Media releases

2017

Don't be taken for a ride this Melbourne Cup

PUNTERS are being warned to watch out for betting and sports investment scams which falsely promise high odds and big returns on Cup Day, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack says.

Small business is thriving and confidence growing latest data shows

SMALL BUSINESS continues to thrive which has been confirmed by Sensis Business Index September quarter results released today and warmly welcomed by Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack.

Labor lies and dodge balls

LABOR has no plan for small business other than to roll back tax cuts putting a handbrake on jobs and growth and even then can't be up front about it, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack

Quad bike safety taskforce

A Taskforce led by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will conduct an investigation into quad bike safety under plans announced today by the Minister for Employment Michaelia

Taking action to protect vulnerable consumers

EXPOSURE draft legislation to increase protections for the vulnerable consumers who access Small Amount Credit Contracts (SACCs) and consumer leases has been released for two weeks of consultation.

Better baby baths and safer sunnies

SAFETY standards for baby bath aids and sunglasses have been strengthened to ensure the safety of consumers in Australia, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack says.

Minister tells fitness buffs to keep hiking and biking

SAFETY standards for exercise bikes and treadmills have been maintained to ensure the safety of users, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack says.

Better protection for small business delivered

SMALL business is the big winner today, after the Government legislated a second tranche of major amendments to Australia’s competition law.

Keeping the lights on and the doors open for small business

ENERGY bills for small businesses across Australia will be cheaper after the Coalition Government announced a plan to ensure reliable and affordable energy for all Australians.

300,000 small businesses benefit from instant asset write-off

CLOSE to 300,000 Australian small businesses have taken advantage of the Coalition Government’s instant asset write-off according to 2015-16 tax office data, Minister for Small Business Michael McC

Small Biz Roadshow in the south of Brisbane

THE 2017 Small Business Roadshow led by Federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack has been rolling around the country, with leaders from the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise

Small business shining bright on the Sunshine Coast

THE outlook for small businesses in the Sunshine Coast community looks bright as Federal Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien took the Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack to the heart of his el

Online safety a must for small businesses

SMALL business owners across Australia are encouraged to take part in Stay Smart Online Week by taking simple steps to ensure that they don’t fall victim to cyber criminals.  

Welcome news for small business borrowers

Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack has welcomed National Australia Bank’s introduction of shorter, plain English loan contracts for small business borrowers.

Small businesses looking positive with Federal backing

Small businesses and community leaders of Echuca and Shepparton met with the Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack during a visit to the region hosted by Federal Member for Murray Damian Dr

Small business package helping to grow local economy

ENERGY costs and tax cuts dominated talks with small business owners as the Federal Member for Dunkley Chris Crewther took the Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack to the heart of his elec

Backing small business in Adelaide

TAX CUTS, instant asset write offs and a balanced playing field for small business featured heavily in today’s discussions with small businesspeople in Adelaide when Senator for South Australia Dav

Interview with Michael McCormack on Takata airbags recall notice

MICHAEL MCCORMACK: As the Minister responsible for consumer affairs, yesterday I made a directive that there is to be a proposed recall notice.

Proposed compulsory recall: vehicles with defective Takata airbags

Today the Australian Government issued a Proposed Recall Notice for a comp