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Banking on small business getting a fair go - The Daily Telegraph

16 February 2017

By Kate Carnell

What if I told you it was possible for a bank to default on a small business loan, even though the borrower has an impeccable loan history and has made each and every payment like clockwork?

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Why people discriminate against businesswomen - The Daily Telegraph

1 November 2016

By Kate Carnell

My first born came earlier than expected, and so it was that my baby daughter was only a few hours old when duty called me back to my small business pharmacy. 

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Small business a unifying force in the senate - MySmallBusiness

21 September 2016

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: what does a former fish and chip shop owner, a broadcaster and a lawyer have in common?  It’s not actually a riddle; I am of course talking about Pauline Hanson, Derryn Hinch and Nick Xenophon; a trio who,

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Banking inquiry gives ombudsman a chance to examine small business hardships - MySmallBusiness

8 September 2016

By Kate Carnell

Last week my office was tasked by the government to conduct an inquiry into the adequacy of the law and practices governing bank lending to small businesses.

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