Business Improvement Grants for Regional WA Pastoralists

Western Australian pastoralists will have access to the second round of Business Improvement Grants, as an incentive program to increase commercial cattle producer’s market competitiveness and growth. Enterprises will be able to apply for a $25,000 reimbursement, excluding GST, to carry out business improvement reviews and developments. The success of the first round of grants…

Royal Commission exposes financial misconduct

A Royal Commission into financial institutions and the big four banks has revealed scandalous findings this week and are now under scrutiny. Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, said they charged people for services they didn’t provide, misleading the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Penalties for corporate misconduct attract fines of more than $200 million and possible…

New Liquor Laws to Boost WA Hospitality Flexibility

The WA Government is aiming to boost the state’s hospitality scene following the introduction of new reforms to WA’s liquor laws. The Liquor Control Amendment Bill 2018 will be presented to State Parliament next week, which will support local businesses, create more jobs and drive new hospitality activity. “We’re getting on with the job by…

Start Up Businesses Increasing Among Youth People

Many young individuals are starting up their own businesses and creating entrepreneurial  pathways. Jeremy Galbreath, Associate Professor at Curtin Graduate School of Business, thinks start up businesses are a good opportunity for people wanting to be their own boss. “There seems to be a trend heading in that direction and I think the younger generation…

Julie Bishop to Focus on Business and Security On Liechtenstein Trip

Business, terrorism and economic interests were top agendas during Foreign Minister Julie Bishop visits on the weekend. Ms Bishop met her counterpart Dr Aurelia Frick to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues, along with their cooperation as members of international organisations including the United Nations. Among the agendas, global security and counter-terrorism in particular Australia’s…

Scarborough Beach Transport Hub to Reopen

Stirling City Mayor Giovanni Italiano has expressed optimism over the re-opening of the transport hub at Scarborough beach road. Large parts of the Scarborough beach redevelopment are also due to reopen in September, in time for the summer months, with the completion date due for April next year. Mr Italiano said the he is excited…

WA Payroll Relief Tax Saves Small Businesses Millions

In the 2012-2013 State Budget, the Liberal National Government introduced tax relief measures designed to provide small businesses with rebates. Small businesses with payrolls of up to $1.5million for the 2012-13 financial year received a one-off rebate of up to $41,250 to fully offset their 2012-13 payroll tax liabilities and small businesses with payroll of…