Tag Archives: Kate Carnell

Catch up on superannuation entitlements

Media Release February 25, 2020 Super amnesty extension a chance for small businesses to catch up The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed federal government legislation that encourages employers to catch-up on paying superannuation entitlements to staff. “This is a one-off amnesty that gives small …

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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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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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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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