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Ombudsman’s office ready to assist with Dairy Code disputes

Thursday, December 17, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell is encouraging dairy farmers in dispute to contact her office.

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Ombudsman backs ACCC’s concerns over Woolworths’ PFD tilt

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says the ACCC is rightly concerned about Woolworths’ proposed acquisition of 65% of PFD Food Services Pty Ltd.

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Small business sector demonstrates resilience in COVID crisis: report

Monday, December 14, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has released her annual Small Business Counts report today.

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Ombudsman welcomes landmark insolvency reforms

Friday, December 11, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the passage of legislation, overhauling the national insolvency framework.

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Politicizing Insurance Inquiry not helping small business: Ombudsman

Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is disappointed by a Labor Party media statement that inappropriately politicized her Insurance Inquiry final report.

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Insurance market failure a national crisis killing small business: report

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Ombudsman Kate Carnell has handed down her Insurance Inquiry final report today, finding widespread market failure in regards to the availability and affordability of essential small business insurance products.

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Outdated court system is failing small businesses: Ombudsman

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Ombudsman Kate Carnell is calling for an overhaul of the dispute resolution framework, saying the current court system doesn’t work for small businesses.

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Faster payments to Victorian small businesses to kick-start economy

Friday, November 27, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the Victorian Government’s commitment to pay its small business supplier invoices within 10 business days.

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