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The Small Business Party aims for Senate

By Allison Hore After an unsuccessful bid for the seat of Wentworth in last month's by-election, the Small Business Party has set its sights on the NSW state election. Twice elected independent Sydney councillor Angela Vithoulkas founded the party earlier this year to advocate for small business owners who she believes major parties overlook. "The […]

“Excessive” penalty rates under attack

By Tang Li The NSW Business Chamber launched an Easter campaign to end “excessive penalty rates” last weekend as the contentious issue picks up steam in public debate. Dozens of restaurants, cafes and small businesses closed over the Easter long weekend in protest against penality rates that have seen junior staff paid up to $50 […]

Moore opposes compulsory vote for business

Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s office has lashed out at recommendations made by a NSW parliamentary inquiry which would require all local businesses to vote in council elections. The Electoral Matters Committee report recommends the City of Sydney adopt the electoral model used by the City of Melbourne “in all respects,” which includes compulsory voting for […]