201411.28

Small Business, Big Results

Friday, 28 November 2014 Small and medium-sized businesses continue to be well-represented in Government procurement, according to new figures. The latest statistics published by AusTender on contracts reported in 2013-14 show that small and medium enterprises (SMEs: businesses with fewer than 200 employees and operating independently of any parent organisation for taxation arrangements) won: •…

201411.27

Speech – 2014 Telstra Womens Business Awards, Melbourne

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, what a spectacular evening and hasn’t Andrew Daddo added so much to it? He is a natural. It would also be remiss of us not to show our appreciation and sincere gratitude to Telstra for their ongoing support of this outstanding celebration of your success. To the other…

201411.27

Congratulations to Anne Cross – Telstra’s Business Women of the Year

The Minister for Small Business, Bruce Billson MP and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator Michaela Cash today congratulated Telstra Business Women of the Year Anne Cross on her wonderful achievement. Minister Billson said that Ms Cross’ success is inspiring and she is a true leader in the business community. “Ms Cross…

201411.26

Business set to save $20M with less red tape in the super system

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 Employers will benefit from $20 million in red tape savings as we further reduce the compliance burden faced by employers when making superannuation contributions for their workers. We are committed to reversing the deterioration in the small business environment experienced under six years of Labor and six Labor Small Business Ministers….

201411.19

Transcript – Interview with David Speers, Sky News

E&OE……………………………………………… Subjects: Victorian election, Electorate office, East West Link, Palmer United Party disbanding, ChAFTA, Economic Action Agenda DAVID SPEERS: We are ten days out from the Victorian State Election. It is neck and neck – Daniel Andrews, Denis Napthine will be on stage here tonight taking questions from undecided voters chosen by Galaxy Research. This…

201411.18

Transcript – Interview with Alan Jones, 2GB

E&OE……………………………………………… Subjects: Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries’ code of practice ALAN JONES: Bruce Billson is on the line, the Small Business Minister. Minister, good morning. MINISTER BILLSON: Good morning to you Alan, and your listeners. ALAN JONES: So… MINISTER BILLSON: A busy day, a slightly tense day I might suggest Alan. ALAN JONES: But you…

201411.18

Transcript – Interview with Leon Byner, FIVEaa, Adelaide

E&OE……………………………………………… Subjects: Franchising Code of Conduct LEON BYNER: Federal Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson. Bruce, thanks for joining us today. MINISTER BILLSON: Good morning to you Leon and your listeners on this hot day in Adelaide. LEON BYNER: Absolutely. Can you give us an idea of some of the treatment of franchisees that forced…

201411.18

Work starts to upgrade Ballam Park Running Track

Federal Member for Dunkley Bruce Billson MP and Frankston City’s outgoing Mayor Darrel Taylor today joined members of the Ballam Park Athletics Centre to turn the first sod as part of the $400,000 resurfacing upgrade. The Commonwealth Government provided $200,000 for the project. This sod turning marks another delivery of an election commitment for Dunkley….

201411.17

Transcript – Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB Money News, Sydney

E&OE………………………………………………………. Subjects: Franchising Code of Conduct, ACCC ROSS GREENWOOD: Bruce Billson is the Small Business Minister responsible for all of this and of course as we have told you before Bruce is actually in Cabinet, which is one of the very first times that a Small Business Minister has been on the inner sanctum of…