The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has called for the $20,000 instant asset write-off for small businesses to be embedded in legislation and extended up to $100,000 every three years. Appearing on 7 August 2018 before the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics inquiry into business investment impediments, Ms Carnell said increasing the instant asset write-off to $100,000 every three years would enable small businesses with higher costs for key equipment to participate. The Ombudsman also made a submission highlighting other opportunities that the government and the wider business community could employ to support business investment. These recommendations stem from the Ombudsman's paper, Barriers to investment: a study into factors impacting small to medium enterprise investment, November 2017.