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Ombudsman supports amnesty on superannuation

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, says we support the amnesty to tackle non-payment of workers’ superannuation.

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Construction industry needs to build trust for subcontractors

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A comprehensive review of the security of payment laws in the building and construction industry reveals more protection is needed for subcontractors.

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Budget 2018-19: Small business wants a fair go, a level playing field and to get on with the job

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman welcomes the Government working towards a level playing field for small business.

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Ombudsman supports NSW Farm Debt Mediation Amendment Bill

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman today said it is pleasing to see the proposed amendments to the Farm Debt Mediation Act by the NSW Government.

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Ombudsman calls for simplification of workplace relations for small business

Friday, April 27, 2018

Today the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, released a position paper that identifies some simple steps to tackle the overly complex workplace relations system for small businesses.

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Ombudsman calls for small businesses in trouble with ATO to “contact us”

Monday, April 16, 2018

Small business owners are advised to urgently contact the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) if they have experienced heavy handed tactics by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

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Ombudsman welcomes opportunity to input into ATO inquiry

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, welcomed the opportunity to provide input into the investigation of the Australian Taxation Office announced by Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer

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Small business Ombudsman heading to Traralgon for business breakfast event

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), Kate Carnell, will share key learnings from her time as Ombudsman and as a small business owner at the Grow Your Business, Together breakfast in Traralgon on 17 April.

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