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IR reforms crucial to kick-start the economy: Ombudsman

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Ombudsman says the government’s concerns about Australia’s overly complex industrial relations system are shared by the nation’s small business community.

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Small businesses reminded to get Single Touch Payroll ready

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has reminded small businesses they have until 30 September to adopt Single Touch Payroll (STP).

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Deregulation good for Australian small businesses

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has welcomed the federal government’s latest commitment to cutting red tape.

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Banks assume role of moral compass for legitimate businesses

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell says banks are wrong to discriminate against legitimate small businesses in the adult industry.

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SME innovation under threat as patent regime faces the axe: Ombudsman

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The ASBFEO, Kate Carnell has urged the federal government not to abolish the low-cost innovation patent regime, saying this would create a significant barrier to small businesses.

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Ombudsman urges prospective franchisees to do their homework

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell is urging prospective franchisees to do their homework before investing.

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Ombudsman seeks feedback on Business Funding Guide

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell is seeking feedback on the ground-breaking Business Funding Guide.

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Ombudsman backs mental health support for small business owners

Monday, September 2, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has praised Beyond Blue for supporting the mental health of small business owners.

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