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Amended bill would give small businesses a fair go in court

Friday, February 15, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell supports the amended bill, championed by Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Andrew Leigh that passed the Senate yesterday, which would allow small businesses better access to jus

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National farm mediation scheme great news for farm businesses

Monday, February 11, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell today welcomed the agreement by federal, state and territory governments to enact a national farm debt mediation scheme.

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Bring on 'super-complaints' says Ombudsman

Friday, February 8, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has voiced support for the ‘super-complaints’ proposal announced by Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh.

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Contracts with Viewble Media and The Shoppers Network

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has been approached by over 1,100 small businesses regarding contracts with Viewble Media Pty Limited and The Shoppers Network Australia for advertising content. Both Viewble M

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Time for banks to show they have actually changed

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell noted the Commissioner’s acknowledgement that the Australian Banking Association (ABA) Code of Banking Practice is ‘the chief protection for small business borrowers’ and

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One Nation small business payment policy a step in the right direction

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell today welcomed the call by One Nation to legislate a mandatory payment system to ensure small businesses were paid within “30 days from the end of the month … unless agree

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Increase and extension to instant asset write-off for small businesses

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

From today, the instant asset write-off scheme will be available to small businesses until 30 June 2020 for assets purchased under $25,000 in value.

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Tough stance on unfair contract terms welcomed

Friday, January 25, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell today welcomed the Labor party’s commitment to three key changes to unfair contract terms legislation.

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