201501.21

Dunkley Businesses Encouraged To Apply for $476 M Skills Fund

Wednesday, 21 January 2015: Dunkley businesses can improve their productivity and competitiveness with funding from the new $476 million Industry Skills Fund. Under the initiative, Australian businesses will be given funding to provide training and advice to staff to boost their skill set. I encourage eligible local businesses to apply to the fund, which is…

201501.20

Transcript – Interview with Sky News – Tax Reform, Bracket Creep

Interview with Kieran Gilbert Tuesday, 20 January 2015 Subjects: Bracket creep, tax reform, GST, Treasurer on people living to 150 years, Medicare reforms KIERAN GILBERT: Minister thanks so much for your time. The Treasurer yesterday, I want to start with his comments relating to bracket creep, saying that soon those on middle income in Australia…

201501.20

Board of Tax Report on Tax and Small Business

Joint Media Release – Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer Tuesday 20 January 2015: Small business is the engine room of the economy and a key driver of jobs growth in Australia. The Government wants to simplify small business’ interactions with the tax system and make Australia one of the best places to start…

201501.19

Transcript – Interview with Stephen Cenatiempo, 2NM, Hunter Valley

Thursday, 15 January 2015 Subjects: Price of fuel, ACCC Fuel Monitoring Report STEPHEN CENATIEMPO: Federal Small Business Minister Bruce Billson, he joins us now. Minister, Good morning. MINISTER BILLSON: Steve how are you? And good morning to you and your listeners. STEPHEN CENATIEMPO: Whose fault is this? MINISTER BILLSON: There are moving parts in the…

201501.15

Transcript – 2UE – Japan- Australia Trade Agreement

2UE Business – Interview with Stuart Bocking Thursday, 15 January 2015 BOCKING: The Minister for Small Business is Bruce Billson and he is on the line. Minister, Good morning. MINISTER BILLSON: Great to speak with you Stuart and your listeners. BOCKING: You too Bruce, thank you and best wishes for 2015. MINISTER BILLSON: And you…

201501.15

Small business across Australia to reap the rewards from Japan trade deal

Thursday, 15 January 2015 From today, Australian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will benefit from increased access to the Japanese market. Australian businesses should take advantage of the new opportunities opened up by the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA). JAEPA is the most liberalising trade agreement Japan has ever signed. With this in mind, I…

201501.15

Employee Share Scheme Unleashing Enterprise

The Government is committed to supporting innovation and creating the right conditions for Australian entrepreneurs. As part of our commitment, the Government will improve the taxation arrangements for Employee Share Schemes. I am pleased to announce the release of draft legislation to enact our amendments to the Employee Share Schemes. We have designed these changes…