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Have you been involved in a business dispute?

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, is seeking feedback through an online survey to gain a better understanding of business-related disputes and the steps taken, if any, to resolve disputes.

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Ombudsman supports ATO Independent Review of small business pilot

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman today said that it is great to see the Independent Review facility that the Australian Taxation Office has afforded for so long to large business being extended now to small businesses

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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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