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Ombudsman welcomes instant asset write-off extension

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell welcomed today the passing of legislation to extend the $20,000 instant asset write-off for a further 12 months.

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Fully independent review of Supplier Payment Code

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, is one of four independent panellists for the review of the Business Council of Australia’s (BCA) Supplier Payment Code.

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Ombudsman urges all lenders to small businesses to remove unfair terms from loan contracts

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), Kate Carnell is pleased Prospa’s standard form small business loan contract will be changed to comply with the unfair contract terms (UCT) legislation, but is disappointed it has taken a

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Automotive industry needs enforceable code of conduct

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, announced today support for an industry-specific legislated code of conduct for automotive dealerships that will be enforced by the Australian Competition Consumer Commis

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Industry funds should pledge to invest in small businesses, not just the big end of town

Monday, September 3, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, is pleased to see that industry funds are looking to lend to Australian businesses and hopes small businesses get to be part of the action.

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Outstanding commitment by NSW Government to fast track payments to small businesses

Friday, August 31, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), Kate Carnell, commended the NSW Government’s commitment to pay small businesses in five days by the end of 2019.

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Ombudsman welcomes Labor commitment for Second Commissioner in ATO

Friday, August 31, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, today welcomed the commitment by Labor to legislate to establish a Second Commissioner and Appeals Group within the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), to give small busine

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Push to protect small businesses from unfair terms in insurance contracts

Thursday, August 30, 2018

In a submission to Treasury this week, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman supported the extension of unfair contract terms (UCT) legislation to include insurance contracts.

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