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Retailers caught up in public holiday stunt

Over a third of businesses closed on Queensland’s partial Christmas Eve public holiday to avoid paying penalty rates. This in turn, supported the Australian Retail Association’s (ARA) opinion in that the holiday was a stunt that would deliver little for employees. “The Suncorp Pulse Survey found 35% of businesses closed …

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Ombudsman lauds Labor stance on unfair contracts

Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the Labor party’s commitment to three key changes to legislation on unfair contract terms. Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Ms Carnell described Labor’s announced changes to unfair contract terms as “in line with our submission to the review currently being undertaken by …

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Ombudsman welcomes proposed overhaul of ‘jobactive’

Kate Carnell has welcomed Labor’s policy announcement to overhaul jobactive, which she says is letting small businesses down. In a recent statement, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman was scathing about the employment services system. “(It’s) not meeting the needs of small business operators in Australia,” she said. …

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Labor bill to support court access for small business

The Australian Labor Party introduced a bill into the Senate last week that it says, if passed into law, will help small businesses take cases of anti-competitive behaviour to court. Currently, the ALP says, small businesses are less likely to take up private litigation against anti-competitive behaviour due to the …

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