recoveries made by the FWO, amounting to $317 million, came from large corporate and unive...

Victoria decision to axe 2026 Commonwealth Games leaves small businesses reeling

Victoria regional SMEs were set to reap a multi-billion dollar windfall from the holding the Commonwealth Games.
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Government urged to extend Small Business Energy Incentive scheme

The process to make energy upgrades takes time, not helped by the pressure small businesses are facing from current econ...

ARA creates pathway for disabled jobseekers into retail

ARA CEO Paul Zahra said jobseekers with a disability should be “afforded the same opportunities” as everybody else.

Sigh of relief as RBA holds interest rates

National Retail Association CEO, Greg Griffith, welcomed RBA's decision adding it allows the retail sector to make use o...

SME employment outlook “likely to worsen” due to minimum wage increase

Businesses are facing economic headwinds and inflation and further wage rises can ultimately cause a wage-price spiral o...

Refreshed ATO charter to reinforce its commitment to Australians

Community feedback was critical in helping to shape the ATO's approach to the refresh of the Charter.