A few tips for small business:

Rather than get in a temp, try outsourcing small tasks like database entry via Airtasker.

Don’t forget the option of employing a traveller for a short time. Many websites like this one allow you to advertise a job and search for candidates at not cost.

A bonus of $1000 is available each financial year for employers who hire an eligible mature age job seeker.

And from the ATO – from 2012/13, the small business instant asset write-off threshold has increased from $1,000 to $6,500.