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Call to rural and regional small businesses: take our payment times survey

Monday, November 26, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has called for small businesses and family enterprises in rural and regional areas to fill in the payment times survey this week, before it closes on Friday afternoon.

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White Ribbon Day: Family domestic violence fact sheet for small businesses released

Friday, November 23, 2018

In recognition of White Ribbon Day today, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has released a Fast Fact on domestic family violence for small businesses.

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Big wins for smaller end of town: Ombudsman

Thursday, November 22, 2018

“The announcement by the Prime Minister last night to ensure large businesses pay small to medium enterprises (SMEs) within 20 days as a condition of future government contracts is a major win for the SME sector,” the Australian Small Business and...

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Micro-businesses would benefit from free tax advice

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell welcomes the proposal by Andrew Leigh MP to provide funding for 10 free tax clinics across the country to assist micro-businesses and low income taxpayers in understanding...

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Flexible paid parental leave a win for small businesses

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

“Australia’s small business owners will appreciate the flexibility of the new-look paid parental leave scheme announced today by the government,” the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell said today.

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Funding to unlock investment barrier for small businesses

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ombudsman Kate Carnell welcomes the announcement by the Treasurer to introduce an Australian Business Securitisation Fund and facilitate further discussion on the development of an Australian Business Growth Fund.

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Payment times review will identify Australia's worst payers

Monday, November 12, 2018

Ombudsman Carnell is reviewing payment times to measure the effects of late or extended payment practices on the cash flow of small businesses and family enterprises in Australia.

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Name and shame proposal has merit: Ombudsman

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman welcomes the announcement yesterday by Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh of a proposal to help deal with the phoenixing of companies.

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