ACCC attacks government’s Competition Review recommendations, while other sectors respond The recommendations published this week in the Harper Competition Review Final Report have been largely welcomed...

Australians don’t always want to buy ‘Australian ingredients’ Amidst an escalating debate about Country of Origin Labelling on food products in Australia, the most recent financial report from the...

Poor trading conditions are causing difficulties for Australian small businesses While most indicators improved somewhat in the quarter, small business continued to face difficult trading conditions in...

The Federal Government has announced a deferral of some small business tax liabilities in the first half of 2009, with over one million small businesses likely to qualify for the tax relief. The news will...

The ACCI Small Business Survey has found that small business conditions have continued to deteriorate over the September quarter with this index falling to 38.6 – its lowest level since the Survey...

The October 2008 ACCI (Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Survey of Investor Confidence shows business trading conditions have continued to deteriorate in the September quarter. Business’...

The Australian Retailers Association and Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry have welcomed the Productivity Commission’s recommendation that a paid parental leave scheme would be tax-payer...

The simplified draft award handed down by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) today will increase cost pressure on employers, according to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry...

The ACCI Small Business Survey highlights that small business conditions have continued to deteriorate over the June 2008 quarter with this index falling to 43.4 – its lowest level since this Survey...

The June quarter Commonwealth Bank – ACCI Business Expectations Survey shows a significant fall in business confidence and reported business conditions. Business confidence fell to its lowest level...