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This week in small business with Ombudsman Kate Carnell

Wednesday, 17th Jan 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, talks this week about planning for the year ahead, managing cash flow and how to understand and prevent cyber-attacks.

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Payment performance improves but more needs to be done

Monday, 8th Jan 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman says state governments and multinational companies need to improve their payment times to small business suppliers in 2018.

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Small business cyber security guide released

Friday, 5th Jan 2018

A Cyber Security Best Practice Guide has been developed to help busy small business operators understand the risks and how to prevent cyber attacks.

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Banks should not make moral judgements on businesses

Thursday, 4th Jan 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman says banks are discriminating against the legitimate adult industry by withdrawing or failing to provide financial services.

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Small business export potential rises

Wednesday, 3rd Jan 2018

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, predicts 2018 will be a year of strong growth for small business exporters.

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Notable achievements in 2017 for small businesses

Friday, 29th Dec 2017

The small business sector enjoyed some notable achievements in 2017 but challenges loom on several policy fronts, according to Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell.

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Notification of refusal to mediate – Bait’N’Go

Thursday, 21st Dec 2017

From the Ombudsman Kate Carnell AO

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New banking code – the umpire’s decision isn’t final

Wednesday, 20th Dec 2017

The revised Banking Code of Practice has some positive initiatives for small business but there are unresolved issues with power imbalance and dispute resolution.

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