Business Basics

Kate Carnell’s take on the 2017 Federal Budget

- May 10, 2017 3 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) is delighted with the extension of the $20,000 instant asset write-off scheme announced in 2017’s Budget and a range of other pro-small business initiatives. ASBFEO Kate Carnell also welcomed moves to hold banks to account and provide better access to justice for small business. She said… Read more »

Business Basics

Small business shouldn’t be a ‘bank for big business’

- April 12, 2017 3 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) today called on the Australian Government to legislate to set a maximum payment time for big businesses to pay their small business suppliers. The ASBFEO today released findings from its Inquiry into Payment Times and Practices in Australia. The Inquiry found widespread evidence of a growing trend… Read more »