Media releases

2017

McCormack ‘honoured’ by new role

NATIONALS Member for Riverina Michael McCormack says he is proud to take on new roles as the Federal Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Minister for Defence Personnel, Minister Assisting the Prime Min

Fair fundraising: new industry guidance

NEW guidance providing charities, fundraisers and not-for-profits released today will provide much-needed clarity on how the Australian Consumer Law applies to fundraising activities, Minister for

Stocking fillers could be killers

AS millions of Australians rush to finish their Christmas shopping and fill the stockings of loved ones they should be cautious about the gifts they buy and receive for children, Minister for Small

Swim safe this summer

SUMMER is one of the best times of year to jump in the pool or head to the beach but some of the everyday products used to make this time enjoyable can be hazardous especially for children Minister

Checking your vehicle for a Takata airbag a ‘must-do’ this holiday season

AUSTRALIANS taking to the roads this holiday season should urgently check the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Product Safety website to see whether their vehicles are fitted with a

Keeping the cash flowing for small business

THE Turnbull Government continues to lead the way for paying small businesses on time with release the Pay On-Time Survey which shows Government agencies paid 96 per cent of their invoices

Taking Aussie small business to the world

REACHING new markets, capitalising on opportunities, growing small businesses and creating local jobs through embracing digital technology will be the focus of the redesigned Australian Small Busin

Strengthening the safety of automotive maintenance products

SAFETY standards for everyday automotive maintenance products including motor vehicle recovery straps, portable ramps and vehicle support stands have been strengthened to protect the safety of cons

Support small business this holiday season

CHRISTMAS is just around the corner and shops and small businesses across Australia are getting ready to fill the stockings with local wonders says Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack.

Fresh framework helping industry and business

AN updated framework to help businesses and policy makers decide when industry codes may be used to address problematic behaviours was released today by the Minister for Small Business, Michael McC

Small biz innovation strong in Armidale

INNOVATION was the key theme during a visit by Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack to Armidale.

Delivering faster payments for small business

The Turnbull Government will ensure small businesses providing goods and services to the Government receive faster payments.

Call for submissions: Government to examine fees for paper bills

PROTECTING Australia's most vulnerable and disadvantaged consumers from excessive fees and charges will be the focus of a public consultation into paper billing says Minister for Small Business Mic

Bouris taskforce to help digitise small business

The Turnbull Government has established a Small Business Digital Taskforce, to be headed by one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs, Mark Bouris AM, to ensure more Australian small busines

Have your say: Ticket reselling in Australia

A NATIONWIDE consultation process to combat ticket scalping and protect Australian concert-goers and live sport lovers has been announced today by Small Business Minister Michael McCormack.

Delivered: 12 months of unfair contract term protections for small business

A YEAR ON small businesses no longer have to "take it or leave it" when negotiating contracts with big business thanks to the Coalition Government's continued support for small business, Minister f

Small business growing strong in Apple Isle

SMALL business in Tasmania is surging ahead with growth above the national average; Federal Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack visited the Apple Isle on a two-day trip saying he was thri

Small business and consumers big winners today

SMALL business and consumers are big winners today as the Turnbull Government’s competition laws commenced, creating a level playing field and greater protections to balance the small business to b

Commemorative coin to mark Battle of Beersheba

The Australian Government has launched a commemorative coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Beersheba with sales supporting the Anzac Centenary Public Fund.