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Loan scheme a lifeline to small businesses hit by COVID crisis: Ombudsman

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed media reports that Treasury is considering a revenue-contingent business loan scheme, saying it would provide a lifeline to small businesses recovering from the COVID crisis.

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Small businesses urged to register assets before insolvency explosion

Monday, February 1, 2021

Ombudsman Kate Carnell says it is essential for small business owners to secure their assets and business loans, with economists predicting a steep rise in insolvencies this year.

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Dairy farmers can seek help without fear of retribution: Ombudsman

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says dairy farmers in dispute can get in touch with her office for initial guidance, without fear of retribution.

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Small business subbies to get paid faster under NSW Govt program

Monday, January 25, 2021

Ombudsman Kate Carnell has commended the NSW Government for its new pilot program that will see some small business subcontractors get paid in 20 business days.

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Small businesses closing doors amid public liability insurance crisis

Friday, January 22, 2021

Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called on the Federal Government to implement the recommendations in her Insurance Inquiry, saying small businesses are being forced to close their doors because they can’t get public liability insurance.

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JobKeeper flaw creates staffing issues for struggling small businesses

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is calling on the Federal Government to change JobKeeper rules to allow struggling small businesses to replace staff.

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Access to capital critical to survival in perfect storm: Ombudsman

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is urging the Federal Government to establish a revenue-contingent loan scheme for small businesses.

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Ombudsman calls for new software-specific R&D Tax Incentive

Monday, January 11, 2021

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called for an industry-specific R&D Tax Incentive.

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