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Amazon asked to ensure compliance with Australian unfair contract terms legislation

Wednesday, 20th Sep 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has written to Amazon to ensure the company complies with Australia’s unfair contract terms legislation.

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Ombudsman celebrates National Family Business Day

Tuesday, 19th Sep 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman today celebrates Australian family businesses and their contribution to the economy.

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Small business registrations should be streamlined

Tuesday, 19th Sep 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Ombudsman has called for the consolidation of registration requirements for small business.

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New financial dispute resolution a landmark initiative

Thursday, 14th Sep 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has welcomed the Government’s landmark move to establish a new one-stop-shop to resolve small business disputes with banks – the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA

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Re: Unique identification number for company directors

Tuesday, 12th Sep 2017
Comments attributable to Kate Carnell
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
 
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Open banking would improve access to finance for small business

Friday, 1st Sep 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has welcomed government moves to reduce regulatory barriers to entry for new entrants to the banking system.

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Big four banks change loan contracts to eliminate unfair terms from small business contracts

Thursday, 24th Aug 2017

Following a commitment to further review their small business loan contracts, the big four banks have now agreed to specific changes with ASIC to eliminate unfair terms from their contracts.

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Payment times improve but more needs to be done

Wednesday, 23rd Aug 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has welcomed new data which shows that late payment performance is beginning to improve.

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