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Payroll tax cuts in Victoria a boost for small businesses

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Payroll tax holds small businesses back and Victoria’s cut to regional payroll tax will assist jobs and growth, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, said today.

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CBA's response to ASBFEO Report is much better than ABA's feeble effort

Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) is disappointed with the Australian Bankers Association’s (ABA) response to the inquiry into small business loans.

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ASBFEO calls for Budget policies to drive investment and transparency in small business dealings with big business and banks

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has proposed key policies for the 2017-18 Federal Budget to kick-start small businesses growth, create more jobs and promote more transparent and fairer relationships with banks...

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Small business should never be a bank for big business, says ASBFEO Payment Times Final Report

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) today called on the Australian Government to legislate to set a maximum payment time for big businesses to pay their small business suppliers.

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Tax cut a vote of confidence in small business and jobs

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell welcomed the Senate passing tax cuts for businesses with a turnover of up to $50 million, which will deliver a boost to small and medium-sized businesses across Australia.

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Tax cut will deliver relief to small business heavy-lifters

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The highly anticipated tax cut for small businesses will provide much needed relief for mum-and-dad owners, with an Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) report highlighting the amount of tax paid by the small business...

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Stop politicking on penalty rates and get the facts, says Small Business Ombudsman

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) today called for a full Parliamentary inquiry into penalty rates to ensure that the Fair Work Commission’s recent decision is not dumped in the face of political scaremongering...

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ASBFEO search for Australia’s best dispute resolution specialists

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The office of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) is today launching a nationwide campaign to identify the country’s premier dispute resolution specialists to work with the ASBFEO in helping keep small businesses...

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