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6PR BREAKFAST – INTERVIEW WITH STEVE MILLS AND BASIL ZEMPILAS

2 December 2016

E&EO…

Subject:  ASBFEO Payment Times and Practices Inquiry.

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A NEW ERA OF FAIRNESS AND PRODUCTIVITY

30 November 2016

The passage of legislation clearing the way for the re-establishment of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC), along with the Security of Payments Working Group, marks a new era of fairness and productivity in the building sector, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell said.

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Would you like more information on unfair contract terms?

A new law is now in place to help better protect small businesses from unfair terms in ‘Standard Form Contracts’.

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Case studies

Revival of a silver screen icon

Making your passion your profession

David Kilderry’s love of cinema began when his parents built a second story on their house in Reservoir, Victoria; from David’s new bedroom window, he could see the Coburg Drive-In screen.

“It was a little way away, but I could see it and I fell in love with drive-ins then and there,” David recalled.

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From little things…

The evolution of a product

Working hard to make ends meet as a young single mum, Loo Taylor decided to start selling her home-made terry towelling cushions at the Fremantle markets near Perth.

Cushions weren’t her only area of expertise though; Loo also made hair clips.

“I had long hair at the time, and after I cut it all off, I started making clips with flowers on them to wear,” Loo explained.

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Vines, wines and not enough time!

A mutual interest

It was a love of fine wines that inspired one Canberra couple to start their own small business.

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