New one-stop forum for Coronavirus suppliers

The Industry Capability Network has stepped up to the plate setting up a forum where manufacturers can find information about government requirements as they tackle the spread of Covid-19. The following Requests for Information and Expressions of Interest are currently open: # The Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources has released a…

Is the tax office clamping down hard on our SMEs?

By Peter Roberts Just when manufacturing SMEs are really doing it tough there is anecdotal evidence that the Australian Tax Office is coming down hard on the struggling sector. Two industry representative groups report anecdotal evidence of formerly accommodating tax office staff changing their attitude in the past week…for the worse. “One minute it was…