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MYEFO spreads Christmas cheer to small businesses

Monday, December 16, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the mid-year budget update, saying it contains some welcome gifts for small businesses.

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Ombudsman recommends sweeping changes to R&D Tax Incentive administration

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is recommending a suite of reforms to the administration of the R&DTI, as part of a comprehensive report released today.

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Red tape buster a breakthrough for NDIS small businesses: Ombudsman

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The ASBFEO Kate Carnell says small businesses delivering disability support services will have less red tape to deal with, now the federal government has simplified the NDIS provider registration and audit process.

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My Business Health a lifeline to small business owners under strain

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

My Business Health, a web portal designed to provide holistic support to small business owners, is open for business.

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Ombudsman welcomes new legislation to combat illegal phoenixing

Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed newly introduced legislation to implement Director Identification Numbers (DIN) and modernise business registers.

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Ombudsman welcomes legislation to establish Business Growth Fund

Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed new legislation introduced today by the federal government to establish the Australian Business Growth Fund.

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Ombudsman supports Academy for Enterprising Girls

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has thrown her support behind the Academy for Enterprising Girls, which launched today.

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Small grocer collective bargaining proposal a game-changer: Ombudsman

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says small supermarkets should be able to engage in collective bargaining to remain competitive and viable.

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