About Policy

We understand the challenges facing small and family business. Our Advocacy Team undertakes a number of different activities to advocate for small businesses and family enterprises to improve policies affecting them. We do this by: 

  • providing advice and insights to policy and decision makers
  • conduct research
  • deliver inquiries 
  • comment on legislation
  • provide advice to Ministers
  • outreach and engagement activities. 

Our Advocacy Team works with the Assistance Team to ensure that Australia is the best place to start, grow and transform a small business and family enterprise.

Policy insights

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman's Small Business Counts statistic report brings together data and analysis from the Australian Taxation Office, Australian Bureau of Statistics and Austrade.

The purpose of the report is to be a resource for government, public policy makers and researchers to improve their knowledge and understanding of the Australian small business sector.

Research

Our research informs policy development affecting small businesses and family enterprises.

 

Reviews

We investigate if there are issues and how to address them.

Inquiries

A deeper look at specific issues and providing solutions to government.

 

Submissions

We make submissions to a range of inquiries and reviews held by government departments and agencies, as well as those from other entities. These submissions provide policy insights and ensure the voice of small business and family enterprises is heard by decision makers during their policy development processes.

Policy insights

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman's Small business data portal brings together data and analysis from the Australian Taxation Office, Australian Bureau of Statistics and Austrade.

What we are working on

  • Small business and the insolvency system
  • Affordability and availability of insurance
  • Supply chain issues
  • Access to justice/finance, and a skilled workforce.
 

Share your thoughts

We want to hear about your small business and family enterprise experiences and concerns. Tell us what you would like the ASBFEO to look at next.