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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.

29 Mar 2022 Media Releases

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

23 Mar 2022 Media Releases

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has welcomed today’s Federal Government pre-Budget…

21 Mar 2022 Media Releases
Ombudsman thanks migrant-run small businesses for their contribution

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has marked Harmony Day (21 March, 2022) by thanking migrant-led small and family businesses for their valuable contribution to the vibrancy of the…

08 Mar 2022 Media Releases

Access to capital is still a significant barrier to growth for women-led small businesses, according to new research conducted by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s (ASBFEO) office.

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Updates from the world of small & family business

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. 

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.  

Success stories from the world of small & family business

25 Jan 2022

From day one, The Dawg Studio has been a labour of puppy love for Hilde and Sarah.

19 Jul 2021
The past 18 months hasn’t been a pretty picture for many small businesses.
28 May 2021
Kunwinjku Fine Art’s creations are history in the making.