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Ombudsman Kate Carnell

The Ombudsman

"In this role I will seek to bring together the many voices within the small business community in a way that promotes growth in this vital sector."


Hello I’m Kate Carnell, the inaugural Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO).

As the ASBFEO, I’m an independent advocate for small business owners.  My office has the legislative powers needed to effectively influence our nation’s lawmakers, ensuring legislation and regulations are put in place to help small businesses grow.

The ASBFEO office also provides small businesses and family enterprises with assistance should they find themselves involved in a business dispute.

Small businesses are the engine room of the economy; it’s a big reputation to live up to, so we need to do all we can to ensure they have the freedom to innovate, employ and thrive well into the future.