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Mandatory commercial tenancy code opens door to rent negotiation

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The ASBFEO Kate Carnell says the mandatory Commercial Tenancy Code paves the way for small businesses to negotiate some rent relief with their landlords.

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COVID-19 not an excuse to delay paying small businesses: Ombudsman

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

2020欧洲杯体育投注The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says she’s disappointed by reports of big businesses using COVID-19 as an excuse to delay payments to their small business suppliers.

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JobKeeper package a survival kit for small businesses

Monday, March 30, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the $130 billion JobKeeper package announced by the federal government today.

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New SME mental health support service a life-saving initiative

Sunday, March 29, 2020

2020欧洲杯体育投注The ASBFEO Kate Carnell says the new dedicated coronavirus mental health support service for SMEs announced by the federal government today, is a ‘life-saving’ initiative.

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Business hibernation the only option to save struggling small businesses: Ombudsman

Saturday, March 28, 2020

2020欧洲杯体育投注The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s COVID-19 business hibernation concept.

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My Business Health offers some relief from pandemic distress

Thursday, March 26, 2020

My Business Health, a web portal designed to provide holistic support to small business owners, now features a dedicated section for those struggling with the COVID-19 crisis.

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Latest COVID-19 package a lifeline to small businesses: Ombudsman

Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the federal government’s latest support measures designed to see small businesses through the COVID-19 crisis.

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Banks do the right thing for COVID-19 affected small businesses

Friday, March 20, 2020

2020欧洲杯体育投注The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has praised the banks, which have today announced a significant relief package for COVID-19 impacted small businesses.

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