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DON’T GET CAUGHT OUT ONLINE

1 July 2016

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell said warnings from the ACCC about a website promising small businesses information on government assistance, is a timely reminder of the need to be wary online.

The ACCC has issued a warning about the conduct of Australian Business Funding Centre Pty Ltd (also known as Australian Business Financing Centre or ABFC) which operates a website promising small businesses access – for a costly fee – to an online database of government grants and loans.

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RSRT PAYMENTS ORDER INQUIRY: FINAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

29 June 2016

Owner-truck drivers and their families wishing to contribute to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s (ASBFEO) inquiry into the impact the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s (RSRT) Payments Order had on small businesses, are encouraged to do so before submissions close on Thursday.

ASBFEO Kate Carnell said the final community meetings for the inquiry will take place this week in Devonport and Tamworth, with the deadline for online and phone submissions scheduled for 5pm tomorrow, June 30, 2016.

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