Small business

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Report

The initial impacts of COVID-19 on the self-employed

This paper provides a summary of the initial impacts of COVID-19 on the self-employed based on data from the 33rd ANUpoll which collected information from 3,155 Australians over the period 14-27 April 2020. It is the first longitudinal survey data on the impact of COVID-19...
Position paper

Supply chain finance review: position paper

This position paper details ASBFEO’s findings and makes a suite of draft recommendations to be finalised before a full report is handed down at the end of March 2020.
Report

New Zealand Private Business Survey

This survey asked small and medium-sized companies (defined as those with annual revenues of $1million to $100 million) what their unique needs and challenges were in the current operating environment.
Report

Review of the R&D tax incentive

The review report details the findings from a comprehensive investigation of the experiences of small and family businesses that have claimed the Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI). It recommends this important incentive be retained, and a suite of reforms made to the way the...
Guide

Supporting small business owners to improve their mental health and wellbeing at work

When running a small business, there are many challenges that can affect their mental health, including long work hours, social isolation, customer demands, cash flow issues, work-life balance, job insecurity and a lack of administrative support. This guide outlines actions that can be used to...
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Small business counts

This statistics report brings together data and analysis from the Australian Taxation Office, Australian Bureau of Statistics and Austrade. The purpose of the report is to be a resource for government, public policy makers and researchers, to improve their knowledge and understanding of the Australian...
Report

Review of the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code

The Small Business Fair Dismissal Code was formed in recognition that small business owners do not have the time or expertise to navigate the complexity of the unfair dismissal system. This review report recommends a suite of changes to help small business employers meet their...
Report

Regulatory dark matter: how unaccountable regulators subvert democracy by imposing red tape without transparency

This report analyses and develops a methodology for measuring a category of red tape that to date has been ignored. This category of red tape is described as ‘regulatory dark matter,’ which refers to publications by government agencies that seek to influence the behaviour of...
Report

Building bridges: supporting adaptation in industry

Victorian business and industry play an important part in the Australian economy, producing almost one quarter of the nation's GDP. Ensuring long-term economic sustainability requires that overall productivity is maintained and that key industry sectors continue to grow. Understanding how this can be achieved on...
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Management of small business tax debt

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO’s) management of small business tax debt arising from compliance activities.