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Ombudsman launches Insolvency Practices Inquiry

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Ombudsman announces an inquiry into the insolvency system, to investigate if current insolvency practices achieve the best possible outcome for small and family businesses in financial trouble.

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Take stock on World Mental Health Day: Ombudsman

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has urged small business owners to take a moment to consider their wellbeing ahead of World Mental Health Day.

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Lending to small business crucial to economic growth: Ombudsman

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell agrees with RBA Governor Philip Lowe’s view that small business needs support from our financial institutions.

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Ombudsman backs NT’s October Business Month

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell is encouraging the community to support the Northern Territory’s 14,000-plus businesses during October Business Month.

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New report shines light on national cash-flow crisis

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell says fresh data reveals the extent of the cash flow crisis for small and medium-sized businesses in Australia.

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Ombudsman welcomes proposed extension of super amnesty

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has welcomed the federal government’s proposal to extend the amnesty to tackle non-payment of workers’ superannuation.

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Ombudsman concerned by report UGL is extending payment times

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell is concerned by reports that engineering group UGL plans to change its bill payment timeframe.

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Ombudsman celebrates National Family Business Day

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is celebrating National Family Business Day today, encouraging people to shop local.

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