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Subcontractors on HMAS Albatross project need to be paid

Monday, July 23, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, welcomed the NSW Government’s leadership in resolving outstanding payments to subcontractors caught in the Pacific Highway project, with around $7.3 million being owed by

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Phoenix hotline a good idea but will not protect small businesses

Monday, July 16, 2018

“At the end of the day, a phoenix hotline will not protect unsecured creditors - small businesses – because they are at the bottom of the list of creditors when a company unscrupulously goes belly-up,” the Australian Small Business and Family Ente

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Ombudsman urges governments to act on ACCC retail electricity pricing report

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman welcomed the ACCC’s retail electricity pricing report released today and urged state/territory and Australian governments to act on the recommendations that impact small businesses.

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Ombudsman: Australia behind the eight ball on accessible capital for small business

Friday, June 29, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), Kate Carnell, today released the Affordable Capital for SME Growth report fr

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Online small business lenders release code of practice to improve transparency

Friday, June 29, 2018

  • Australia’s leading online small business lenders come together to release Code of best practice lending principles.

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Majority of small business owners to benefit from 1 July tax cuts

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The majority of Australian small businesses - 83.7% with a taxable income of under $100,000 - will benefit from the first tranche of the recently legislated income tax cut package, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kat

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Ombudsman calls for a more rigorous public examination of CBA/Bankwest by Royal Commission

Monday, June 25, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has called for the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry to more rigorously examine a range of unanswered questio

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Ombudsman welcomes spotlight on small business energy pressures

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell welcomed the spotlight on the complexity of doing business with energy retailers for Australian small businesses.

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