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Mental health support for farmers must extend to small business owners

Monday, October 29, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell welcomes the $5 billion Future Drought Fund to support farmers and communities in rural and regional Australia.

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Ombudsman: e-invoicing will improve small business cash flow

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell today welcomed Treasury’s public consultation on how e-invoicing arrangements can be best managed, saying it makes small businesses more productive by streamlining payment

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SME tax cuts will increase employment and business investment

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell welcomes Coalition and Opposition support for fast tracked tax cuts for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), saying it will mean more jobs and a boost in investment.

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Positive mental health key to business success

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

“Today marks World Mental Health Day; a timely reminder for Australian small businesses and family enterprises to assess their work practices and culture,” the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell said.

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Small business will be disappointed with Royal Commission interim report: Ombudsman

Friday, September 28, 2018

Following the release of Commissioner Hayne’s interim report, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell said there will be a lot of disappointed small businesses who were adversely affected by aggressive bank beha

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RBA small business finance report backs Ombudsman’s recommendations

Friday, September 21, 2018

Small business owners and start-ups are still finding it difficult to access finance to start or grow their businesses, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) latest bulletin,

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Celebrating Australia’s family businesses

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

“With more than 1.4 million family businesses operating in Australia, today is a timely reminder to recognise and ce

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Ombudsman welcomes extension to crowdfunding eligibility

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell today welcomed the passing of legislation to extend crowdfunding eligibility.

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