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QLD Budget supports small business innovation

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell said the small business measures outlined in the Queensland State Budget reflect the importance of innovation in the long-term success of the sector.

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TWU advert a disgrace

Friday, June 10, 2016

Kate Carnell – the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) – has condemned a Transport Workers Union television advertisement linking rates of pay in the trucking industry to road fatalities, describing it as blatant...

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RSRT Payments Order Inquiry: community meetings underway

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The first of a series of community meetings on the impact the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s (RSRT) Payments Order had on small businesses was held in Adelaide this morning. 

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Payments Order Inquiry: owner-drivers invited to tell their story

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell is calling on owner-truck drivers impacted by the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s (RSRT) Payments Order, to come forward and share their experience.

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ACT leading the way on payroll tax

Monday, May 30, 2016

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell said the ACT government continues to lead by example on payroll tax following the announcement the threshold will be increased to $2 million.

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Payment times a problem for productivity

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Payment times, payroll tax and paperwork are shaping up as some of the key issues facing small business owners around the country, as the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s (ASBFEO) consultation period hits the half-way mark.

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Roundtable first stop on road to Payments Order Inquiry

Monday, May 16, 2016

Owner-truck drivers together with representatives from associated industry groups have met in Canberra today at a roundtable convened by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell, to gather feedback ahead of...

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ASBFEO to examine RSRT impact

Monday, May 9, 2016

The impact of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s (RSRT) Payments Order on small business owner-truck drivers will be investigated by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO).

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