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The inconvenient facts about small business

Backbone of the country? Engine room of the economy? Small business isn't all it's cracked up to be, says heretic Saul Eslake.

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Notice to banks #2: Australia’s dormant red ink is an economic time bomb

Recent changes to the law have kept bad businesses alive long after they should have perished. And now, when they do kick the bucket, they're in danger of taking good businesses with them.

Fancy paying a COVID tax? Er, levy? You might be about to find out

With businesses being hit by extra costs brought on by the pandemic, should we be bracing ourselves for a flood of COVID-19 levies?

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The Hopetoun Tea Rooms and other iconic businesses must be saved

Many see the demise of iconic businesses — those that make a city what it is — as inevitable, while governments prop up dying airlines and zombie corporations.

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Do we actually need so many cafes, nail salons and hairdressers?

Many small businesses will not survive the current economic crisis. And perhaps not all of them should.

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Relief and spend — how business, government can beat the downturn

As coronavirus threatens the economy, is reducing the burdens on business enough to prevent a recession?

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What to do when a quarter of businesses rip off their workers

With up to a quarter of small and medium businesses in Australia ripping off their workers, how can wage theft be properly tackled?

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Confused, contradictory, incompetent: Morrison and Co just aren’t up to it

The Morrison government is stuffing up everything it touches, domestically and diplomatically.

Coalition launches $2 billion small business fund

Good morning, early birds. The government is set to launch a $2 billion small business fund, Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham refuses colleagues' calls to step down, and CNN sues the White House. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison brings tax cuts forward

Good morning, early birds. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is set to announce an acceleration of tax cuts for small businesses, and a new poll highlights Australians' apathy for local politics. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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