Our department’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
See Australia.gov.au for whole of Australian Government COVID-19 advice.
12 April 2021
Businesses can no manage and update their organisational structures and submit group reports in the Payment Times Reporting Portal.
The reporting template for the Payment Times Reporting Scheme is now available.
25 March 2021
Share your feedback on the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombusdman (ASBFEO). Consultation closes 30 April 2021.
26 February 2021
Local industry capability register on the way for Melbourne, SE Queensland and Townsville businesses.
29 January 2021
The Payment Times Reporting Scheme commenced on the 1 Janurary 2021. The reporting portal is now available.
18 January 2021
Annual Pay On-Time Survey Performance Report for 2019-20 reveals that government agencies pay over 90% of low value invoices within 20 days.
11 December 2020
The Australian Government releases voluntary guidance for the automotive retailing industry aimed at improving transparency and fairness in the development of future automotive dealer agreements.
9 November 2020
Share your input on proposed changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct. Consultation is open until 4 December 2020.
There will be help and guidance material available to help business report under the Scheme.
Large businesses have been contacted by the department. See how you can prepare for the PTRS.
29 October 2020
The Australian Government’s 2020-21 budget increases support for small and family business with the $74 billion JobMaker Plan.
27 August 2020
The Ahead for Business digital hub for small business wellbeing has been relaunched and expanded.
20 August 2020
The Government will introduce stronger protections and greater transparency to support and restore confidence in the franchising sector.
23 June 2020
We are working with academics across Australia to build an evidence base on small business mental health.
17 June 2020
Small businesses affected by the recent bushfires can register to receive the support of a free dedicated business facilitator
14 February 2020
We welcome feedback on draft regulations to amend the Franchising Code of Conduct, improving transparency and cooperation for new car dealers and manufacturers.
17 January 2020
A new report presents initial analysis of transition programs for workers and supply chain businesses in the automotive industry.
19 August 2019
We are working with key small business and mental health representatives to brainstorm ideas to address complex wellbeing issues.
20 December 2018
Provide input on a Regulation Impact Statement to help address new car dealers’ concerns with their franchising relationships with car manufacturers.