As work on the Insolvency Practices Inquiry continues, my office has heard many harrowing small business stories, shining a light on the failures of the insolvency system as well as the challenges faced by industry professionals.Read More
Mental health is a serious issue for Australia’s small business community, with the Productivity Commission’s draft report into mental health finding the cost of absenteeism and presenteeism to the sector is over $17 billion per year.Read More
The federal government ought to make it easier for hard-working Australians’ wages and entitlements to be calculated correctly and paid on time.
We want Australian workers to be paid what they are owed, at the right time.Read More
With interest rates at an all-time-low and the RBA Board minutes today confirming Australian economic growth has sRead More
Small businesses in the franchising sector are crying out for meaningful reform that encourages genuine cooperation between franchisors and franchisees.Read More
This week my office launched an inquiry into the insolvency system, to investigate if current insolvency practices achieve the best possible outcome for small and family businesses in financial trouble.Read More
Supply chain finance is a growth industry in Australia.
Greater understanding about the impact supply chain financing has on the small and family business sector is needed.Read More
There’s nothing small about the impact small businesses have on our communities and the national economy.Read More