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Australia’s regulators and policy shapers will converge on the Vodafone National Small Business Summit to host a super regulators session to discuss the emerging issues for small business.

Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Commissioner Chris Jordan AO, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chair Rod Sims and Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Commissioner John Price will take part in the session to be held on Friday 31 August in Sydney.

As the voice for small business, the session will be chaired by Australian Small Business and Family Enterprises Ombudsman (ASBFEO), Kate Carnell.

ATO Commissioner Chris Jordan will talk about the ATO’s engagement and collaboration with small business. While ACCC Chair Rod Sims, will speak about their focus on energy, broadband, net economy and financial services in 2018. Completing the trio of regulators, ASIC Commissioner John Price will share his insights into banking and finance, with the recently signed Banking Code of Practice certain to be a hot topic for discussion.    

Small Business advocate and Summit host, Peter Strong, CEO, Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) suggested the session will provide an opportunity for SMB owners to ask some hard questions.

“We hope that the Summit will help develop ways small and large businesses, regulators, and the Government can collaborate on policy, so we can empower the Australian economy in the future,” said Strong.

The theme of this year’s Vodafone National Small Business Summit ‘Power and the People’. The Summit brings together the decision makers and regulators of small business, to discuss the challenges, issues and changes to policies impacting small business.

The Vodafone National Small Business Summit is being held at Swissфtel Sydney, 30-31 August 2018.

To register: http://www.cosboansbs.com.au/registration  

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Cec is the managing editor of KBB. She is a multimedia professional with over fifteen years experience as an editor on titles as diverse as SX, CULT, Better Pictures, Total Rock, MTV, fasterlouder, mynikonlife and Fantastic Living. She has spent the past four years working as a news journalist covering all the issues that matter in the political, health and LGBTIQ arena. She is the Head of Content at Pinstripe Media and a recent convert to the world of small business.

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