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Franchise Disclosure Registry to help restore confidence in sector

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Bruce Billson has welcomed plans to establish a new mandatory Franchise Disclosure Registry, saying it will provide prospective franchisees with vital information needed prior to entering into a binding franchise agreement.

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Budget paves way for small business-led national economic recovery

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Ombudsman Bruce Billson says the Federal Government’s 2021 Budget is a clear acknowledgement that small and family businesses are central to the nation’s economic recovery and future prosperity.

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New rules to ensure small businesses in dispute with ATO get a fairer go

Monday, May 10, 2021

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson says small businesses in dispute with the ATO will get a fairer go, under new rules proposed by the Australian Government.

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30% tax offset a game-changer for Australian industry: Ombudsman

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Ombudsman Bruce Billson has welcomed the Australian Government’s $1.2 billion investment in the nation’s digital future, including the 30% tax offset for the video game industry.

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Storm clouds to clear for Northern Australian small businesses

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Ombudsman Bruce Billson says insurance premiums will be more affordable for small businesses in Northern Australia, under a new Federal Government scheme to launch next year.

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Ombudsman, Australia Post work towards perishable goods solution

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Ombudsman Bruce Billson met with Australia Post today in a collaborative effort to resolve issues with delivery of perishable goods to support small business food producers.

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Ombudsman working with Australia Post to support food producers

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Ombudsman Bruce Billson says today’s decision by Australia Post to continue shipping perishable goods across the country will bring joyful relief to small business food producers.

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Ombudsman calls on Australia Post to support food producers

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Ombudsman Bruce Billson has called on Australia Post to defer its plans to stop delivering perishable goods, saying this would be a crushing blow to small business producers.

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