The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson examined the impact of the implementation of the 1 July 2022 changes to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules on small and family businesses.

The Inquiry was referred to the Ombudsman by the Minister for Finance, Katy Gallagher. A final report with recommendations was provided to the Australian Government in December 2023.

To help this inquiry the ASBFEO developed an issues paper. The paper sought to draw out more experiences and insights from small and family businesses and interested individuals about the challenges faced when approaching government for procurement, and where areas could be further improved.

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