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Ombudsman welcomes new tax rules for government tender bids

Friday, June 14, 2019

New rules requiring companies to prove they have a clean tax record when tendering for major government contracts is a welcome improvement, the ASBFEO Kate Carnell says.

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Ombudsman welcomes Bill to better protect subcontractors

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

ASBFEO Kate Carnell has welcomed changes to the Small Business Development Corporation Act 1983 tabled by Small Business Minister Paul Papalia in the Western Australian Parliament today.

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Ombudsman welcomes Victorian Business Growth Fund

Friday, June 7, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed plans by the Victorian Government to establish a Business Growth Fund to help SMEs access capital.

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Call for more transparency by APRA heard by ACCC

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell is pleased the ACCC has proposed improved transparency around APRA's operations, but more needs to be done.

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Ombudsman welcomes ACCC collective bargaining plan for small businesses

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has welcomed the ACCC's proposed exemption to collective bargaining for small businesses.

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Ombudsman looks forward to working with new shadow ministry

Monday, June 3, 2019

Ombudsman Kate Carnell welcomes the new federal shadow ministry, and looks forward to working closely with Shadow Minister for Small and Family Business, Brendan O’Connor and Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations, Tony Burke.

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Ombudsman respects independent minimum wage decision

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Ombudsman Kate Carnell acknowledges and respects the Fair Work Commission’s decision to lift the national minimum wage by 3%.

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Ombudsman thanks Andrew Leigh on efforts to support Australian small businesses

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Ombudsman Kate Carnell thanks Andrew Leigh for his commitment to the small business sector while serving as part of Labor’s frontbench economic team.

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