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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...

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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...

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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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Ombudsman welcomes small business’ return to Cabinet

Monday, August 27, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, welcomes the return of small business to Cabinet, signalling the importance of the sector to Australia and its economy.

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Illegal phoenixing activities spelt out in draft legislation: Ombudsman

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, said the proposed package of reforms to tackle illegal phoenixing announced yesterday clearly identifies which activities, in the course of transferring assets, are illegal.

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Cross border licence scheme will boost job opportunities

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell urges all state governments to support the proposed NSW Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR) program for architects, plumbers, drainers and gasfitters.

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