The Treasury provides advice on small business policy issues and assists the Australian Government in developing an internationally competitive and productive environment for small businesses.
For information and resources to assist small business visit business.gov.au.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman commenced on 12 March 2016 to advocate for small businesses and family enterprises, provide access to dispute resolution services and ensure government policies are small business friendly. To find out more visit www.asbfeo.gov.au.
Franchising Code of Conduct
The Franchising Code of Conduct regulates the conduct of franchisees and franchisors, including the obligation to act in good faith and for franchisors to disclose important information before a franchisee enters into a franchise agreement.
For further information, visit the Franchising Code of Conduct page.
Treasury Business Liaison
Treasury’s Business Liaison Program has maintained contact with organisations across Australia for over a decade and is an integral part of the forecasting process. Companies from major industry sectors participate in the program, ranging in size from large multinationals to smaller localised firms. The program also covers peak industry bodies and associations. Meetings are usually held with Chief Financial Officers, Finance Directors or Managing Directors, as well as market analysts. The program is managed by Treasury’s Macroeconomic Group with between 150 and 200 face-to-face meetings conducted each year.
For further information, visit the Business Liaison page.
Australian National Contact Point
The primary function of the ANCP is to provide a forum for discussion with stakeholders, including multinational enterprises, businesses, non‑government organisations, and other government departments and agencies, on matters relating to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
For further information on the ANCP and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, visit the Australian National Contact Point website.
The Panel is a peer review body that regulates corporate control transactions in widely held Australian entities, primarily by the efficient, effective and speedy resolution of takeover disputes.
For further information, visit the Takeovers Panel website.
Standard Business Reporting
SBR is an Australian Government initiative to reduce the business-to-government reporting burden. SBR has been co-designed by Australian, state and territory government agencies in partnership with software developers, business, accountants, bookkeepers, tax agents and payroll professionals.
For further information and to contribute to the business reporting discussion, visit the Standard Business Reporting website.