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Newsletter from the Small Business Development Corporation

Volume 3 – Issue 5 – May 2014

  • 3 steps to hiring a web professional
  • From the Commissioner
  • Sally & Craig make sea change a success
  • New cyber fraud alert
  • WA State budget 2014-2015 – What’s in it for small business?
  • Have your say about the Personal Property Securities Act
  • Have your say about ASIC services
  • Inspiring WA women
  • Video: SBDC 30 years in 5 minutes

Link: SDBC Newsletter May 14

Chamber sundowner hosted by Bendigo Bank – Reminder its this Thursday at The Apple Tree Inn!

Come and find out what the Bendigo Bank is all about and what it can do for your business and our community at the Apple Tree Inn on Thursday 22nd May 6pm-8pm.   Link: Invitation_Bendigo

Finger food and arrival drink provided by our hosts. If you’re already a Bendigo Bank customer then come and catch up with other members and share your reasons for banking with the Bendigo.

Please RSVP for finger food numbers to Kiara Dawson on or
call 9731 2446 by next Friday 16 May 2014.

Scammers impersonating Australia Post

There is currently a ‘Australia Post’ virus email doing the rounds. When you click the Print Shipping Label, it encrypts your PC data using a variant of Crypto Locker then holds you to ransom. This one has already affected a number of companies so best beware.

The picture shows what it looks like (a member has just received it in their inbox) and here is some more info:


Privacy Act Amendments effective 12/3/14

There have been a number of amendments to the Privacy Act which came into effect on 12th  March 2014.  These changes are mostly to do with individual privacy protection regarding Medical Health Records and Credit Reporting and will not generally affect the way small businesses must comply, unless your business relates to either of these categories.

The Privacy Act now includes a set of 13 new harmonised privacy principles that regulate the handling of personal information by Australian and Norfolk Island Government agencies and some private sector organisations.

You can view the new personal privacy fact sheets here. In particular Fact Sheets 10 & 15 to 22 relate to how to protect your personal information with regard to credit reporting and health records.