Transcript – Capital Hill, ABC TV – Budget 2015

Wednesday 13 May 2015: Subjects: Budget 2015 – Jobs and Small Business Package JAMES BENNETT: Bruce Billson, how many jobs will this package create? MINISTER BILLSON: We have got to recover the 519,000 jobs lost in small business under the previous Labor Government. That is our first ambition– recover those jobs that were lost under…


Jobs and small business package to help small businesses invest more, grow more, employ more

Tuesday 12 May 2015: Joint media release with the Prime Minister and the Treasurer: The 2015 Budget is the next step in the Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. This Budget is about building jobs, growth and opportunity and providing a credible path to surplus. The new $5.5…


Local ‘launch pad’ for trade careers open for business

Monday 11 May 2015: Local students will learn useful job skills and be able to commence a trade-focused career in the newly opened Frankston START Trade Training Centre. The centre, located at the Chisholm Institute of TAFE, Frankston Campus, will enable secondary school students from the region to earn qualifications in construction, hairdressing and hospitality….


Transcript – Rafael Epstein ABC 774 – Victorian infrastructure, Budget

Wednesday 6 May 2015: Fight Club with Stephen Jones Subjects: Greens leadership, Victorian infrastructure, Budget, superannuation RAFAEL EPSTEIN: Springing off the top rope for Team Abbott is Bruce Billson – Minister for Small Business, Member for Dunkley here in Melbourne, joining us from Canberra. Hi there Bruce. MINISTER BILLSON: Hi Raf, best wishes to you…


Transcript – Marcus Paul 2CC – Free trade agreements, Budget

Wednesday 6 May 2015: Subjects: Free trade Agreements, Budget, exploitation of visa workers, ACCC petrol monitoring MARCUS PAUL: The Federal Minister Bruce Billson, Federal Minister for Small Business, has been in Yass today talking about Free Trade Agreements and opportunities for businesses across our region. I am happy to say the Minister joins us on…


ACCC to probe Launceston petrol prices

Friday 8 May 2015: The Federal Member for Bass Andrew Nikolic and I welcome the announcement that Launceston will be the subject of the ACCC’s second probe into regional petrol prices in Australia. Launceston petrol prices are among the highest in Australia, and both Andrew and I have been deeply concerned about this. We have…


Bernie bungles as Labor again turns its back on small business

Wednesday 6 May 2015: All that Australian small business ever needed to know about Labor’s continuing disinterest in them was captured by Bernie Ripoll in his press release today. Even before any detail has been announced, Labor’s spokesman Bernie Ripoll has issued a scaremongering statement, seeking to corrode business confidence by signalling that Labor will…


Transcript – Doorstop – Budget 2015

Wednesday 6 May 2015: E&OE……………………………………………… Subjects: Budget 2015 – Small Business and Jobs Package: Start-up costs, legal changes and CGT MINISTER BILLSON: Thanks Joe, thanks Peter. It is great to be here and to see John and his team doing a great job; building a business, creating livelihood opportunities and really adding economic vitality to…


Supporting start-ups and entrepreneurship

Joint media release with Treasurer Joe Hockey. Wednesday 6 May 2015: The hard working women and men of Australian small business are the engine room of our economy. Their innovative and entrepreneurial spirit will drive Australia’s economic future. There are already good signs the Commonwealth Government is getting the settings right for over two million…