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Small businesses to be prioritised in bushfire recovery

- February 5, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

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 regional businesses to access government agency procurement opportunities in areas… Read more »

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How disasters can affect your credit rating

- February 4, 2020 3 MIN READ

In the wake of Australia’s devastating bushfires, a spotlight has fallen on the aftermath natural disasters can silently wreak on people’s credit rating and financial wellbeing, Paul Walshe, CEO, Fair Go Finance explains the steps you can take to minimise the impact and what lenders can do to help those affected. The impact of a… Read more »

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Financial ombudsman launches dedicated bushfire hotline

- January 23, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) has today launched a support hotline to ensure priority service for those impacted by the devasting Australian bushfires.  The AFCA Bushfire Support Line (1800 337 444) is part of AFCA’s disaster response process which identifies and expedites complaints about financial products and services from the impacted communities. AFCA Chief… Read more »

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ATO pledges tax relief for bushfire affected communities

- January 21, 2020 3 MIN READ

The Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan today announced that he has extended a package of tax assistance for people impacted by the recent devastating bushfires in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania as part of the whole-of-government response to the disaster. Approximately three and a half million businesses, individuals, and self-managed superannuation… Read more »