Media & Press Releases from the Council of Small Business of Australia

November 5, 2019

COSBOA today has lodged a privacy complaint with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner about the behaviour of the Australasian Performing Rights Association and the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (APRA AMCOS), and the Phonographic Perf...

October 30, 2019

COSBOA has taken note of the revelation today that Woolworths has underpaid its staff. This reinforces the view that Australia's workplace relation system is unnecessarily complex, as highlighted in a recent article in the Australian Financial Review tilted “Change the...

October 10, 2019

Today is one of the most important days of the year but one that is often forgotten – The International Day of the Girl. Today COSBOA is thrilled to continue the work with 89 Degrees East in launching The Academy for Enterprising Girls, an educational platform aimed at...

October 10, 2019

COSBOA congratulates the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) on the formation of the insolvency inquiry and particularly for the appointment of the highly regarded ex Senator John ‘Wacka’ Williams as its Chairman.

Peter Strong, CEO of COSB...

October 9, 2019

COSBOA has called for the workplace system to be simplified for the benefit of employees, employers and the economy.

In an article published in the AFR today (10 October 2019) COSBOA CEO Peter Strong noted that the system is now proven to be too complicated when the lik...

October 8, 2019

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Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a global celebration of women in STEM. To encourage more Australian girls to study STEM, the Academy for Enterprising Girls today launched an international partnership with the company behind the hugely successful Goodnight...

September 27, 2019

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COSBOA announces the creation of an annual award The Gobbledygook Cup for the worst red tape as identified by small business people and others. The winner will be announced in December.

Peter Strong, CEO of COSBOA, stated today ‘it’s about time we named and...

September 24, 2019

The Council of Small Business Organisations Australia has expressed alarm about a review of the model WHS laws commissioned by Safe Work Australia, calling the final report “dangerous” and demanding for it to be withdrawn. The report solely focusses on workers, giving...

September 17, 2019

The Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) has expressed disappointment over the Opposition’s decision to attempt to disallow a much needed motion to create clarity for small businesses on casual employment. The disallowance was defeated by the gove...

September 9, 2019

                                COSBOA CEO and board of directors with the summit organisers

It was a huge two-days in Melbourne...

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