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Banking Code needs real and meaningful changes

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman says there is much more to be actioned in ABA Banking Code of Practice.

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Review of compensation scheme for small businesses in dispute with ATO welcomed

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

ASBFEO, Kate Carnell welcomes the review of the Compensation for Detriment Caused by Defective Administration scheme.

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Ombudsman supports Labor proposal for tradie ‘pay day’

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Ombudsman, Kate Carnell welcomes the proposal by Labor to establish cascading statutory trusts for government construction projects.

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Labor’s proposed scheme to compensate bank victims welcomed by Ombudsman

Friday, February 22, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell welcomed the announcement today that Labor, if elected, will establish an independent compensation scheme for victims of financial institutions outside the timelines allowed...

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Ombudsman welcomes AFCA’s extended remit for small businesses

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell welcomed the announcement that the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) will consider financial complaints from eligible small businesses dating back to 1...

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Amended bill would give small businesses a fair go in court

Friday, February 15, 2019

Ombudsman Kate Carnell supports the amended bill, championed by Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Andrew Leigh that passed the Senate yesterday, which would allow small businesses better access to justice when in dispute with big business or government.

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National farm mediation scheme great news for farm businesses

Monday, February 11, 2019

Ombudsman welcomes agreement by federal, state and territory governments to enact a national farm debt mediation scheme.

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Bring on 'super-complaints' says Ombudsman

Friday, February 8, 2019

Ombudsman voices support for the ‘super-complaints’ proposal announced by Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh.

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