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Support local on National Family Business Day: Ombudsman

Friday, September 18, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is encouraging everyone to buy local this National Family Business Day (Friday 18 September).

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Cut super tax – don’t hit struggling small businesses: Ombudsman

Friday, September 11, 2020

Ombudsman Kate Carnell says the federal government could take some financial pressure off small businesses without adversely impacting workers, by deferring superannuation guarantee increases and cutting taxes on superannuation payments.

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Broken Victorian businesses should be spared closure costs: Ombudsman

Monday, September 7, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called on the Victorian Government to cover the costs associated with small business closures.

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Extended insolvency protections a relief for small businesses

Monday, September 7, 2020

Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the federal government’s extension of temporary insolvency and bankruptcy protections, to support struggling small businesses impacted by the COVID crisis.

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Payment Times Reporting Bill a step in the right direction: Ombudsman

Friday, September 4, 2020

Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed legislation passed in the Senate to implement the Payment Times Reporting Scheme, requiring big businesses to be transparent about their payment times.

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Axe fringe benefits tax to stimulate cash flow: Ombudsman

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Ombudsman Kate Carnell has urged the Federal Government to abolish fringe benefits tax (FBT) for at least two years to provide a much-needed cash flow boost to the economy and support struggling small businesses.

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Revenue contingent loans would boost confidence: Ombudsman

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Ombudsman Kate Carnell says small businesses would be more likely to take out a revenue contingent loan, than seek finance under the government’s current SME loan guarantee scheme.

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Ombudsman’s Insurance Inquiry sees surge in small business surveys

Friday, August 28, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s Insurance Inquiry has attracted a huge public response, with more than 700 surveys completed by small businesses so far.

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