201405.18

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB Money News

Ross Greenwood: Welcome back to the program. This week the Federal Budget of course was clearly the absolute show case in terms of news that has come out that’s affecting business. Now clearly, some high income earners, those on $180,000 plus are going to be hit with an extra tax – that so called debt…

201405.14

The Abbott Government’s first Budget makes the difficult but necessary choices to repair the Budget says Billson

Local Federal Member for Dunkley said the Abbott Government’s first Budget is laying the foundations for a strong and prosperous economy with less debt. At the election, the Coalition made the solemn promise to get the Budget back under control, as well as scrap the Carbon Tax, end the waste, stop the boats and build…

201405.13

Small business to benefit from new Commonwealth contracting arrangements

A new unit will be set up to provide specialist advice on contracts and to ensure small businesses are not disadvantaged as part of Commonwealth Departments tendering and procurement processes. The Abbott Government has allocated $2.8 million over four years to deliver on this important commitment which will help small businesses access Commonwealth contracts. Small…

201405.13

Access to the Commonwealth made easier for small business

The Federal Government has allocated $8 million to establish the Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, delivering on its election commitment to establish a one-stop-shop for small business into the Commonwealth. The Abbott Government committed to establish this single entry-point for small businesses to provide an easy way to find out about services and programmes….

201405.13

Small business to get the same protections

Small businesses will get the same protections as consumers when it comes to unfair contracts imposed by big business. The Abbott Government will provide $1.4 million to extend unfair contract relief from consumers to small business. Currently, consumers are protected from unfair terms in standard form contracts. Small businesses have told us they have also…

201405.13

Institute of International Finance Conference, G20 Sydney

*Check against delivery* Small businesses and family enterprises are fundamental drivers of jobs, of innovation and growth in our country as it is in yours. Access to affordable finance is the oxygen of enterprise and along with human capital and the accessibility of markets, is one of the primary preconditions for enterprise and the kind…

201405.12

Billson delivers on election commitment to reinstate the Seniors and Carers Counter

Local Federal Member for Dunkley Bruce Billson is delivering on a key election commitment to reinstate a dedicated Seniors and Carers counter as part of the new Medicare and Centrelink one-stop shop to open in Frankston later this month. Mr Billson said the Coalition committed to restoring the Seniors and Carers ground floor counter after…