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Advocating for small businesses and family enterprises

Please note: While our official consultation period has now closed in order for us to produce our forward-work plan, you can continue to use our interactive platform to voice your concerns. Keep an eye on our website where we will shortly publish our advocacy agenda.

The Office of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman opened a consultation period to find out from small businesses, family enterprises and representative associations what the key issues are when running a business, and what we should focus on as their advocate. While we have some ideas in mind, we asked for your help to assist us to decide which important issues to get behind.

What kind of ideas should I put forward?

We developed a short discussion paper aimed at providing some key information about our office and getting the conversation started about what you want from this role. However, you were able to raise any issue with us that you think we should be working on.

How do I submit ideas?

Your ideas could be submitted through our online interactive platform called thinkBIGsmallTALK. We encouraged you to submit your ideas, vote, and offer practical solutions about what you think can positively shape the Australian small business and family enterprise landscape. 

How long is the consultation period?

The consultation period will run from Friday 15 April 2016 until Thursday 30 June 2016.