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Small Business ombudsman welcomes JobKeeper changes

- August 7, 2020 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed changes to the JobKeeper eligibility criteria, saying it will help support more businesses, particularly those in Victoria facing the impact of tighter restrictions. The changes to the eligibility test outlined by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg this morning mean businesses are only required to demonstrate a… Read more »

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Small business insolvencies rise as economy worsens

- November 6, 2019 2 MIN READ

“It’s the canary in the coal mine,” warns Patrick Coghlan, CEO of CreditorWatch as small business insolvencies rise 20 per cent over the last quarter, an increase of 8 per cent year on year. Coghlan suggests the rise in businesses being declared insolvent doesn’t bode well for the economy. Coghlan’s comments follow the release of… Read more »