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The $130,000 fight: Small business disputes take their toll

The $130,000 fight: Small business disputes take their toll

Smaller operators are fighting each other about getting paid - and costs are piling up.

  • by Emma Koehn

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Man claims he was 'bullied' by CBA after sharing story with commission
Commonwealth Bank

Man claims he was 'bullied' by CBA after sharing story with commission

He gave evidence of his dealings with Commonwealth Bank to the banking royal commission. Then the phone call came.

  • by Sherryn Groch
'Robin Hood in reverse': Finance companies taking $31 million in alleged small business TV scam
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Kate Carnell

'Robin Hood in reverse': Finance companies taking $31 million in alleged small business TV scam

Finance companies and a rich lister are benefiting from the alleged scam involving Viewble and The Shoppers Network.

  • by Cara Waters
Payments policy proves 'a stick' needed for big business
Scott Morrison

Payments policy proves 'a stick' needed for big business

Tough action is needed to solve the "emotional problem" of late payments.

  • by Emma Koehn
Small business payment inquiry prompts 'unprecedented' response
Michaelia Cash

Small business payment inquiry prompts 'unprecedented' response

The inquiry into payments for small businesses has been extended after receiving more than 500 responses in four days.

  • by Cara Waters
Government looks to super funds to back $2 billion small business plan
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Kate Carnell

Government looks to super funds to back $2 billion small business plan

The government will look to super funds to invest in small businesses under its $2 billion Australian Business Securitisation Fund and Business Growth Fund.

  • by Cara Waters
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'The system is broken': government poised on small business fund
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Banking royal commission

'The system is broken': government poised on small business fund

The Morrison government is considering radical action in the wake of a credit squeeze on smaller companies.

  • by Cara Waters
Ombudsman to 'name and shame' Australia's worst payers
Kate Carnell

Ombudsman to 'name and shame' Australia's worst payers

Companies that treat their smaller suppliers as a 'cheap bank' are will be outed following review.

  • by Cara Waters
Biggest change since GST: Electronic payroll system sparks concerns
Chris Jordan

Biggest change since GST: Electronic payroll system sparks concerns

Businesses are scrambling to digitise their wage systems as the Tax Office rolls out Single Touch Payroll.

  • by Cara Waters
Small business returns to cabinet with appointment of Michaelia Cash
Craig Laundy

Small business returns to cabinet with appointment of Michaelia Cash

A new small business minister has been appointed in Scott Morrison's overhaul and the role has been returned to cabinet.

  • by Cara Waters
All spin, no compassion: How the ATO handled a scandal
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Chris Jordan

All spin, no compassion: How the ATO handled a scandal

After being caught in the crossfire of a public scandal into the Australian Taxation Office’s treatment of small business, the tax watchdog let rip in a confidential report to Treasury.

  • by Adele Ferguson