201503.31

Transcript – Joint Press Conference – Competition Policy Review

Tuesday 31 March 2015: Joint press conference with Professor Ian Harper. MINISTER BILLSON: Ladies and gentlemen thank you for joining us today on a very important occasion. It represents the completion of a Coalition election commitment to activate an objective, evidence based examination of our competition policy, our competition laws and institutional framework. And frankly…

201503.31

Government welcomes Competition Policy Review Final Report

Tuesday 31 March 2015: The Government has today received the Competition Policy Review final report. This report to Government is the first comprehensive assessment of Australia’s competition policies, laws and institutions in more than 20 years. The independent review was undertaken by a panel led by Professor Ian Harper. The completion of this review delivers…

201503.25

More restoring and rebuilding for Australian business

Wednesday 25 March 2015: Today the Abbott Government takes yet another step to energise enterprise, to boost our start-up sector and ensure our best talent and ideas stay on our shores. This morning I introduced the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Employee Share Schemes) Bill 2015 into the House. The Bill improves and streamlines the…

201503.24

Transcript- Kieran Gilbert – S.A penalty rates, small business tax cut

Tuesday 24 March 2015: Subjects: Polls, S.A Penalty rates, small business company tax cut, Prime Minister’s travel KIERAN GILBERT: Now on the programme, the Small Business Minister Bruce Billson. Must be encouraging to see those numbers? MINISTER BILLSON: Encouraging, but it just shows there is no substitute for focussing on the work of governing well,…

201503.20

Protecting small businesses against unfair contract terms

Joint Media Release with the Prime Minister. Friday 20 March 2015: The Commonwealth Government is delivering its commitment to give Australian small businesses a ‘fair go’ by extending the unfair contract protections currently available to consumers to cover the small business sector. Small business is the engine room of Australia’s economic future. We want to…

201503.19

Small business encouraged to export as figures rise

Thursday 19 March 2015: Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb said today that China continues to be the leading market for Australian services exports and was worth $7.5 billion in 2013-2014. I agree with Minister Robb’s assessment that this figure will only increase as businesses capitalise on opportunities created through our recently concluded China…