201402.05

Launch of ‘The Village’ at NAB, Melbourne

*Check against delivery* This is a very exciting project. It’s a big bank walking the talk which understands how big a deal small business is to our economy and to our community. For those of you who don’t know, I am from the great southern hemisphere capital of Frankston. Our economy is small business and…

201111.22

Speech – Mining Tax

Mr BILLSON (Dunkley) (11:11): It is a pleasure to discuss these important resource tax bills—the bundle of them that are before the chamber today—and to follow the member for Eden-Monaro claiming some world-class championship performance from the Labor government. He did not actually mention, though, that there have been 300,000 jobs lost in small business…

201111.21

Speech – Plain Tobacco Packaging

Mr BILLSON (Dunkley) (13:26): I support the comments of my colleague, Dr Southcott, the member for Boothby. In his remarks, he touched on the consideration being afforded to businesses, particularly smaller businesses, in the transitional arrangements in the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill. As Dr Southcott outlined, the coalition has at times been portrayed as not…