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New report reveals challenges facing small business sector

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Australian small business sector is facing a major shake-up over the coming decade, with the highest proportion of small business owners aged between 45 and 59 years.

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Ombudsman investigating as ATO claws back millions in R&D claims

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell is concerned by reports the government clawed back $200 million in the 2018 financial year.

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Small businesses to benefit from national energy check program

Monday, August 26, 2019

Ombudsman commends introduction of free advice to help small businesses with 20 or less employees choose the best-priced energy options to suit their needs.

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Tertiary education training must meet local small business needs

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Speaking at ITEC19 Conference, Ombudsman says education professionals must consult with local small businesses so they can train the right people with the right skills.

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Ombudsman pays tribute to Tim Fischer AC

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has paid tribute to former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer.

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Ombudsman urges action on small business growth “collapse”

Monday, August 19, 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell says she is deeply concerned by fresh data showing small business growth is in crisis.

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Correcting the record on Small Business Fair Dismissal Code

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Review of the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code: clarification on the points made by the Secretary of the ACTU.

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“Small Business Fair Dismissal Code does not work”: Report

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Ombudsman Kate Carnell has handed down a review of the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code, recommending a suite of changes to help small business employers meet their obligations.

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