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Payment Times and Practices Inquiry

[PLEASE NOTE: This Inquiry is now complete.  The Report and Working Papers are available here]

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), in partnership with the Small Business Commissioners in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia, and in association with the Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA) and the Australian Institute of Credit Management (AICM), is conducting an inquiry to examine payment times and practices in Australia.

Input will be sought from state and territory governments and authorities, along with other relevant stakeholder groups in addition to businesses large and small.

This is the Ombudsman’s first self-initiated inquiry and will culminate in the presentation of a final report to the Minister for Small Business, the Hon. Michael McCormack MP, in March 2017.

Inquiry terms of reference can be found here.