201406.30
Billson officially opens $3 million oncology upgrade at Frankston Hospital

Billson officially opens $3 million oncology upgrade at Frankston Hospital

Local Federal Member for Dunkley, Bruce Billson today officially opened Stage 1 of the Oncology Unit upgrade at Frankston Hospital Mr Billson said he was honoured to join Peninsula Health Chair, Nancy Hogan and Frankston Hospital Chief Operating Officer Brendon Gardner to open the expanded centre which will provide increased support to those with cancer…

201406.30

Senator Fifield attends Dunkley Aged Care forum

Local Federal Member for Dunkley, Bruce Billson, and the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield today attended a forum with 30 aged care providers from the Mornington Peninsula to discuss innovative initiatives for the aged care sector. Mr Billson said the round table provided a great opportunity for the local ‘for profit’ and…

201406.26

Government moves to fix mobile blackspots

Do you know of a location where you can’t get mobile coverage? Well the Abbott Government wants to hear from you. Local Federal Member for Dunkley, Bruce Billson, is reminding the community to nominate known black spots in the electorate as part of a $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme. “The programme works to extend…

201406.20

Transcript – Interview with Chris Smith, 2GB

Subjects: ACCC, consumer affairs, small business Chris Smith: What happens when you see an airline ticket for $90. Do you think you would get the same demand for the ticket when you have advertised it for $59? Of course you won’t. I thought we would clear up this little bit and what the Minister can…

201406.20

Transcript – Interview with Stuart Bocking, 2UE

Subjects: G20, small business Stuart Bocking: There is a very important conference which is underway in Melbourne today at Parliament House in Melbourne. A group of small to medium sized enterprises have gathered at a one day international conference which is all part of the work program of Australia’s role in the G20, that will…

201406.20

Transcript – Interview with Harry Frost, Sky News Business

Subjects: Tax changes, competition, G20, small business Harry Frost: Minister thank you for speaking with us today. Now some of the tax changes that you have announced today, is there a risk that they could be used rather than for changing competition but for using special interest pleading rather than promoting competition? Minister Billson: The…

201406.19

Transcript – Interview with Denis Gist, 3RPP FM

Subjects: Electorate of Dunkley, small business, budget Denis Gist: Hello Bruce, are you there? Minister Billson: Denis how are you and your listeners today? Denis Gist: Oh great, we are having a ball here today. We are doing handstands and all sorts of pirouettes and what have you. But it’s been good down here. It’s…

201406.19

Transcript – Interview with Alan Jones, 2GB

Subjects: Food and Grocery Code, competition, small business Alan Jones: Barry O’Farrell rightly wanted to ban discounts which offered more than 50 per cent off alcohol purchases at Coles and Woolworths. But it didn’t happen. Nathan Rees said at the time, the former Premier, that there was no question the alcohol lobby and supermarket lobby…

201406.13

State and Territory Ministers support unfair contract extension

Australian State and Territory Ministers have thrown their support behind an extension of unfair contract term protections to small business at a meeting today in Cairns. Australian Ministers were joined by the New Zealand Minister for Consumer Affairs, The Hon Craig Foss, and welcomed the release of the Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)…