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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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Ombudsman urges small businesses to get on the front foot at tax time

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Ombudsman Bruce Billson has urged struggling small and family businesses to be proactive at tax time, as a new report reveals declining payment plans despite record collectible debt owed to the ATO.

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Women recognised as key drivers of business growth on World MSME Day

Monday, June 28, 2021

Ombudsman Bruce Billson has recognised the rise of ‘womenpreneurs’ and the key role women will play in driving future business growth on World MSME Day.

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Ombudsman launches mental health program awareness campaign

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

A national awareness campaign about a free tailored mental health support service for small business owners has begun, amid new research revealing the emotional toll on small business owners during the past year.

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