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Small businesses catch a break under Morrison


Prime Minister Scott Morrison is confident his government can pass laws next week to bring forward tax cuts for small and medium-sized businesses by five years at a cost of about $3 billion.

FWO recovers nearly $800,000 for underpaid sushi workers


The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has completed audits at 45 sushi businesses in New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory, finding breaches of workplace laws at 39 businesses.

BOQ shares up as franchisees shift models


In the midst of the royal commission into banking, Bank of Queensland’s (BOQ) shares have risen despite reporting a full-year profit slip of five per cent.

“Nothing in it for them”. Small business let down by banking royal commission report


A lot of small businesses will be disappointed by the financial services royal commission’s interim report, despite its scathing assessment of the industry, the sector’s ombudsman says.

Penalty rate win for casual retail workers


Retail, fast-food and warehousing union, the SDA has announced a major win for over 350,000 casual workers in the retail sector.

RFG to front parliamentary inquiry


September sees the final three public hearings of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct, with contentious franchisor Retail Food Group (RFG) to front the committee.

Inside Franchise Business September/October Mag out now!


The latest issue of Inside Franchise Business features four high-performing franchisees in four very different industries.

RFG posts $306 million loss


Embattled franchisor, Retail Food Group (RFG) has slumped to a $306.7 million full-year loss, consolidating a tough 12 months for the group.

Franchising on display at Melbourne expo


Victoria once again plays host to the latest franchise opportunities, new brands and industry advice at the Melbourne Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo.

National Retail Association calls for further education following underpayment issues


In the wake of the Super Retail Group underpayment announcement, the National Retail Association (NRA) has called for better education for both businesses and workers in understanding the complex retail award.