Below is our opening statement
Please find the response from COSBOA to the Governments discussion paper on Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman role. We understand that the broad outline of the key responsibilities of the Ombudsman to be a:
• concierge for dispute resolution;
• Commonwealth-wide advocate for small businesses and family enterprises;
• contributor to the development of small business friendly Commonwealth laws and regulations; and
• single entry-point agency through which Commonwealth assistance and information regarding small business can be accessed.