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September

This month, we meet local organic producers and find out why the Australian industry is booming, and learn how scientists are battling to save our native plant species from the impacts of climate change. 

Australia’s 2.6 billion dollar organics industry is growing rapidly, driven by rising demand at home and new markets offshore.
Scientists are battling to save Australia's native species, with a nationwide study finding almost half are threatened by rising temperatures and erratic rainfall.

August

This month, we find out how Australian technology may help Timor-Leste become the world's first plastic neutral nation, meet an entrepreneur planning the world's biggest solar farm in the Northern Territory. We learn how small business can help to stamp out modern slavery, and how new techniques are helping people recovering from spinal cord injury. Plus new ways for Australia's struggling small business owners to access credit. Small Business Secrets - Saturday nights in SBS World News from 6.30 pm.

Technology donated to the Southeast Asian nation aims to recycle 20,000 tonnes of plastic each year - and inventors say it could also solve Australia’s plastic waste...
An Australian entrepreneur wants the Northern Territory desert to become home to the world’s biggest solar farm, with the electricity generated sent along...
Nazira Zuptarova wants to raise awareness of the 40 million people trapped in forced labour and human trafficking around the world and is calling on Australian...
Restoring movement in those who have had spinal cord injuries is the goal of a new centre in Sydney, with treatment based on innovative research finding success...
With business owners missing out on finance from the big banks, Kate Carnell has offered advice on alternative lending options.

July

This month: Australia's desperate taxi drivers welcome a lifeline, we meet an employment service founder who helps people with a disability into small business jobs, find out how an inner city restaurant is changing young Indigenous lives, and catch up with a founder helping to combat 'fake Indigenous art'.  And you can watch Small Business Secrets stories, Saturday nights on SBS World News from 6.30 pm.

Taxi drivers fighting to survive the rise of ridesharing have welcomed an Australian Tax Office announcement expected to lift their income.
For nearly 30 years, Nova Employment has supported people living with a disability to find work, including in its own office.
Charcoal Lane is celebrating a decade at the forefront of the Melbourne foodie scene, with trainees saying working with native ingredients has helped them...
Meet the small business founder helping to protect the rights of Indigenous artists, amid a broader crack down on the sale of 'fake' Aboriginal-style souvenirs.

June

This month, we find out how small business is impacted by sweeping tax law changes, and meet Indigenous innovators developing a ground earth ground station at Alice Springs. We meet filmmakers depicting the struggle of asylum seekers, and hear from Mecca Brands founder Jo Horgan our World Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Plus we meet a former peacekeeper funding humanitarian projects in Timor-Leste. Catch Small Business Secrets Saturday nights on SBS World News. 

From 1 July, all small businesses employing fewer than 20 staff in will face sweeping changes in the way they interact with the Australian Tax Office. Up to half of...
Indigenous Australians are expected to become leading participants in global satellite and space industry.
As Refugee Week is marked, a series of short films made by people who also have refugee or asylum seeker backgrounds is being screened in Sydney.
Jo Horgan, the founder of the Mecca Brands cosmetics chain, will compete with the world’s top business leaders in Monaco this weekend.
After being deployed as a peacekeeper in Timor-Leste, Shannon French set up two businesses to give back to the country - and help heal his own trauma.

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