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Budget 2018-19: Small business wants a fair go, a level playing field and to get on with the job

8 May 2018
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman welcomes the Government working towards a level playing field for small business. Initiatives targeting tax avoidance and illegal phoenixing will empower small businesses who are doing the right thing to compete.
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Ombudsman supports NSW Farm Debt Mediation Amendment Bill

3 May 2018
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman today said it is pleasing to see the proposed amendments to the Farm Debt Mediation Act by the NSW Government.
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Case studies

Taking water bottles to the Oscars

It was a conversation at 5am one morning that changed everything. The day before, Jesse Leeworthy had pitched an idea to lifelong friend Jonathan Byrt over Skype for a new type of reusable water bottle that he believed could lure consumers away from single-use bottles.
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Bathroom accessories with a difference

Saul and Josh Cockburn gave up their full time jobs in law and advertising, and sold the unit they shared together, to turn their unique business idea into a reality.
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Luxury accessories tell indigenous stories

It’s not every day you can say the Prime Minister wears the ties you make, but that’s the reality for Amanda Healy, a Wonnarua woman from the Hunter Valley region.
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