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Small business investment barriers identified

Friday, November 24, 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman today released a study into factors impacting small to medium enterprise investment.

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Faster payments a 'game changer' for small business

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has welcomed the Federal Government’s move to introduce 15-business-day payment terms for small business suppliers.
 

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Small business sector welcomes fair contracts law

Monday, November 13, 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, November 3, 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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Call for subcontractors to be paid promptly

Monday, October 16, 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, October 13, 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, October 11, 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, October 6, 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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