The Council of Small Business of Australia, Small Business Minister Bruce Billson and the Real Estate Institute of Victoria are embroiled in a dispute ahead of this weekend’s Victorian election. By Cara Waters
An Australian Bureau of Statistics employee has failed in his bid for an order to stop his managers from allegedly bullying him, with the Fair Work Commission ruling what the employee perceived to be bullying was just performance management. By Eloise Keating
Appliance rental company Make It Mine will face court and more than $1.7 million in potential penalties over allegations it breached consumer credit laws, including responsible lending obligations to its customers. By Kirsten Robb
With the public float of institutions such as the Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, and now Medibank Private, more Australians today hold shares than ever before. However, it’s important to be aware of the tax consequences. By Terry Hayes
Australian tech entrepreneur Simon Hackett has become a cornerstone investor in an ASX-listed small-cap mining firm White Star Resources, which in turn is being used as a vehicle to acquire geospatial mapping firm Spookfish. By Andrew Sadauskas
Samsung Group has sold four of its companies in the defence and petrochemicals industries and has started a share buyback scheme for Samsung Electronics, as the Lee family tightens its grip on the conglomerate. By Andrew Sadauskas
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called on the business community to help the government sell its economic agenda, as he faces a continued struggle to pass several of his government’s key budget measures. By Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
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