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Credit to flow to small businesses under plan to remove roadblocks

Friday, September 25, 2020

Ombudsman Kate Carnell says an overhaul of lending laws proposed by the Federal Government would offer a necessary funding injection to the small business sector.

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Small businesses spared from unnecessary insolvency pain: Ombudsman

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Ombudsman Kate Carnell says the Federal Government has thrown struggling small businesses a lifeline today, announcing plans to overhaul insolvency rules.

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Faster, cheaper internet encourages small business to digitise

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed NBN Co’s $700 million plan to support small business innovation.

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Support local on National Family Business Day: Ombudsman

Friday, September 18, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is encouraging everyone to buy local this National Family Business Day (Friday 18 September).

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Cut super tax – don’t hit struggling small businesses: Ombudsman

Friday, September 11, 2020

Ombudsman Kate Carnell says the federal government could take some financial pressure off small businesses without adversely impacting workers, by deferring superannuation guarantee increases and cutting taxes on superannuation payments.

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Broken Victorian businesses should be spared closure costs: Ombudsman

Monday, September 7, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called on the Victorian Government to cover the costs associated with small business closures.

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Extended insolvency protections a relief for small businesses

Monday, September 7, 2020

Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the federal government’s extension of temporary insolvency and bankruptcy protections, to support struggling small businesses impacted by the COVID crisis.

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Payment Times Reporting Bill a step in the right direction: Ombudsman

Friday, September 4, 2020

Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed legislation passed in the Senate to implement the Payment Times Reporting Scheme, requiring big businesses to be transparent about their payment times.

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