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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Australian small business and family enterprise ombudsman

The Government has committed itself to transform the Australian Small Business Commissioner into the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman.

This proposed change has been released to the public for consultation.

The Ombudsman functions and powers will include:
• Commonwealth-wide advocate for small business and family enterprises;
• Concierge for dispute resolutions; and
• Contributor to the development of small business friendly Commonwealth laws and regulations

Interested parties can submit their comments on the exposure draft legislation by no later than Tuesday, 7 April 2015.

Submissions can be made either by post or electronically.

For more information, click here.

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