17 March 2020

Following the devastating bushfires, former Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell visited business owners in Cobargo, New South Wales.

In what should be their peak tourism season, Cobargo small and family business owners are trying to recover from power blackouts, spoilt fresh produce/stock and a significant lack of customers due to road closures.

Ms Carnell says, "For these business owners, it's hard to work out where to start... it is essential that we, as Australians, continue to support the communities and small business people affected by bushfires. Our support is fundamental."