201405.30

Government payments to small business report released

The number of invoices paid on time to small business by Commonwealth departments and agencies declined slightly in the 2012-13 financial year as revealed in the Australian Government Payments to Small Business report released today. Under the previous Labor Government the number of invoices paid on time dropped from 96.8 per cent to 96.1 per…

201405.29

Doorstop, Parliament House, Canberra

Minister Billson: Good morning. What’s very clear is that only the Abbott Coalition Government actually has a plan to fix the budget, to deal with debt and deficit that Labor has left our nation and this parliament. We’ve seen this again reinforced yesterday where the Opposition Leader Bill Shorten was talking out both sides of…

201405.28

Awards to celebrate our brilliant local business women

The Minister for Small Business, the Hon Bruce Billson, and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash are encouraging the community to celebrate brilliant local businesswomen by nominating them for the 2014 Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Minister Billson said the awards recognise the important role women play – from…

201405.23

Federal Minister for Small Business launches Expo

Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson today officially launched the inaugural Wide Bay Australia 2014 Bundaberg Business Expo. Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt welcomed Minister Billson to Bundaberg. “Minister Billson’s visit is a show of the Coalition Government’s commitment to small business in regional Australia,” Mr Pitt said. “After the Expo, I hosted a…

201405.23

Ministers agree to push for small business protections

The Federal Government has moved on its election commitment to extend unfair contract term protections from consumers to small businesses, releasing a discussion paper with state and territory consumer affairs ministers today. While the Australian Consumer Law currently protects individual consumers from unfair terms in standard form contracts, it does not currently provide such safeguards…

201405.22

Abbott Government delivers on Safer Streets funding for Dunkley electorate

The Coalition Government has delivered on its commitment to address crime and anti-social behaviour, Member for Dunkley Bruce Billson said today. The 2014-15 Federal Budget includes funding under the Coalition Government’s Safer Streets Programme, where proceeds of crime will be directed to fund local crime prevention projects including: • $400,000 for CCTV network upgrade and…

201405.21

Interview with Peter Switzer, Sky News Business

E&OE……………………………………………… Subjects: Budget, small business Peter Switzer: So if the current Government was a small business trying to flog its latest product called the Budget, they would go out of business. So what can the small business Minister Bruce Billson add to the marketing pitch, because we know the other two guys do need a…

201405.19

Langwarrin Footy Ladies ‘can do’ for Breast Cancer cause

Langwarrin Junior Football Club again displayed its ‘can do for the community’ attitude with its second annual ‘Pink Ladies High Tea’ in support of Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA). Led by the Club’s social committee member Jodie Greenough, the dedicated team raised nearly $5000 for BCNA thanks to the support of the community and many…