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New report shines light on national cash-flow crisis

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell says fresh data reveals the extent of the cash flow crisis for small and medium-sized businesses in Australia.

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Ombudsman welcomes proposed extension of super amnesty

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has welcomed the federal government’s proposal to extend the amnesty to tackle non-payment of workers’ superannuation.

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Ombudsman concerned by report UGL is extending payment times

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell is concerned by reports that engineering group UGL plans to change its bill payment timeframe.

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Ombudsman celebrates National Family Business Day

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is celebrating National Family Business Day today, encouraging people to shop local.

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IR reforms crucial to kick-start the economy: Ombudsman

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Ombudsman says the government’s concerns about Australia’s overly complex industrial relations system are shared by the nation’s small business community.

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Small businesses reminded to get Single Touch Payroll ready

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has reminded small businesses they have until 30 September to adopt Single Touch Payroll (STP).

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Deregulation good for Australian small businesses

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has welcomed the federal government’s latest commitment to cutting red tape.

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Banks assume role of moral compass for legitimate businesses

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell says banks are wrong to discriminate against legitimate small businesses in the adult industry.

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