Tag Archives: COSBOA

Discord between COSBOA and music licensor

The Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) has lodged a privacy complaint with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner about the behaviour of the Australasian Performing Rights Association and the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (APRA AMCOS), and the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited (PPCA). These organisations …

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Industry heads host roundtable discussion on small-business finance

The Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA) recently participated in a roundtable discussion about small-business finance convened by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). The meeting was held in Sydney and co-chaired by RBA Governor Philip Lowe, COSBOA Chairman (and Australian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association CEO) Mark McKenzie, and …

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Industry figures welcome new Deputy PM

Following Barnaby Joyce’s controversy-riddled resignation, Australian retailers and industry bodies have welcomed Michael McCormack as new leader of the National Party of Australia and Deputy Prime Minister. Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell congratulated the Deputy PM on his appointment. “Michael McCormack was a diligent and committed …

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Calls for a ‘Council of Small Unions of Australia’

According to a statement released by COSBOA CEO Peter Strong, the government plans to attack many of the biggest unions and employer associations, stripping them of what he labels “easy money”. He says the Minister for Employment, Michaelia Cash, has announced that funds designed to provide redundancy pay and income …

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Senate inquiry sought on SDA enterprise agreements

Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA) has called for a Senate inquiry into the impact of enterprise agreements negotiated by the SDA trade union on competition and workplace relations in Australia. COSBOA CEO Peter Strong says the debate around penalty rates has come from the nature of the SDA enterprise …

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Small business needs support to create jobs: COSBOA

The Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA) this week called on the Government to focus on measures supporting small businesses in the upcoming May budget. COSBOA’s 2017-18 budget-priorities statement includes more than 25 recommendations. “If the Government is serious about investing in job growth, they will support these recommendations,” COSBOA …

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Industry groups urge businesses to pay bills on time

Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA), the Australian Industry (Ai) Group and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) have launched a campaign calling for all Australian businesses to pay their bills on time. COSBOA CEO Peter Strong, Ai Group CEO Innes Willox and AICD MD and CEO John Brogden …

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COSBOA calls for government-funded domestic violence leave

Domestic violence is a problem that must be addressed and eradicated, but any structured response needs to be from the broader society, not from individual employers who may also be victims, says Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA) CEO Peter Strong.  Mr Strong says the solution is not to have …

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