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Contracts with Viewble Media and The Shoppers Network

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

If your business has been impacted by a contract with Viewble Media Pty Limited and The Shoppers Network Australia for advertising content, contact us.

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Time for banks to show they have actually changed

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman's response to the final report of the Banking Royal Commission.

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One Nation small business payment policy a step in the right direction

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Ombudsman Kate Carnell today welcomed the call by One Nation to legislate a mandatory payment system to ensure small businesses were paid within “30 days from the end of the month … unless agreed at the outset of the contract”.

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Increase and extension to instant asset write-off for small businesses

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

From today, the instant asset write-off scheme will be available to small businesses until 30 June 2020 for assets purchased under $25,000 in value.

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Tough stance on unfair contract terms welcomed

Friday, January 25, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell today welcomed the Labor party’s commitment to three key changes to unfair contract terms legislation.

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Ombudsman welcomes Labor’s commitment to boost local SME investment

Monday, January 21, 2019

ASBFEO, Kate Carnell, today welcomed Labor’s announcement to boost investment in local small to medium enterprises by ensuring they get a better share of government contracts.

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Ombudsman supports employment services system reform

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, welcomed Labor’s policy announcement yesterday to overhaul the employment services system jobactive.

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Deemed statutory trusts feasible for construction industry projects

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A working paper on cascading deemed statutory trusts in the construction sector, released today by the Ombudsman, has determined the trusts are feasible.

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