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Small business sector welcomes fair contracts law

Monday, 13th Nov 2017

The Australian small business sector has embraced and welcomed legislation that protects them from unfair contracts.

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Business bank model urged for consideration

Friday, 3rd Nov 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has called for an Australian version of the British Business Bank to be considered.

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This week in small business with Ombudsman Kate Carnell

Wednesday, 1st Nov 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman talks this week about online sales, government procurement and protecting intellectual property online.

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Call for subcontractors to be paid promptly

Monday, 16th Oct 2017
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman is examining payment terms and conditions for subcontractors working on government projects.
 
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High energy costs slash small business investment

Friday, 13th Oct 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has expressed dismay that politicians continue to argue over energy policy while small businesses suffer.

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Statement re penalty rates

Wednesday, 11th Oct 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has welcomed the Federal Court’s judgment to uphold the Fair Work Commission decision on penalty rates.

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NAB lead on simpler small business contracts welcomed

Friday, 6th Oct 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has welcomed the introduction of shorter, plain English loan contracts by National Australia Bank for small business borrowers.

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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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