MEDIA RELEASE - TURNBULL AXES JOBS AND GROWTH FROM CABINET BY DUMPING SMALL BUSINESS - 18 JULY 2016

The Turnbull Liberal Government has betrayed millions of Australian small business owners by dumping the Small Business portfolio from Cabinet. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES TO ACCESS FINANCE - 29 APRIL 2016

A Shorten Labor Government will support a 21st Century regulatory framework for access to financial information for small businesses. Continue reading

SPEECH - SMALL BUSINESS: A LABOR IMPERATIVE - 28 APRIL 2016

I acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the traditional owners of this land. Thank you to the McKell Institute for inviting me to speak.  McKell’s work has a real impact on public policy in Australia.  Sam and his team make a positive contribution with each piece of research they produce and every discussion they host. A special thank you to eBay for generously hosting us tonight.  You couldn’t pick a more appropriate multinational business to talk about Australian small business. eBay has changed small business forever.  Instead of solely relying on bricks and mortar, human capital has created a global platform for buying and selling, opening up millions of small business opportunities across the world. How many small businesses simply wouldn’t exist today if it weren’t for eBay?  Hearing the story of how Pierre Omidyar sold a broken laser pointer for $14 after writing some code brought home to me just how powerful a transition we are experiencing - and that was over 20 years ago. eBay gives us an insight into how skills, technology and innovation will shape the future environment for businesses more than ever before.  The trend is clear. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - MORE CALLS FOR TAX ACTION - 20 APRIL 2016

Every day now the chorus condemning tax avoidance gets louder.  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - SMALL BUSINESSES SPEAK: WHERE IS THE PLAN? - 5 APRIL 2016

Critical parts of the economy propped up by small business are wondering: where is the plan?  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - DOUBLE TAXATION A RECIPE FOR RED TAPE - 31 MARCH 2016

Despite the rhetoric about ‘lower, simpler, fairer taxes’, the Prime Minister’s plan for double taxation will increase red-tape. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR'S PLAN TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES FIGHT ANTI-COMPETITIVE BEHAVIOUR - 14 MARCH 2016

Labor has today launched a new plan to ensure small businesses have access to justice when confronted by anti-competitive behaviour. Continue reading