Matteo Renzi


What the ‘no’ vote in Italy’s referendum means for the future of the euro

By Fabrizio Carmignani, Griffith University Italian voters have rejected plans for constitutional reform supported by the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. This result means more...


Unpaid super tally hits $3.6 billion: Are you paying your employees’ superannuation correctly?

Businesses should review their obligations for compulsory superannuation contributions or potentially suffer the consequences, say experts, as a spotlight is shone on the $3.6...
Jacqui Lambie outside parliament


Business community relieved over backpacker tax but angered by chaos of vote

A funding pledge of $100 million for Landcare has played a key role in securing the revised backpacker tax, as the small business community...
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Australia’s “Google tax” may be the second in the world but it’s too early to tell if it’s the “toughest”

By Antony Ting, University of Sydney When introducing the draft legislation for the diverted profits or so-called “Google tax”, Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison claimed it would: "reinforce...
Kate Carnell


Should small business loans be capped at $1 million? Banks questioned over lending practices

This week’s inquiry into small business loan practices saw the big four banks in the spotlight yet again this year, and the focus was...
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From ATO aggression to payment defaults: The factors that led to Australian insolvencies climbing in 2016

A greater number of Australian companies were placed in the hands of external managers during the 2016 financial year and insolvency experts say each...
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Small business ombudsman’s hearings will help redress power imbalance between SMEs and banks

Over the past two days executives from the big four banks have been questioned by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO)...


Government push for “Google tax” a “wake-up call” for multinationals that avoid tax

The introduction of a so-called “Google tax” on large multinationals that are suspected of shifting profits to low-tax jurisdictions is a “wake-up call” to...
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This program will pay you $6000 a month to build a startup: What’s the catch?

In a bid to reinvent Australia’s finance sector, startup incubator, Pollenizer is launching a program that will pay founders $6000 a month to build...
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Why the ACCC rejected the banks colluding to bargain on Apple Pay

By Steve Worthington, Swinburne University of Technology The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is planning to deny a petition by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA),...

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