258 new aged care places for Dunkley

30 January 2015: 258 new aged care places will be delivered in Dunkley, estimated to be worth more than $13 million. The places include 178 residential care places and 80 homecare places. These much needed places will help meet the demand for aged care and support people to stay in their own home for longer….


Transcript-ABC Mid North Coast- Red tape, Fuel

Thursday, 29 January 2015 Interview with Michael Spooner. Subjects: Manning Small Business Forum, red tape, fuel prices, ACCC fuel monitoring report, Food and Grocery Code, Harper Review MICHAEL SPOONER: I spoke with the Federal Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson earlier this morning and began by asking what issues are going to be on the…


ACCC’s Latest Carbon Monitoring Report

Thursday 29 January 2015 I have received the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s latest carbon monitoring report. There is no doubt our commitment to remove the carbon tax cost from small business and household bills saved Australians money across all states and territories. The report focuses on the response of Australian businesses in the December…


CPI Outcomes Encouraging for Small Business

Wednesday 28 January 2015 Today’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) outcome is encouraging news for small businesses in Australia. The report highlights the importance of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy and success in containing cost pressures. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the CPI rose by just 0.2 per cent over the December quarter 2014….


Federal Funding for Entrepreneurs Part of Small Business Plan

Wednesday 28 January 2015: Thriving, innovative small and medium businesses are key to the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a secure, strong economy and create jobs. Ten businesses have just received funding to help achieve this under Research Connections, an initiative helping small and medium business work with researchers to develop new ideas with commercial…


WA Businesses Invited to Talk Small Business

Joint media release with Rick Wilson MP, Federal Member for O’Connor 27 January 2015: Manjimup small and medium business owners are invited to meet Minister for Small Business, The Hon. Bruce Billson MP at a roundtable hosted by Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP on Thursday 5 February. The Minister will answer questions from…


Happy Birthday Commonfolk Coffee- A Local Inspiration

Happy birthday to Commonfolk, a unique coffee roasting business and café with an attached arts studio in the heart of Mornington’s dynamic industrial precinct. The business turns two on Australia Day, and is the perfect example of young citizens being innovative, contributing to the local economy and creating jobs in the process- all key focuses…


Australia Day 2015

Around 70 Dunkley residents will formalise their citizenship on Australia Day this year through Australian Citizenship Ceremonies held in Frankston and Rosebud. Congratulations to all of those citizens for choosing Australia as their country, for putting their hearts and hopes into our shared future, and for selecting our wonderful electorate as their home. I will…


Transcript – Interview with Ross Greenwood

2GB SUNDAY BUSINESS, SYDNEY Sunday, 25 January 2014 Subjects: Economy, jobs, consumer confidence, polls, Free Trade Agreements, Industrial Relations, Fair Work Commission, Economic Action Strategy, Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Board of Taxation review ROSS GREENWOOD: Happy New Year Bruce Billson, many thanks for your time. MINISTER BILLSON: Great to be back with you Ross and…