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06 May 2022 News

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has identified, and is taking strong action, to respond to significant fraud involving participants inventing fake businesses to claim false refunds.  

28 Apr 2022 News

The Fair Work Ombudsman is reminding horticulture employers that changes to the Horticulture Award commence today, including the new minimum wage guarantee for pieceworkers. 

14 Apr 2022 Media Releases

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has urged consumers to consciously spend with small and family businesses this weekend, amid predictions of a bumper Easter.

14 Apr 2022 Case study

It takes quite the chocolatier to create all the magic of Easter – without the bunny.

13 Apr 2022 News

Information on navigating rent relief and available supports for Victoria’s commercial tenants and landlords is now accessible in Arabic, Dari, Greek, Italian, Simplified Chinese and Vietnamese.  

07 Apr 2022 News

The Australian Government recently announced changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct.

Penalties have increased and more areas of the Code carry a penalty.

06 Apr 2022 News

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting small businesses to improve indoor air-quality, keeping Victorians safe and reducing the spread COVID-19. 

05 Apr 2022 News

An Albanese Labor Government will deliver a better deal for small business, provide certainty to the small business community in times of crisis, ensure they are paid on time, and cut unnecessary red tape and transaction fees

01 Apr 2022 News

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) has won the Ombudsmen and Commission Group of the Year Award at the 6th Annual Australian ADR Awards 2021.

The Australian ADR Awards recognise both individual and team excellence in…

29 Mar 2022 Media Releases

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson says the Australian Government’s 2022/23 Budget offers…