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With new sources of venture capital funding Australia can boost innovation and its economy. Image sourced from

Significant Investor Visa misses the mark on VC and innovation

Australia can attract much needed venture capital funding through its Significant Investor Visa system, but only if a proposed new system is designed well.
Small Business Minister Bruce Billson said a single online registration site for small business would be established. AAP/Alan Porritt

Budget to smooth the way for small business start-ups

Registration of small businesses will be streamlined as part of the government’s package for the sector, which will be a centrepiece of Tuesday’s budget.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott can use the latest Newspoll as evidence to his colleagues that he is clawing back. AAP/Lukas Coch

Labor ahead in Newspoll, but Abbott gains ground on Shorten

The government goes into next week’s budget trailing Labor on a two-party basis but satisfaction with Tony Abbott has risen to a seven month high in the latest Newspoll.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to lowering taxes. AAP/Nikki Short

Small business win in a budget with ‘fair’ savings: Abbott

Tony Abbott has reaffirmed that the government’s aim is “always to get taxes down” in a speech also saying that the May 12 budget will offset all new spending with “responsible and fair” savings.

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