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Barriers to investment study

Investment by Australian small to medium enterprises (SMEs) is at a historically low level despite theoretically favourable conditions for investment. To understand this problem more fully and determine possible solutions, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has consulted with a range of SMEs, representative organisations, advisors and experts across the sector.

Issues that were identified include: Access to capital, red tape, energy prices and workplace relations.

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