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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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Scrap RSRT to restore small business confidence

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell is calling on all Federal MPs and Senators to back legislation abolishing the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT).

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Small business given last minute reprieve

Monday, April 4, 2016

Just before it was about to come into effect, the Federal Court has granted a stay on the decision by the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s recent Order prescribing minimum payments for owner operator drivers. 

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Upwards of 70,000 small businesses’ livelihoods under threat

Friday, April 1, 2016

A number of independent truck drivers have contacted my office about the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s recent order prescribing minimum payments for owner operator drivers, which is due to take effect this coming Monday (April 4th).

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The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman wants to hear from you

Thursday, March 17, 2016

I am honoured to have been appointed as the inaugural Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman.

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The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman applauds Minister’s support for ‘effects test’

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Ms Kate Carnell AO, has commended the Minister for Small Business for supporting the ‘effects test’.

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Open for business: The Office of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, today announced the commencement of the Office of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO).

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