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Appointment of first Small Business Ombudsman to support small business owners in Mitchell

Monday, 08 February 2016

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said the Government’s first Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman is a big win for small businesses in Mitchell.

“This week Ms Kate Carnell AO was appointed to the new role of Ombudsman.

“Ms Carnell will provide small businesses in Mitchell access to advice and support, and will be an independent advocate to ensure the Government creates the right conditions for small businesses to grow,” Alex Hawke said.

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Government calls for Innovative ideas to boost investment in Affordable Housing

Tuesday, 02 February 2016

The Commonwealth Government is calling for public submissions on ways to boost the supply of affordable rental housing through innovative financing models.

This follows the establishment of a working group tasked with identifying ways to increase affordable housing supply for those on low incomes, and implementing trials of models in cooperation with states and territories.

“One of the keys to increasing the supply and availability of affordable rental housing is attracting investment,” said Mr Porter.

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