News

The Articles & Events section contains the latest news from the VSBC, information sheets and brochures, publications and information about upcoming events.

Articles & Events

20,000 applications referred to the VSBC since its commencement i...

The total number of applications received by VSBC since its commencement in 2003 has reached 20,000! This number includes all di...
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New Fair Work Ombudman resources – Franchisor Liability

Federal Parliament recently passed the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 (The PVW Act). The PVW Act i...
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ACCC Small Business & Franchising Consultative Committee

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Small Business and Franchising Consultative Committee was establishe...
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Federal Court rules on unfair contract terms

The Federal Court has declared, by consent, that eight terms in the standard form contract used by JJ Richards & Sons Pty...
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ACCC electricity supply & prices inquiry

The ACCC preliminary report into the electricity market highlights significant concerns about the operation of the National Ele...
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VSBC launches Mental Health Strategic Plan on World Mental Health...

It is important to remember small business owners on World Mental Health Day on 10 October, so the VSBC is highlighting the...
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New process for applying for a five year waiver certificate

The VSBC is continuing to develop its digital strategy by launching its new online process for applying and receiving Five Year ...
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Reminder – applications for Mediation Panel close midnight ...

A reminder that if you’re interested in becoming a member of the VSBC’s Mediation Panel, applications close at midni...
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ACCC takes action over unfair contract terms for second time in t...

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has taken court action for the second time in as many weeks to provide...
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