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MGA welcomes the Federal Government immediate small business support for bushfire affected communities

Media Release January 20, 2020 MGA was part of the round-table of small business representatives that was called in Canberra by the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, the Treasurer, Josh Frydenburg and the Minister for Small and Family Business, Michaelia Cash. The interests and concerns of our members and their communities …

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Mid-year budget contains ‘welcomed gifts’ for small businesses

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the mid-year budget update. According to the Ombudsman, the update contains some “welcomed gifts” for small businesses. “It’s encouraging to see the federal government has allocated funds to establish the national payment times reporting framework,” Ms Carnell said. …

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ACAPMA launches new insurance offering

The ACAPMA Insurance arrangement is said to deliver competitively priced insurance and risk solutions that are specifically designed to meet the needs of a variety of fuel businesses in Australia. ACAPMA (and its predecessor organisation, APADA) has a long history of working to deliver comprehensive and competitively priced insurance products …

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New legislation will combat illegal phoenixing

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell welcomes the new legislation to implement Director Identification Numbers (DIN) and modernise business registers. If passed, the legislation will require Australian company directors to have a unique identification number. Ms Carnell says the legislation will help combat illegal phoenixing, a …

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Ombudsman welcomes advent of Business Growth Fund

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed new legislation introduced today by the federal government to establish the Australian Business Growth Fund. “The Australian Business Growth Fund was a recommendation in our ‘Affordable Capital for SME Growth‘ report, which identified the need to address a …

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