Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

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Report

The changing structure of the Australian economy

This report outlines how a dramatic re-shaping to the structure of Australia’s economy has largely benefited big corporates and the financial sector, at the expense of family-run and small businesses.
Report

Insurance Inquiry report: December 2020

This inquiry has found widespread market failure in regards to the availability and affordability of essential small business insurance products.
Fact sheet

Using the Social Progress Index to identify COVID-19 vulnerabilities: a CSI Amplify response

This fact sheet shows that the bulk of Federal, State and Territory policy responses to COVID19 have focused on economic protection – specifically on protecting or supporting businesses.
Report

Business insurance: unaffordable or unavailable?

Doing business involves navigating a myriad of risks which makes insurance (compulsory and non-compulsory) an essential element of a successful business. This report finds that insurance is a pain point for many Australian businesses with most problems the result of complex global factors, rather than...
Policy report

Economic scars: how the lockdowns have permanently disfigured the Australian economy

The economic crisis caused by lockdown measures in response to COVID-19 has distorted the Australian economy. The economic costs of lockdowns have not been equally shared across the country. This paper outlines five key pieces of evidence that lockdowns, rather than freezing the economy in...
Fact sheet

Insolvency reforms to support small business

The Australian government is making changes to our insolvency framework to better serve Australian small businesses, their creditors, and their employees. The changes will introduce new processes suitable for small businesses from 1 January 2021, reducing complexity, time and costs for small businesses.
Report

Support for business during the coronavirus crisis: an international comparison

This report summarises how national and subnational governments in nine advanced economies have so far supported businesses during the crisis through grants, tax cuts and tax deferrals, loans and equity stakes.
Working paper

Financing firms in hibernation during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted economic activity worldwide, hurting firms and pushing many of them toward bankruptcy. This paper discusses four central issues that have emerged in the academic and policy debates related to business financing during the downturn.
Report

COVID-19 Fiscal and economic review

This review report provides an update on Queensland’s economic and fiscal estimates over 2019-20 and 2020-21 that incorporate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to date.
Journal article

The influence of government targeted procurement strategies on the growth performance of construction small and medium-sized contractors (SMCs) in South Africa

This paper examines government targeted procurement (TP) strategies in South Africa and whether these strategies have an influence on the growth performance of Small and medium sized contractors (SMCs) in the construction industry.