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Small businesses reminded to reach out on World Mental Health Day

Saturday, October 10, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has urged struggling small business owners to reach out for help on World Mental Health Day (October 10).

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Labor’s cheaper childcare plan works for women in small business

Friday, October 9, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says Labor’s alternative Budget plan to make childcare cheaper, would deliver essential support to women in small business.

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Federal Budget prioritises small business owners’ mental health

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the Federal Government’s $4.26 million budget commitment to rolling out a new mental health program for small business owners.

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Blockbuster budget a cash splash for small businesses

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Ombudsman Kate Carnell says the Federal Government’s 2020 Budget is one for the history books, with a record spend that will help lift small businesses out of the COVID crisis.

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Loss carry back scheme would boost otherwise profitable businesses

Friday, October 2, 2020

Ombudsman Kate Carnell says formerly profitable small businesses impacted by the COVID crisis would get a much-needed cash flow boost if loss carry-back tax provisions are re-introduced.

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Beyond Blue small business mental health initiative a life-saver: Ombudsman

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has praised Beyond Blue for its latest initiative to support the mental health of small business owners.

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Ombudsman congratulates Outstanding Western Sydney Women

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has congratulated the winners of the Outstanding Western Sydney Women Awards.

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United call for Small Business Viability Review program in budget

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The nation’s peak accounting and bookkeeping bodies have joined forces with ASBFEO to make a united call for a Small Business Viability Review program to be included in the Federal Budget.

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