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Small business loan protection threshold should be raised to $5m

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has questioned Commonwealth Bank’s commitment to small business lending reform following evidence to a parliamentary select committee.

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Independent review confirms value of the ASBFEO

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, which was established in March 2016, has welcomed the findings of an independent legislative review into the office.
 

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Competition amendment fairer for small business

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has welcomed the passing of an “effects test”, which reframes Section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act.

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How the government can help fund your exports

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Most people think of small business as the local store or service provider selling goods or services to local people.

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Policy forum unites small business sector

Monday, August 14, 2017

An alliance of small business organisations is being formed to present a united front on policy issues of mutual interest.

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Insolvency sector urged to embrace accountability

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has called on the insolvency sector to improve its accountability and transparency or face louder calls for increased regulation.

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Cyber security a growing issue for small business

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Cyber crime is here to stay and small businesses need to be prepared and alert.

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Small business sector slugged by rising power prices

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

There is mounting evidence that small businesses are bearing an unfair higher share of rising electricity prices.

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