201403.20

New Penlink location and tourist directional signs in sight

Local Federal MP, Bruce Billson, said his efforts to improve locational and tourist directional signage along the Peninsula Link have taken another positive step forward following a recent workshop involving key stakeholders and road authorities where a work program was agreed. Mr Billson highlighted how the benefits from the new freeway built after years of advocacy were not being fully realised due to…

201403.17

Australia Chinese Business Council Canberra Networking Day

*Check against delivery* Thank you for inviting me along to this important networking opportunity that captures a defining moment, not only in China’s development, but the relationship between our two countries. It has enormous implications for both of our countries and I think we are ideally suited to be good partners together, particularly in the…

201403.13

The importance of a strong consumer law in the digital age, Speech to the 2014 National Consumer Congress, Sydney

*Check against delivery* Thanks for that warm welcome. It’s a great pleasure to be here at the 2014 National Consumer Congress. I’d like to thank the ACCC for once again hosting this important gathering. This year’s theme is right on the money. Consumption is increasingly moving online, and we need to make sure consumer protections…

201403.07

Joint Media Release with Minister Michaelia Cash and Minister Bruce Billson: International Women’s Day

On the eve of International Women’s Day, the Federal Government is recognising women who have played a significant role in building Australia’s economy and encourage more to enter the small business sector. “Australia is fortunate to have around 617,000 women running their own small businesses,” the Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson said. “Despite what…

201403.07

Address to Fair Work Ombudsman Small Business Forum, RACV Club, Melbourne

*Check against delivery* Thank you for your warm welcome today, and thank you to the Fair Work Ombudsman for hosting and organising this roundtable. Small business and family enterprises are fundamental drivers of jobs, innovation and growth in Australia. We need to make sure that our workplace relations laws and regulations are meeting the needs…