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Small business procurement panel essential to economic recovery

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says small businesses will play a critical role in the post COVID economic recovery,...

Shorter payment times incoming with the Payment Times Reporting Bill

The Payment Times Reporting Bill aims to address late payments and the consequential struggle with cash flow, which is an ongoing problem for Australia's...

COVID-19 support should extend to sole traders too

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, requesting support for Australia’s small business sector,...

Senators urged to pass equity bill that could see SMEs flourish

Kate Carnell, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), urged senators to pass the Australian Business Growth Fund Bill on Wednesday. Ms. Carnell...

Don’t miss your chance to voice your business related dispute in new online survey

Small business owners and individuals are encouraged to have a say in an online survey aimed at gaining a better understanding of business-related disputes. Australian...

Paper identifies ways to simplify the workplace relations system for the small business sector

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has released a position paper identifying ways to reduce the complexity of the workplace...

Small business owners to learn how to level up from industry champions this weekend

Hearing directly from those who have succeeded – and keep succeeding –  in an increasingly competitive and rapidly changing business environment is an invaluable...

Ombudsman calls for small businesses to share examples of ‘heavy handed tactics’ by the ATO

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has encouraged business owners to urgently contact her office if they have experienced “heavy handed tactics”...

New inquiry into international initiatives that provide SMEs affordable access to capital

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has commenced an inquiry into international initiatives designed to address the funding gap for...

ASIC report provides small business lenders with guidance on unfair contract terms laws

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released a report detailing changes made by the big four banks to remove unfair terms from...

Australian media code becomes law as Facebook and Google make deals

The News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code has officially been cleared by the federal government...

The changes in insolvency & restructuring rules that could catch out Australian businesses

“COVID Safe Harbour” insolvency rules have been replaced by legislation that includes a new, streamlined SME restructuring process...

Facebook Australia bans users and publishers from posting and sharing news

Facebook has made a major move in the back and forth with the Australian Government on the proposed Media Bargaining Law. It’s also a potentially dire step by the social media giant for the many Australian publishers that use the platform.

Let’s Talk: The office vs. working from home?

Working from home is now a viable option for many businesses. So, this far into the pandemic, what do we think? Work office vs. Home? Let's talk...

Seven signs big Google news deal; ABC, Nine, Guardian reportedly circling

Seven West Media is Australia’s first large news outlet to sign a deal with Google in order to have the tech giant pay for its news content.

Donald Trump, acquitted of inciting Capitol attack, says movement has ‘only just begun’

A win for Trump. Although, the result came with the highest number of Senators to ever vote against a president from their own party.

How business crisis pressures can produce disruptive diamonds

Disruption waits for no one, especially not a pandemic. Innovative thinking should be top priority during a crisis. Read on...

Let’s Talk: What is the best social media platform for your business?

What social media platform is best for your business? Go all-out on all of them? Focus on one or two? Paid or organic approach? Let's talk...