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Small business


The Treasury provides advice on small business policy issues and assists the Australian Government in developing an internationally competitive and productive environment for small businesses.

Small business policy

The Treasury is responsible for a suite of initiatives to support small business, enterprise development, and ensure that small business interests are reflected in Australia’s broader economic reform.

Assistance for small business

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman commenced operation on 11 March 2016.

The role of the ASBFEO is to:

  • Advocate for small businesses and family enterprises;
  • Provide access to dispute resolution services; and
  • Ensure government policies are small business 'friendly'.

The Ombudsman replaces the former office of the Australian Small Business Commissioner.

Small business reforms