Legislation providing small businesses with the same sorts of protections from unfair contracts as consumers enjoy, has passed through parliament.
The Senate yesterday passed a bill to give small businesses the same protections against unfair contracts that consumers currently enjoy.
Coalition MPs are voicing their concerns about Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s decision to delay action on an ‘effects test’ which would protect small business from big business power.
Brent Balinski spoke to Professor Peter Gahan from the University of Melbourne and Jeffery Yeh from Homart Pharmaceuticals about the importance of High Performance Work Practices to small and medium enterprise companies.
Under the leadership of Lynn Johnson $446 million worth of offshore and national supply contracts have been secured by Victorian SMEs, and for this she has been awarded the 2014 Women in Industry Excellence in Manufacturing Award.
In the second of his two part series, UWA Professor Tim Mazzarol examines plans to skill up local companies – and in particular smaller businesses – currently missing out on lucrative industry contracts
The Government has released its Manufacturing Taskforce report, which has a five point policy designed to get the manufacturing industry moving again.