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Ombudsman welcomes 30-day payment restoration by CIMIC, UGL

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed a commitment by engineering group UGL to restore 30 day payment terms for its small business suppliers in the new year.

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Refreshed Business Funding Guide supports COVID crisis survival

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

An updated Business Funding Guide, which has been revised to reflect feedback and support small businesses impacted by the COVID crisis, has been released today.

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Drowning travel agents need urgent lifeline as COVID crisis takes toll

Friday, November 20, 2020

Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called for an urgent response from the Federal Government regarding a critical support package for travel agents who have been decimated by the COVID crisis.

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30% tax offset would be a game-changer for industry: Ombudsman

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is backing the video game industry’s call for a 30% tax offset, to ensure Australian producers are internationally competitive.

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Fresh data proves worth of Indigenous procurement targets

Friday, November 13, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says Indigenous businesses secured over $850 million in Commonwealth contracts in 2019/20, proving that procurement targets are working.

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Insolvency reforms to help small businesses restructure: Ombudsman

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed legislation introduced into Parliament today, overhauling the insolvency framework.

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Indigenous businesses sector among fastest growing in Australia

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is encouraging Australians to support indigenous businesses, as the nation celebrates NAIDOC Week 2020.

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Crackdown on Unfair Contract Terms to protect small businesses

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed a national agreement to strengthen protections for small businesses from Unfair Contract Terms.

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