201504.15

States and territories commit to unfair contract protections

Wednesday 15 April 2015: Another key step has been completed in delivering the Abbott Government’s election commitment to ensure a fair go for Australian small businesses by extending unfair contract term protections. I am pleased to announce today I have received confirmation of the necessary support from states and territories required under intergovernmental agreements to…

201504.14

Transcript – Kieran Gilbert Sky – Tax, exporting, Budget

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 : E&OE……………………………………………… Subjects: Budget, exporting and FTA seminar, tax, Harper review, Peter Costello KIERAN GILBERT: Bruce Billson good to see you. I guess an interesting balancing act that the Treasurer is talking about here: On the one hand he is saying that the Government is still reducing the deficit heading into…

201504.14

Transcript – Greg Jennett ABC – GST and WA

Tuesday 14 April 2015: E&OE……………………………………………… Subjects: GST and Western Australia GREG JENNETT: Bruce Billson the GST debate and the predicament of Western Australia has thrown up a big reform agenda. The Feds and others are looking to Western Australia to fix its own house before GST is looked at – or the carve up of…

201504.14

National Ice Taskforce important for region

Tuesday 14 April 2015: The National Ice Taskforce announced by the Prime Minister will be particularly important for communities like ours. Ice use is a significant problem in the greater Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region, where local police figures show a four-fold increase in methamphetamine problems in just two years. The Taskforce will ensure the…

201504.09

CCTV upgrade underway to make Mornington safer

Thursday 9 April 2015: Mornington village will soon be safer, with work finally underway to expand the Closed-circuit Television (CCTV) network and street lighting in local laneways. Seven key laneways connecting Mornington Main Street with car parks have been targeted with improved lighting, a technology upgrade and expansion of the commercial centre’s CCTV system. The…

201504.08

Transcript – Interview with Steve Price, 2GB

Tuesday, 7 April 2015 Subjects: Penalty rates, union campaign against businesses that closed during Easter STEVE PRICE: I have got to say I was amazed at the number of places I found closed over Easter because of the outrageous cost of penalty rates. It was made worse in places like Victoria because if I am…

201504.08

Transcript – Dalley Edition – Sky News

Monday, 6 April 2015 Subjects: Harper Competition Policy Review, small business tax cut, GST, pension assets test, superannuation, crowdfunding, Matthew Gardiner HELEN DALLEY: After a massive tax discussion paper, a competition policy review report coming on the heels of the Intergenerational Report, Australians could be forgiven for being ‘reviewed-out’. Too many options, not enough action…

201504.01

Transcript – Justin Smith 2UE – Competition Policy Review

Wednesday 1 April 2015: Subjects: Harper Competition Policy Review- Uber, taxi industry, pharmacies, penalty rates, South Australia’s template enterprise agreement JUSTIN SMITH: Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson is on the line, hello Minister! MINISTER BILLSON: G’day Justin, how are you and your listeners and Warne particularly? Well done. JUSTIN SMITH: Shane Warne haha… MINISTER…