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Working women, affordable childcare key to economic recovery: report

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says a new report by the Grattan Institute makes a clear economic case for affordable childcare.

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Ombudsman welcomes further support for Victorian businesses

Friday, August 7, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed changes to the JobKeeper eligibility criteria that will support more Victorian small businesses impacted by tighter restrictions.

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Quota suspension could spell curtains for film and TV small businesses

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The ASBFEO Kate Carnell says thousands of small businesses in the screen production industry could be left on the cutting room floor, if Australian content quotas are not reinstated.

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Ombudsman’s Insurance Inquiry inundated by survey responses

Monday, August 3, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says there has been an overwhelming public response to the Insurance Inquiry since it was launched last week.

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Insurance companies on notice as Ombudsman launches Inquiry

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has launched an inquiry into insurance affordability and availability today.

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Small businesses need to act fast as super amnesty deadline looms

Monday, July 27, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is reminding small businesses they have until September 7, 2020, to declare any errors in superannuation payments to staff, without facing harsh penalties.

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JobKeeper 2.0 a welcome relief for small businesses: Ombudsman

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says small businesses are breathing a sigh of relief after the federal government extended JobKeeper by six months.

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Fix broken system before ‘insolvency tsunami’ hits: Ombudsman

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The ASBFEO Kate Carnell says the Insolvency Practices Inquiry final report exposes the many systemic failures that have harmed small and family businesses, ahead of a predicted ‘tsunami’ of insolvencies to come.

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