O’Farrell sends councils to back to business school

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski The New South Wales state government led by Premier Barry O’Farrell has mounted an ambitious push to make councils more “small business friendly” through a new carrot-and-stick regime that will reward achievers with a certificate but also publicly list laggards that the state and shopkeepers believe need to lift […]

Regulators behaving badly

By Peter Strong* The Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) is the country’s peak body exclusively representing the interests of small businesses, a vital sector of the economy. Founded in 1979, we exist because small businesses don’t have the time, the resources and often the expertise that is required to be alert to the […]


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