Consultation process on new Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

As you may be aware, the Australian Government is transforming the Australian Small Business Commissioner into a Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, who will be a Commonwealth-wide advocate for small businesses.

The Government has released for public consultation exposure draft legislation establishing the Ombudsman and outlining the role’s functions and powers.

The draft legislation and accompanying explanatory materials are available on the Treasury website.

You are invited to provide your comments on this draft legislation by Tuesday 7 April 2015.

For more information, including how to submit your comments, visit the Treasury website, call (02) 6263 1536 or send an email to


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