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Call for subcontractors to be paid promptly

Monday, 16th Oct 2017
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman is examining payment terms and conditions for subcontractors working on government projects.
 
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High energy costs slash small business investment

Friday, 13th Oct 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has expressed dismay that politicians continue to argue over energy policy while small businesses suffer.

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Statement re penalty rates

Wednesday, 11th Oct 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has welcomed the Federal Court’s judgment to uphold the Fair Work Commission decision on penalty rates.

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NAB lead on simpler small business contracts welcomed

Friday, 6th Oct 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has welcomed the introduction of shorter, plain English loan contracts by National Australia Bank for small business borrowers.

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Amazon asked to ensure compliance with Australian unfair contract terms legislation

Wednesday, 20th Sep 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has written to Amazon to ensure the company complies with Australia’s unfair contract terms legislation.

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Ombudsman celebrates National Family Business Day

Tuesday, 19th Sep 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman today celebrates Australian family businesses and their contribution to the economy.

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Small business registrations should be streamlined

Tuesday, 19th Sep 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Ombudsman has called for the consolidation of registration requirements for small business.

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New financial dispute resolution a landmark initiative

Thursday, 14th Sep 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has welcomed the Government’s landmark move to establish a new one-stop-shop to resolve small business disputes with banks – the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA

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