Nick Sherry

Push to ease business blues

FEDERAL Small Business Minister Nick Sherry is asking small business operators to respond to an options paper to identify gaps in the way small businesses resolve disputes with other businesses.

New guide for contractors

THE federal government has released an advisory handbook for independent contractors.In launching the ‘Independent Contractors: contracts made simple’ handbook, Small Business Minister Nic

Small Business Support Line turns one

The federal government's Small Business Support Line has celebrated its first birthday - taking its 20,000th call.

Big tax change looms for small business

A low-key tax ruling will have dramatic implications for thousands of small business owners.

Govt expects $700m from loophole closure

The federal government has introduced legislation to close the tax loophole around hobby farms and similar non-commercial pursuits by high-income individuals which is expected to deliver $700 million in revenue.

Sherry gets tough with credit laws

Australia's consumer credit laws are set for an overhaul with the federal government today releasing draft legislation that looks to slash red tape for business and impose tougher penalties for irresponsible lending.

New rule for partly paid shares

Controversy over last year's disastrous BrisConnection's float has prompted market regulators to change rules governing partly paid securities, imposing a new requirement for an agreement to be signed between a broker and a retail investor.

Gov to reduce super red tape

Superannuation Minister Nick Sherry has released a two-part discussion paper on the implementation of the government's superannuation clearing house measure and possible initiatives to reduce the number of lost super accounts.

Gov to ban naked short selling

Legislation imposing permanent restrictions on short selling needs to pass parliament before it rises for the long Christmas break next month, Corporate Governance Minister Nick Sherry says.

New financial literacy program for teens

The federal government has announced details of a new financial literacy program designed to help young people make decisions about insurance and superannuation in their future.