Tax office turns off e-tax and replaces it with free, faster system

June 3, 2016 , Anthony Keane, News Corp Australia Network E-TAX, the free online tax return system used by millions of taxpayers, has been shut down by the Australian Taxation Office. The ATO will announce next week that it has retired e-tax and is replacing it with its simpler, internet-based sister myTax. The move means that all of the three …

Federal election 2016: Greens win business from Labor

THE AUSTRALIAN, JUNE 10, 2016 An influential small business group has delivered a devastating blow to Labor, declaring that the party has “regressed” under Bill Shorten and is now less supportive of small enterprise than the Greens. To drive home its message, the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia has decided to target the Melbourne seat of Batman, along …

Federal election 2016: ALP ramps up its war on business

THE AUSTRALIAN, MAY 31, 2016 Annabel Hepworth



National Business Correspondent 
Sydney

     David Crowe
 


Political correspondent Bill Shorten has lashed out at Labor stalwart Keith DeLacy over his criticism of the opposition’s anti-business agenda, mocking the former state treasurer as a company director who wants a tax cut, as business leaders called for an end to class-war politics. The Opposition Leader’s criticism of …

Federal election 2016: Labor veteran brands Shorten ‘anti-business’

THE AUSTRALIAN, 12:00AM MAY 30, 2016 Annabel Hepworth

 
National Business Correspondent 
Sydney Bill Shorten’s claim that the opposition has “excellent relations” with corporate Australia has been dealt a sharp blow, with former Queensland Labor treasurer Keith DeLacy decrying the party’s stance on tax cuts as “the most anti-business policy I’ve ever seen federal Labor put to an election”. As Labor continues …

Business counts cost of drug’s steely grip

Gabrielle Knowles and Grant Taylor – The West Australian on May 31, 2016 A CCI report claims at least 220,000 Australian workers use methamphetamine. In the grip of an ice-fuelled rage, the man stormed into his former workplace wielding a gun and demanded to speak to the HR manager about why he had been sacked. The firm’s HR manager bravely …

Business in WA not just about miners

Sean Smith – The West Australian on May 28, 2016 The head of the country’s biggest mortgage broker has questioned the State Government’s support for the broader WA business community, suggesting there is little “love” shown for non-mining companies. Speaking on the first anniversary of Australian Finance Group’s stock market listing, co-founder and managing director Brett McKeon says there is …

Unions hit out at minimum wage award

The West Australian  1 June 16 Unions say Australia is at risk of having a US-style working poor after the latest minimum wage award again fell short of their claim. However, business says the 2.4 per cent increase granted by the Fair Work Commission risks putting pressure on unemployment. FWC president Iain Ross said Australia’s low inflation and robust economy …

Federal election 2016: the businesses Shorten denies a tax cut

THE AUSTRALIAN, JUNE 1, 2016 Kylar Loussikian Journalist Sydney

   

Sarah Martin Political reporter             They are the small-business ­people Bill Shorten believes should not receive a tax cut. In the marginal seat of Lindsay, 50km west of Sydney’s CBD, pharmacist Tony Ferguson ­employs two dozen people and turns over $4.5 million across two shopfronts …

Are you holding back innovation in your workplace?

SMARTCOMPANY / Monday, May 23 2016 By Dr Amantha Imber Every day, thousands of ideas die a slow and painful death thanks to risk averse managers who refuse to let their staff challenge the status quo. These managers regularly utter the deadly phrase: “Yes, but we tried that last year and it didn’t work”. Those that do try and fail …

Federal election 2016: Shorten vows to intervene over penalty rates

THE AUSTRALIAN, MAY 16, 2016 Jared Owens, Reporter Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, with Shadow Minister for Industry Kim Carr, and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten visiting Backwell IXL in Geelong, Victoria. Picture: Kym Smith A Labor government will accept any Fair Work Commission decision to slash weekend penalty rates, but would use its influence as the government to pressure the independent …