Transcript – 702 ABC Sydney – Budget 2015

Wednesday 13 May 2015: Subjects: Budget 2015, asset depreciation KUMI TAGUCHI: Bruce Billson, the Minister for Small Business. Bruce thanks so much for joining us this afternoon. MINISTER BILLSON: Kumi, great to be with you and your listeners. KUMI TAGUCHI: Ok so $20,000 uncapped – just tell us how this would work. Give us a…


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…


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 – 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…


Minister welcomes retail trade figures

Thursday 5 March 2015: I welcome today’s release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics Retail Trade publication, which showed that Australian retail spending rose 0.4 per cent in January 2015 – the fastest rise in three months. The figures are encouraging news for Australia’s 127 000 small businesses operating in the retail sector. The biggest…


Transcript: ABC Country Hour – Grocery code

26 February 2015: CAROLINE WINTER: The beefed up grocery industry code of conduct has been more than a year in the making. Now just days before it is likely to be enacted, the Federal Small Business Minister Bruce Billson says finally there will be greater protections in place for suppliers. MINISTER BILLSON: We have seen…


Transcript – Interview with Denis Walter, 3AW Melbourne

Monday, 2 February 2015 Subjects: Prime Minister’s National Press Club address, leadership speculation, voter intentions DENIS WALTER: Joining me is the Honourable Bruce Billson, Member for Dunkley and Minister for Small Business. Mr Billson, good afternoon. MINISTER BILLSON: Good afternoon to you Denis and to your listeners and I was at the Australian Open tennis…


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….