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ACT leading the way on payroll tax

Monday, May 30, 2016

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell said the ACT government continues to lead by example on payroll tax following the announcement the threshold will be increased to $2 million.

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Payment times a problem for productivity

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Payment times, payroll tax and paperwork are shaping up as some of the key issues facing small business owners around the country, as the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s (ASBFEO) consultation period hits the half-way mark.

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Roundtable first stop on road to Payments Order Inquiry

Monday, May 16, 2016

Owner-truck drivers together with representatives from associated industry groups have met in Canberra today at a roundtable convened by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell, to gather feedback ahead of...

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ASBFEO to examine RSRT impact

Monday, May 9, 2016

The impact of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s (RSRT) Payments Order on small business owner-truck drivers will be investigated by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO).

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It’s never been a more exciting time to be an SME

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Measures outlined in the Federal Budget will give more than three million small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Australia, the confidence to invest their time and money in the long-term future of their business, Australian Small Business and...

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Small businesses warned against cyber threats

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A recent cyber attack on a number of small business websites by pro-terrorist hackers is a timely reminder of the threats facing online shopfronts, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell said.

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Confidence restored for owner-drivers

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

..Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell said Federal Parliament’s vote to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) is a significant shot in the arm for small business owner-truck drivers, who...

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New online platform to share big ideas from small business owners

Friday, April 15, 2016

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell has launched a new and innovative online platform to engage directly with her constituency and hear first-hand the issues facing small businesses in Australia.

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