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ASBFEO Newsletter - Support for small businesses under pressure

31 March 2021

Wow – what a month. Small business owners were forced to dig deep in March. Drawing upon the courage and resilience they have demonstrated in the past year, small businesses were once again facing incredible challenges. Many were impacted by severe...

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ASBFEO Newsletter - Valentine’s day lockdown causes heartache for Victorian small businesses

28 February 2021

Valentine’s Day brought heartbreak for thousands of small businesses in Victoria. A snap five-day lockdown forced small businesses across the state to close their doors ahead of what was anticipated by many to be the busiest weekend of trade in...

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ASBFEO Newsletter - New year, new laws to help protect small business

29 January 2021

The New Year brought a fresh set of challenges for those small businesses impacted by the latest round of sudden trading restrictions and border closures as a result of COVID outbreaks and new strains of the virus detected.

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ASBFEO Newsletter - Ombudsman releases Insurance Inquiry report

23 December 2020

December has been a busy month for my office. We released our Insurance Inquiry final report, which found widespread market failure in regards to the availability and affordability of essential small business insurance products.

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ASBFEO Newsletter - Ombudsman releases Access to Justice Report

30 November 2020

November has been a busy month for small businesses, with restrictions continuing to ease – particularly in Victoria – and state borders set to re-open.

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