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Faster payment times for over 5,000 small businesses

Thursday, 18th May 2017

Thousands of Australian small business suppliers will soon see the benefits of faster payment times after Rio Tinto announced a change to its payment terms.

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ASIC and ASBFEO hold banks to account on unfair contract terms

Tuesday, 16th May 2017

Following intervention by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), the big four banks are taking action to protect small businesses from unfair terms in

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ASBFEO welcomes Government's small business Budget focus - instant asset write-off extension and move on banks to deliver fairness

Tuesday, 9th May 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) welcomes the extension of the $20,000 instant asset write-off scheme announced in tonight’s Budget and a range of other pro-small business initiatives.

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Payroll tax cuts in Victoria a boost for small businesses

Saturday, 6th May 2017

Payroll tax holds small businesses back and Victoria’s cut to regional payroll tax will assist jobs and growth, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, said today.

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CBA's response to ASBFEO Report is much better than ABA's feeble effort

Sunday, 30th Apr 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) is disappointed with the Australian Bankers Association’s (ABA) response to the inquiry into small business loans.

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ASBFEO calls for Budget policies to drive investment and transparency in small business dealings with big business and banks

Friday, 28th Apr 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has proposed key policies for the 2017-18 Federal Budget to kick-start small businesses growth, create more jobs and promote more transparent and fairer relationships with bank

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ABC Brisbane Mornings – Interview with Steve Austin

Thursday, 20th Apr 2017

Subject: Banking Inquiries and implementation of recommendations

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Small business should never be a bank for big business, says ASBFEO Payment Times Final Report

Wednesday, 12th Apr 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) today called on the Australian Government to legislate to set a maximum payment time for big businesses to pay their small business suppliers.

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