201509.10

AFR article: Effective competition laws boost growth, trade and investment

Opinion piece which appeared in the Australian Financial Review (AFR) on 1 September 2015  The recommendations of the Government’s Competition Policy Review Final Report will promote more dynamic, competitive and well-functioning markets and provide a detailed and ambitious blueprint for a new wave of economic reform. Effective competition is one of the surest ways to raise…

201509.09

$500,000 Nepean Highway safety improvements scheduled for October

Recognising the community’s concerns with safety along the black length of Nepean Highway in Mount Eliza, I have been working hard to deliver a solution for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. I am delighted that after securing $400,000 from the Australian Government for safety upgrades, construction of the project is expected to begin in October and…

201509.09

New app for parents to help children learn

I have always said that a person’s postcode should not determine their potential. It is critical local kids are given as much support as possible to make this a reality, setting them up for success in life. And we know parents and a young person’s support network can make a real difference to their life-long…

201509.07

Transcript – Minister for Small Business – Ross Greenwood, 2GB

E&OE……………………………………………… Subject: Competition law    ROSS GREENWOOD:  Let’s go to the man who is responsible for all of this, he is inside the Federal Cabinet, that is important. That is the Small Business Minister Bruce Billson. Many thanks for your time Bruce.  MINISTER BILLSON:  Good to be with you and your listeners again Ross. ROSS…

201509.04

Transcript – Business Armadale Speech – Canning By-election, competition, small business, FTAs

MINISTER BILLSON: Thanks Andrew. Thank you for all coming today. It does feel a little bit like my own electorate some forty to sixty kilometres out of Melbourne. That great southern hemisphere capital. You know of Santiago, Buenos Aires and Frankston. Great part of the world but not dissimilar in its challenges from here. People…

201509.02

Transcript – Address to CCI WA – Competition policy review, superannuation penalty reform, small business measures

E&OE……………………………………………… Subjects: Competition policy review (Section 46), Superannuation penalty reform, Growing Jobs and Small Business package, other measures for small business. MINISTER BILLSON: Thanks Nicole. It is great to be here. Thank you to each and every one of you for coming along, but more sincerely, thanks for all you do for the economy and…

201509.01

Transcript – ABC 774, Jon Faine – Harper recommendations, 7-Eleven, Cabinet leaks, ABC and Fairfax

E&OE……………………………………………… Subjects: Harper recommendations, 7-Eleven, Cabinet leaks, ABC and Fairfax  JON FAINE: Bruce Billson is the Minister for Small Business in the Abbott Federal Liberal Government. He is the Member for the seat of Dunkley, which is centred around Frankston and surrounding areas. Mr Billson, good morning to you. MINISTER BILLSON: Good morning to you…

201509.01

Transcript – Kieran Gilbert, Sky – competition policy review, political gossip

E&OE……………………………………………… Subjects: Political gossip, competition policy review (Section 46) KIERAN GILBERT: First, I am joined by his Cabinet colleague, the Small Business Minister Bruce Billson. Mr Billson thanks very much for your time. MINISTER BILLSON: Thank you Kieran. KIERAN GILBERT: What do you make of Peter Dutton’s comments that some in the media, particularly Fairfax,…