Updates from AFCA, NSW Government, ABS and more

Small businesses send 3,490 complaints to AFCA in 2021-22

Small businesses in dispute with financial service providers lodged 3,490 complaints with the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) in 2021-22, down 3 per cent on the previous year.

Those that succeeded in their complaints secured more than $18 million from financial firms in compensation and refunds.

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Local small and medium businesses given priority for flood clean-up contracts

The NSW Government will give first preference to local small and medium-sized businesses in flood-affected areas when awarding contracts for the repair, remediation or provision of goods and services for Government-owned sites impacted by flooding.

The direction, issued by Minister for Finance Damien Tudehope, was first issued in response to the February-March flood event and has now been extended to cover the June-July flood event.

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Payroll jobs fall into July

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