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Ombudsman welcomes new legislation to combat illegal phoenixing

Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed newly introduced legislation to implement Director Identification Numbers (DIN) and modernise business registers.

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Ombudsman welcomes legislation to establish Business Growth Fund

Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed new legislation introduced today by the federal government to establish the Australian Business Growth Fund.

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Ombudsman supports Academy for Enterprising Girls

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has thrown her support behind the Academy for Enterprising Girls, which launched today.

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Small grocer collective bargaining proposal a game-changer: Ombudsman

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says small supermarkets should be able to engage in collective bargaining to remain competitive and viable.

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High growth SMEs to get a boost from Business Growth Fund

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The ASBFEO Kate Carnell says high growth SMEs will get the boost they need, with the big four banks backing the $540 million Australian Business Growth Fund.

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Deregulation Agenda to reduce burden on small business

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has welcomed the federal government’s new measures announced as part of its Deregulation Agenda.

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Ombudsman calls for better protections of employee wages

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is calling on the federal government to make it easier for Australians’ wages to be paid on time.

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Small businesses in financial trouble urged to seek help early

Monday, November 18, 2019

In reviewing early feedback, it is clear that small businesses experiencing financial difficulties are often leaving it too late to seek help.

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