Tag Archives: Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Legislation may be the only way to fix payment times: Ombudsman

Media Release 12 February, 2020 Legislation may be the only way to fix payment times: Ombudsman The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell says if big businesses continue to flout reasonable payment terms, she will have no choice but to recommend federal legislation requiring all businesses …

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Local businesses prioritised for bushfire recovery week

Media Release February 4, 2020 The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the NSW Government’s efforts to give local businesses priority in securing rebuild work in bushfire affected communities. The NSW Government has launched a new business portal and a concierge service for local and …

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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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Cutting the red tape

The federal government has committed to cutting unnecessary regulation for small businesses, a move welcomed by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell. Ms Carnell says small businesses and family enterprises are calling for less unnecessary regulation so that they can focus on actually growing their businesses. …

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Small-business ombudsman calls for simpler workplace relations

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has released a position paper identifying steps to tackle the complexity of workplace relations for small businesses. “We’ve had significant consultations with small businesses over the last two years and the overwhelming view is the legislation is far too complicated for …

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