Pawsome dog grooming business survives ruff start

From day one, The Dawg Studio has been a labour of puppy love for Hilde and Sarah.

The mother and daughter dog grooming duo combined their love for canines and customer connection, establishing their small family business in Queanbeyan, just outside of Canberra, in June 2021.

“My favourite part of the job is building those personal and trusted relationships with our canine and human clients,” Sarah says.

Extend the power of the AAT to pause or modify ATO debt recovery action

The Government is seeking stakeholder views on exposure draft legislation that increases the rights of small businesses to contest the ATO’s collection of disputed tax debts. The draft legislation would allow small businesses to apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) to pause or modify ATO debt recovery actions where the underlying tax assessment is under dispute in the Small Business Taxation Division (SBTD) of the AAT.  This measure was originally announced in the 2021-22 Budget.

Morrison Government delivers new learning and career opportunities from New Year’s Day

A suite of new and updated education and employment policies will take effect from today, boosting education outcomes for Australians and helping them get the skills they need to find a job.

Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, and Acting Minister for Education and Youth, Stuart Robert, said the new year changes mean more Australians can make the most of education and employment opportunities.

Ombudsman welcomes review of Banking Code Compliance Committee

Ombudsman welcomes review of Banking Code Compliance Committee

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has welcomed the final report of the independent review of the Banking Code Compliance Committee (BCCC), which includes recommendations to improve small business representation and engagement.

A key recommendation in the Khoury review is the addition of a fourth member on the committee with expertise in small business.