201508.31

Transcript – 2UE, Justin Smith – 7-Eleven, Cabinet speculation, Canning By-election

E&OE……………………………………………… Subjects: 7-Eleven, Franchising, ACCC, Cabinet speculation, Canning By-election  JUSTIN SMITH: Bruce Billson, Federal Small Business Minister is on the line. Hello Minister. MINISTER BILLSON: Justin, how are you? That is quiet the ice cream treat in your honour. You have taken one for the team there. JUSTIN SMITH: He has really stretched himself hasn’t…

201508.27

Transcript – ABC 774 Fight Club – Raf Epstein and Mark Dreyfus

E&OE……………………………………………… Subjects: Australian military expansion into Syria, National Reform Summit, PM visiting remote Indigenous communities, Canning by-election, republic debate  RAFAEL EPSTEIN:  Welcome to Fight Club. The Member for Isaacs, the ALP MP is Mark Dreyfus. He is the Shadow Attorney General, he is part of Bill Shorten’s Opposition. Mark, welcome. MARK DREYFUS: Good to be…

201508.21

Heartbeat of economy showcased- 2015 Telstra Business Awards

The heartbeat of the Australian economy was showcased at last night’s 2015 Telstra Australian Business Awards, which recognise outstanding small and medium businesses. On behalf of the Australian Government I congratulate and thank the winners, finalists and all nominees in this year’s awards. Your hard work and innovation as entrepreneurs and business owners is key…

201508.20

$150,000 in community project funding up for grabs

Local clubs, not-for-profit organisations and councils are encouraged to apply for a share in $150,000 for local infrastructure and other community projects. The funding has been made available under the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.  As the Member for Dunkley I am extremely excited to open entries for the programme, which will fund small capital…

201508.20

Langwarrin local leading charge to protect woodlands

Langwarrin resident Ella Boyen is doing fantastic work protecting the local environment and helping others in our community do the same. Ella has used an $11,500 grant from the Federal Government’s 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants 2014-2015 to develop a community information sharing website, run public workshops and coordinate group activities to maintain and improve the…

201508.18

Transcript – Sky, Peter Switzer – Jobs, economy

E&OE……………………………………………… Subjects: Small Business Budget Package, strengthening jobs and the economy PETER SWITZER:  One of the government’s greatest achievements in 2015 was the Small Business Initiative, which gave businesses up to $20,000 tax offsets per equipment purchased. This has been sighted by the likes of JB HI FI as a part of its improved proper…

201508.18

Productivity Commission inquiry into Australia’s Intellectual Property Arrangements

Productivity Commission Inquiry into Australia’s intellectual property arrangements Today the Treasurer, Joe Hockey, and the Minister for Small Business, Bruce Billson, announced that the Productivity Commission will commence its inquiry into Australia’s intellectual property arrangements. The inquiry will examine whether Australia has the right balance between promoting competition and protecting intellectual property, while considering our…

201508.14

Transcript – Justin Smith, 2UE – Samsung recall, same sex marriage

E&OE……………………………………………… Subject: Samsung washing machine recall, same sex marriage  JUSTIN SMITH:  It has been two years since Samsung issued their urgent recall for their top loader washing machines. Shockingly, one recalled machine bursts into flames each week, in this State alone, since April. Once a week – blows up – unbelievably dangerous. But despite the…