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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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Next generation of employment services report to help small businesses find the right job candidate

Friday, December 14, 2018

Ombudsman Kate Carnell today welcomed the release of a report on the future of employment services by Minister Kelly O’Dwyer.

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Major banks still 'feeding' off small businesses

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Despite promises, the major banks have not implemented the least-cost routing of their tap-and-go payments for debit cards says Ombudsman.

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Project will help small businesses realise benefits of digital technology

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Ombudsman welcomes Small Business Digital Champions project to encourage small businesses across Australia to understand and make the most of the digital technology.

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