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Fintech business lenders move to increase transparency

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, FinTech Australia and theBankDoctor.org today joined forces to release a report which outlines the steps taken by fintech lenders to increase transparency and disclosure.

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Ombudsman supports primary producer loan changes

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Private Member’s Bill introduced by Rebekha Sharkie MP would provide legislated protection to small family businesses in a capital intensive industry, such as farming, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell sai

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Small Business Ombudsman congratulates new Deputy Prime Minister

Monday, February 26, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, congratulated Michael McCormack on his appointment as leader of the National Party of Australia and Deputy Prime Minister this morning.

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One-stop-shop for dispute resolution welcomed by Ombudsman

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) welcomes the passing of legislation to establish the Australian Financial Complaints Authorit

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High expectations of Royal Commission by small business

Monday, February 12, 2018

On this, the first day of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman says now is the time for small businesses that have suffer

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Migration bills another burden on small business

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, says the legislation put forward around the skilled migration scheme is just another blow for small businesses.

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Quest for stability by regulators hurts small business

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, supports a key finding in the draft Productivity Commission report, Competition in the Australian Financial System, which states the benefits of competition to the

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Hike in minimum wage would savage small business

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

An increase to the minimum wage as suggested by Labor yesterday would be a devastating blow to small business operators across Australia, said the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman today.

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