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Barriers to investment study (2017)

Investment by Australian small to medium enterprises (SMEs) is at a historically low level despite good conditions for investment. To better understand this problem and determine possible solutions, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman consulted with SMEs, representative organisations, advisors and experts across the sector.

Issues identified include: access to capital, red tape, energy prices and workplace relations.


Barriers to investment study (PDF 1MB)