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Resolution of Small Business Disputes

This consultation process has now been completed. Submissions available
Consultation Type
Options Paper

Key Documents

This consultation was run by the then Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research as part of the Small Business portfolio policy functions which have since been transferred to the Treasury.

The purpose of this options paper was to seek stakeholder views on four options for a national dispute resolution service for small business. The paper sets out options based on existing research as well as the concerns raised by stakeholders.


74 submissions were received for this consultation, including 5 confidential submissions.

ACT Government - pdf 86.43 KB
Alignity Consulting - pdf 19.5 KB
Alignity Consulting - rtf 48.23 KB
Bailey, Brendan - pdf 53.74 KB
Bailey, Brendan - rtf 44.94 KB
Beckingham, Trevor - pdf 25.96 KB
Beckingham, Trevor - rtf 70.81 KB
Business SA - pdf 555.38 KB
Chalik, Isaac - pdf 54.81 KB
Consult Australia - pdf 91.61 KB
eTraining Manuals - rtf 34.03 KB
eTraining Manuals - pdf 9.68 KB
Evans, Paul - pdf 21.79 KB
Evans, Paul - rtf 56.63 KB
Law Council of Australia - pdf 158.77 KB
NSW Government - pdf 534.27 KB
NT Government - pdf 524.96 KB
QLD Government - pdf 2.47 MB
Queensland Law Society - pdf 393.08 KB
Rogers, Andrew - rtf 50.12 KB
Rogers, Andrew - pdf 101.47 KB
SA Government - pdf 456.41 KB
Tasmanian Government - pdf 1.62 MB
Tasmanian Government - rtf 80.3 KB
Victorian Government - pdf 38.13 KB
Victorian Government - rtf 161.67 KB