Small business key to G20’s growth target

Australian and international SME leaders have recommended entrepreneurship should be integrated into the G20 target to boost growth by 2 per cent over the next five years. School curricula and post-education employment are encouraged as one way to help boost growth across the globe. The proposal is one of 12 which have been given to…


Langwarrin and Langwarrin South next to connect to the NBN

Local Federal MP for Dunkley, Bruce Billson, today announced 4,600 premises in Langwarrin and Langwarrin South are a step closer to connecting to the National Broadband Network, with build preparation work now underway. Mr Billson said it was an important milestone for the area, with greater certainty for homes and businesses as they prepare for…


Small Business Helpline receives 100,000 calls

Minister for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz, said the Fair Work Ombudsman’s Small Business helpline, a Coalition Government election commitment, has received more than 100,000 calls since it was established in December last year. The priority service was created to provide reliable information to small business. “More than 100,000 people have received quick and accurate advice…


Official opening of the Australian National University’s new Sciences Precinct, Canberra

*Check against delivery* Professors, staff, colleagues, students, research, teaching and learning professionals: how about giving yourselves a big cheer before I talk. I am the reason we are running late because I wanted to speak with some of the staff and researchers in these facilities which has been truly inspirational. To see the sparkle in…


New Science Precinct to boost Australian research

A new precinct that will boost research standards and help address national science skills shortages was officially opened at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. The new Sciences Precinct, built with $165 million from the Australian Government includes a Chemical Science Hub, a Sciences Teaching Building, a Research Building and a Combined Science Workshop….


Evolution of Government Services in Frankston

Frankston joins nearly 140 Australian communities with access to government one-stop shops, where Medicare and Centrelink face-to-face services are offered under one roof. Minister for Human Services the Hon Senator Marise Payne and Member for Dunkley the Hon Bruce Billson officially opened the new Frankston one-stop shop today. Minister Payne said the Frankston Service Centre…


Minister Turnbull visits Frankston to highlight NBN progress

Local Federal MP for Dunkley, Bruce Billson today hosted the Minister for Communications, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull in Frankston to provide an update on the progress of the NBN and to discuss the Mobile Blackspot Programme. Mr Billson said it was great to have Minister Turnbull in the electorate to talk with local businesses, Councils…