201508.12

Transcript – Sky’s PVO – Same sex marriage, climate change

E&OE……………………………………………… Subjects: Same sex marriage, Competition review (Section 46)  PETER VAN ONSELEN: Let’s go to Bruce Billson now, the Small Business Minister, thank you very much for joining us and taking away the thunder of Andrew Robb on the Business Channel. MINISTER BILLSON: Well, it is a tough call for your viewers Peter, but I…

201508.12

Transcript – ABC 774 Raf Epstein and Mark Dreyfus – Same sex marriage, competition

E&OE……………………………………………… Subjects: Same sex marriage, Competition review (Section 46) PETER VAN ONSELEN: Let’s go to Bruce Billson now, the Small Business Minister, thank you very much for joining us and taking away the thunder of Andrew Robb on the Business Channel. MINISTER BILLSON: Well, it is a tough call for your viewers Peter, but I…

201508.12

Transcript – ABC Melbourne, Jon Faine – Same sex marriage

E&OE……………………………………………… Subject: Same sex marriage JON FAINE: Bruce Billson is the Federal Member for Dunkley, located around Frankston. He is the Minister, in Tony Abbott’s Government, for Small Business. Mr Billson, good morning to you. MINISTER BILLSON: Good morning to you Jon and to your listeners. JON FAINE: How do you think the people in your…

201508.05

Almost $350,000 for local aged and disabled youth

Older Australians, younger people with disability and their carers in Mornington, Frankston, Mount Eliza and Baxter will be supported to stay in their own homes with almost $350,000 in Australian Government funding. The funding is being provided under the Government’s Home and Community Care (HACC) program and will be shared between six local providers. Our…

201508.05

Statement: Making our misuse of market power laws workable, more predictable and more effective

Healthy competition is one of the surest ways to lift long-term productivity growth, incomes, economic prospects and performance.  It drives enterprises to excel and to find new ways to delight customers – new offerings, new entrants, better value and choice. A key responsibility of Government is to ensure the right settings are in place to…

201508.05

Government services come together in Mornington

Joint media release with Minister for Human Services, Senator the Hon Marise Payne: Mornington residents now have access to more government services under one roof with Medicare and Centrelink now housed together in a new Mornington One-stop Shop. All staff and services at the Village Shopping Centre have relocated to the Mornington Service Centre at…

201508.04

Transcript – 2GB Alan Jones – Competition law

E&OE……………………………………………… Subjects: Changes to the Competition and Consumer Act  MINISTER BILLSON Good morning to you Alan, and to your listeners. ALAN JONES:  Thank you very much, I should point out to you and you would expect me to say it, that the petrol price is still about 147 cents a litre on the Pacific Highway….

201508.04

Consultation paper on regulatory framework for small proprietary companies and crowd sourced equity funding

The Government is making it easier for small businesses to access the capital they need to grow and thrive by removing obstacles to crowd-sourced equity funding. This change compliments the expanded tax concessions for Employee Share Schemes introduced in our 2015 Budget which passed in the last sitting of Parliament. I am pleased today to…

201508.03

Have your say on the Horticulture Code of Conduct

Stakeholders have an opportunity to shape the regulation of Australia’s $9.23 billion horticulture sector with the release today of an issues paper to inform the independent review of the mandatory Horticulture Code of Conduct. In June, Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, and Minister for Small Business, Bruce Billson, initiated the review of the Horticulture Code…