Principals Update 14/06 Be aware of small business scams Scams that target small businesses come in many forms – from false bills for advertising or directory listings to being charged for goods you never ordered, and even being sent fake renewal notices for your domain name or a domain name very similar to your own. […]

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PRINCIPAL UPDATE 14/05 Scammers don’t only target consumers – they target small businesses too. Scams can reach any business, regardless of its size, age, location or industry sector, and cause that business to lose money. The ACCC’s Targeting scams report 2013 reveals that over 90,000 Australians reported scams to the ACCC last year, with almost […]

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PRINCIPAL 14/04 The ACCC is warning small business owners about false billing scams after the recently released 2013 Targeting scams report revealed a 45 per cent increase in complaints about these scams. “False billing scams continue to be the most common scam targeting the small business community, with 3,672 reports received in 2013 and almost […]

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PRINCIPAL 14/03 WH&S was taken seriously if the attendance at the two recent WH&S workshops is anything to go by. Thirty-one Member Principals or their WH&S Officers (or both) heard the message directly from WH&SQ Inspectors.     We would like to thank the following Member businesses for their attendance and taking WH&S seriously. Alfred […]

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PRINCIPAL 14/02 With the end of the financial year fast approaching, it is timely for employers to consider the following questions to ensure they are prepared for the next phase of the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) SuperStream. The SuperStream standard is part of the government’s Super Reform package aimed at providing a consistent, reliable electronic […]

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PRINCIPAL 14/01 If your business handles customer information, you are likely to be required to update your policy, procedures and systems to comply with a number of major changes to the Privacy Act 1998 (Cth) which came into effect on March 12. Otherwise you may face costly penalties of up to $340,000 for individuals or […]

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