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Celebrate family businesses this National Family Business Day

Friday, September 17, 2021

Ombudsman Bruce Billson is encouraging Australians to celebrate and support family businesses on National Family Business Day.

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National Small Business Commissioners Forum Communique

Friday, September 17, 2021

On this national Family Business day, the State Small Business Commissioners and the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman have met to further our collaborative efforts within our jurisdictions, to support our nation’s vital...

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Ombudsman welcomes Government’s support for least cost routing

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Ombudsman Bruce Billson welcomes the Government’s commitment to lowering costs for businesses through least cost routing.

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Ombudsman welcomes cancellation and suspension of Australian credit licences

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has welcomed ASIC’s announcement that they have cancelled or suspended Australian credit licences for failing to be a member of the Australian Financial Complaints...

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Temporary insolvency protections sensible as lockdowns continue

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Ombudsman Bruce Billson has urged the Federal Government and regulators to consider the reactivation of temporary insolvency protections, to support small and family businesses doing it tough in lockdown.

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Ombudsman welcomes support for small businesses in lockdown

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has welcomed the additional support to small businesses impacted by protracted lockdowns, announced by the Australian Government.

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Banks offer certainty to small businesses impacted by lockdowns

Saturday, July 10, 2021

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has welcomed the banks’ ongoing efforts to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns.

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Thriving Indigenous business sector contributing billions to economy

Friday, July 9, 2021

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson is encouraging Australians to support Indigenous businesses, as the nation celebrates NAIDOC WEEK 2021.

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