The federal government will make it easier and cheaper for entrepreneurs to start a new business in next week’s budget, as part of what Small Business Minister Bruce Billson has labelled the “the most substantial small business package this country has seen”. By Eloise Keating
Airtasker’s $6.5 million raise will be used to boost product development but more importantly plan for the company’s expansion into Asia, according to co-founder and chief executive Tim Fung. By Broede Carmody
Migrant workers that help produce food sold by Australia’s largest supermarkets and national fast food chains are being subjected to “slave-like conditions”, gross underpayments and even sexual harassment and assault, according to an investigation by ABC’s Four Corners. By Eloise Keating
Email newsletter provider MailChimp has released figures showing the 10 emoji most commonly used in email newsletter subject lines, one day after Instagram revealed more than one-in-three Australian posts on its social photo app now use emoji. By Andrew Sadauskas
Mozilla has begun phasing out support for websites that don’t use HTTPS encryption, with new features in Firefox to be limited to secure websites and access to existing browser features to be slowly phased out on non-secure websites. By Andrew Sadauskas
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