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Farmer paid no overtime to backpackers who worked two months without a day off

Friday, 12th May 2017
The operators of a remote beef cattle farm in Queensland have been penalised a total of $130,000 after failing to pay overtime entitlements to overseas backpackers who worked more than two months straight, without a day off.
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Queensland Small Business Week 2017

Thursday, 11th May 2017
Queensland Small Business Week (QSBW) runs from 15 to 20 May 2017. It’s a great opportunity for business owners and intenders to learn and gain new skills, tools and ideas so you can take your business to the next level.
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Interim ban extended on unsafe ethanol burners

Thursday, 11th May 2017
Small Business Minister Michael McCormack has today extended the interim ban on the supply of certain types of decorative alcohol fuelled devices, also known as ethanol burners.
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ASIC acts against car yard loan-writer

Thursday, 11th May 2017
ASIC has permanently banned Adam Edward Greene from engaging in credit activities. Mr Greene wrote and submitted loans for customers buying vehicles from Combined Motor Traders, a Cranbourne used-car dealership, between 2014 and 2015.
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ASIC's MoneySmart Tips

Thursday, 11th May 2017
A free monthly e-newsletter with money tips and tools from ASIC's MoneySmart website.
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ATO extends due date for 2015-16 SMSF returns

Thursday, 11th May 2017
This week the ATO announced that it will extend the due date for lodgment of self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) annual returns for 2015-16 to 30 June 2017.
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Sydney fast food operator penalised for underpaying Korean employees $111,000

Thursday, 11th May 2017
The operators of a chain of fast food sandwich outlets in Sydney have been penalised a total of $87,040 for exploiting overseas workers and using false records.
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Budget 2017-18

Wednesday, 10th May 2017
The Australian Government announced its 2017-18 Budget on Tuesday, 9 May 2017. Here’s a summary of what's been proposed for business.
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