EXPLAIN WHY THIS IS RELEVANT TO THE STORY as they had been in operation since 1991 and were neither company nor a corporation.
This business had been operating since 1991 as a sole-trader, non-incorporated business. In 2006 it was sold and became a family non-incorporated partnership.
The reason that this is important, is that in March 2006 the Federal Government by legislation, took over the incorporated small businesses in most of the States of Australia. The non-incorporated stayed under their State Awards system.
Therefore, this business on the 1/1/2010 was classed as a non-incorporated operating business that had employed staff, trainees and school students work experience.