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Executive director of the Export Council of Australia, Ian Murray, said that the budget had nothing of major significance for small business and absolutely nothing specifically for the exporter.

In a series of new articles we will be looking at the use of Intellectual Property (IP) by small and medium businesses (SMEs).

According to the Australian Small Business Key Statistics Report, more Australian businesses are using e-commerce to sell locally rather than overseas. The report, compiled from data gathered by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and released by the Minister for Small Business, Nick Sherry, states that while 86 percent of small businesses use e-commerce to sell within their own city or town, only 24 percent sell overseas.

Consumer Affairs Victoria has announced a new infoline to help small businesses in Victoria get support when dealing with consumer issues.