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Donation Ban Update

17 January, 2019

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Business Email Compromise (BEC) Scams

12 December, 2018

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$2 billion fund to transform small businesses

22 November, 2018

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Donation Ban Update

Donation Ban Update

Posted 17 January, 2019 by The Web

The following is an excerpt from the Property Council of Australia’s Advocacy Alert. The Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) has issued fresh advice to property developers, following the passage of Commonwealth legislation aimed at preventing state-based campaign donation laws from impacting on federal elections.  The new advice relates to the Queensland Government’s Prohibited Donor Scheme, which aims […]

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Payment Times Included as a Condition for Future Government Contracts

Payment Times Included as a Condition for Future Government Contracts

Posted 27 December, 2018 by The Web

The article was published on the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman website and is available to view in full here. “The announcement by the Prime Minister in November, to ensure large businesses pay small to medium enterprises (SMEs) within 20 days as a condition of future government contracts is a major win for […]

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Low-cost Single Touch Payroll Solutions

Low-cost Single Touch Payroll Solutions

Posted 19 December, 2018 by The Web

This article was published on the ATOs website and is available to view here. Expect to see a range of simple, low-cost Single Touch Payroll (STP) solutions in the market from early 2019.  These solutions will best suit micro employers (with one to four employees) who need to report through STP, but do not currently […]

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North Queensland Study into Water Damage from Cyclones

North Queensland Study into Water Damage from Cyclones

Posted 19 December, 2018 by Townsville Chamber

Suncorp has worked with Insurance Australia Group on a significant piece of research which was released at James Cook University’s Cyclone Testing Station in November. The study looked at the impact of wind-driven water entry during cyclones.  This research adds weight to previous research into the key causes of cyclone damage and reinforces the need […]

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Business Email Compromise (BEC) Scams

Business Email Compromise (BEC) Scams

Posted 12 December, 2018 by The Web

This article was published on the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s Small Business Information Network and is available here. This year, reports to the ACCC’s Scamwatch have grown by a third, with businesses reporting losses totalling $2.8 million – accounting for 63 per cent of all business losses reported to Scamwatch. What are BEC scams? […]

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Prohibited Donors Scheme

Prohibited Donors Scheme

Posted 22 November, 2018 by The Web

This article was published on the Electoral Commission of Queensland’s website and is available here. From 2 October 2018, new laws in Queensland ban political donations from property developers and industry bodies which have property developers as the majority of their members. It is illegal to make or accept prohibited donations. It is also against the law […]

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