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FSC calls for 15% GST and 22% company tax rate; Manufacturer underpaid factory worker $16,000: Midday Roundup

FSC calls for 15% GST and 22% company tax rate; Manufacturer underpaid factory worker $16,000: Midday Roundup

The Financial Services Council (FSC) has called for the goods and services tax rate to be increased to 15% and its base broadened, as well as a reduction in the company tax rate to 22% by 2020. By Eloise Keating and Renee Thompson
Fast Lane: Small business continues to be ignored

Fast Lane: Small business continues to be ignored

SmartCompany was founded over eight years ago because publishers Amanda Gome and Eric Beecher saw that small business wasn’t being covered by the mainstream business press. By Cara Waters
Uncle Tobys milks ‘superfood’ benefits of oats but ad watchdog says claims are misleading

Uncle Tobys milks ‘superfood’ benefits of oats but ad watchdog says claims are misleading

The company that makes Uncle Tobys Oats will modify a television ad after its claims the product was “naturally rich in protein” and a “superfood” were found to be misleading. By Renee Thompson
Former CEO files $500,000 breach of contract claim against Smart50 finalist Luxperience

Former CEO files $500,000 breach of contract claim against Smart50 finalist Luxperience

The former chief executive of Luxperience is suing the company and its founder, Helen Logas, over claims her employment contract was breached. By Eloise Keating
How long will it take to sell my business?

How long will it take to sell my business?

It’s great that you are in a position to think about selling your business, but keep in mind it’s not always a straightforward thing to do. By Aunty B
ATO online system buckles under the weight of tax returns

ATO online system buckles under the weight of tax returns

System issues with the Australian Taxation Office’s online services may continue to cause problems for taxpayers and businesses wanting to file their tax returns using myTax or eTax this week. By Renee Thompson
Aussie dollar falls to six-year low following Greek vote: What it means for your business

Aussie dollar falls to six-year low following Greek vote: What it means for your business

A “no” vote in the Greek referendum and a slump in the price of iron ore have combined to send the Australian dollar to its lowest level in six years. By Eloise Keating
Copying claims snowball: Small business accuses Target of “exact replica” rip-off of T-shirt design

Copying claims snowball: Small business accuses Target of “exact replica” rip-off of T-shirt design

Target Australia is in hot water again after claims it has copied the designs of another small business. By Cara Waters
Wendy’s owner claims it’s “business as usual” despite former master franchisor collapsing

Wendy’s owner claims it’s “business as usual” despite former master franchisor collapsing

The collapse of Wendy’s Supa Sundaes will not affect the current operations of the ice cream and hot dog chain, according to owner Supatreats Australia. By Eloise Keating
Family feuds over death benefits: Five SMSF lessons for your business

Family feuds over death benefits: Five SMSF lessons for your business

A family dispute over superannuation death benefits has led to a legal bill of more than $370,000 charged to a self-managed super fund (SMSF) to defend a claim. By Michael Laurence
How Alton Lane set out to disrupt men’s fashion: Five lessons for your business

How Alton Lane set out to disrupt men’s fashion: Five lessons for your business

Lessons in entrepreneurial thinking from the US business using 3D scanners to shake up men’s fashion. By Cara Waters
Government to beef up ACCC to assist farmers

Government to beef up ACCC to assist farmers

Farmers will get some extra help in the battle against the supermarket chains in the government’s long-awaited White Paper on Agricultural Competitiveness released on Saturday. By Michelle Grattan
Goodness gracious, success is in the box for this Aussie startup

Goodness gracious, success is in the box for this Aussie startup

GoodnessMe Box is the latest Australian startup offering a service that’s achieved success in the United States, and is now emulating it here in Australia. By Kye White
Insights into why I started my own business – Part 1

Insights into why I started my own business – Part 1

There are many paths to starting your own business and may reasons why people do it. By Sue Barrett
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