Small Business urges Government to keep tax breaks to re-build tax receipts

In response to the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook report released on Tuesday, Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) is calling on Joe Hockey to keep tax breaks in place for Small Business to help keep the economy moving and rebuild tax receipts. COSBOA is pleased with the attention that Small Business has received in 2013 but this positive sentiment needs to be matched with action and policy.

Managing Australian Privacy Principles Learnings from the new international ISMS standard

Cloud computing, off-shore data management and outsourced services and information, most, if not all Australian businesses have some form of data or information service that has been impacted by the December 2012 update to the Privacy Act regulating the collection and storage of personal data.

Landmark report paves the way for real changes for small business regulation

The Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA) congratulated The Productivity Commission on the release of the final version of its small business regulation report today. The report focused on the needs of small business and promises to change the way this crucial business segment is regulated.

EFA calls on Australian government to protect privacy against unchecked Internet surveillance

Today Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA), Australia's leading voice for Digital Rights since 1994, joins a huge international coalition in calling upon governments around the world to assess whether national surveillance laws and activities are in line with their international human rights obligations.

Vouchers available for companies to develop use of cutting edge technologies

Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today invited companies to apply for a Technology Implementation voucher, worth up to $250,000, to develop the use of technologies to improve their products, processes and services and enhance their ability to compete in local and international markets.

Digital Economy Priorities for New Government: IIA

The Internet Industry Association (IIA) congratulates Tony Abbott and the LNP on its election victory. In order to achieve the primary objective of the new government: to create a stronger economy with two million new jobs, the IIA calls on the new government to give priority to: