Media releases

2017

Stay safe when using ‘occy straps’

A new safety standard for elastic luggage straps (commonly known as ‘octopus straps’ or ‘occy straps’) comes into effect today, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

Wodonga, Benalla benefit from small biz roadshow

Coming off the back of delivering the lowest company tax rate for small business in 50 years, a nationwide small business roadshow took stock of the terrific opportunity in northern Victoria today,

Small business tax relief on the way

THE whole country is set to gain from more than 3 million small businesses having a lower tax rate, allowing them to invest more, grow more and employ more, Small Business Minister Michael McCormac

Small business overwhelmingly paid on-time by Government

THE Australian Government continues to lead the way in on-time payments to business, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

Competition changes: Levelling the playing field for small business

A LANDMARK review of Australian competition policy, introduced into Federal Parliament this week, backs small businesses to grow, innovate and create more jobs, Small Business Minister Michael McCo

New Horticulture Code of Conduct to take effect on 1 April

Australian horticulture growers will be able to secure fairer returns on their produce thanks to the Coalition Government's new and improved Horticulture Code of Conduct, which will provide a stron

Commemorating Comm Games with currency

Borobi, the official mascot of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), has not only found a spot in many Australian hearts, he has also now taken over one of our currency – the $1 coin – r

A boost for Berwick small businesses in sight

An Australia-wide small business roadshow headed by Small Business Minister Michael McCormack was in Berwick today, as local MP Jason Wood and the Minister toured businesses on High Street.

Interim ban imposed on unsafe ethanol burners

SMALL Business Minister Michael McCormack has today imposed an interim ban to prevent the supply of certain types of decorative alcohol fuelled devices, also known as ethanol burners.

Independent review of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

A year on from the creation of the office of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) by the Turnbull-Joyce Government, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack today

Boosting small business in Bathurst and Oberon

THE nationwide small business roadshow, headed by Small Business Minister Michael McCormack, headed to Bathurst and Oberon today, as the Central West played host to two roundtables with the Austral

Keeping kids’ soccer goals safe

MOVEABLE soccer goals, which are subject to a safety standard due to the risk of toppling over, have been reviewed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Backing small business on the Northern Beaches

TAX cuts, simpler paperwork and giving more businesses access to the $20,000 instant asset write-off programme were a central focus of a small business roadshow headed by Small Business Minister Mi

Mint motors ahead with Brabham montage

AUSTRALIAN motor racing legend Sir Arthur "Jack" Brabham AO OBE has been honoured by the Royal Australian Mint with the Formula One racing champion depicted on a new 50 cent piece unveiled this wee

Gympie, Sunshine Coast shine in regional small biz roadshow

THE nationwide small business roadshow headed by Small Business Minister Michael McCormack with leaders from the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), Australian Compe

Small Biz Roadshow heads to Brisbane

THE 2017 Small Business Roadshow led by Federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack lands in Brisbane today, with leaders from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Austr

It all starts with a spark and a dream

YOUNG entrepreneurs wanting to start their own small business have been given another boost this week, as the Coalition Government delivered even greater support to encourage jobseekers with a busi

Research reveals regional start-up success

NEW research released by Univers

Growing regional jobs in small business through decentralisation

Every new job and every new family in rural and regional Australia brings opportunity for a local small business to start or succeed, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

'Have a go': Help for budding Aussie entrepreneurs

New products are now available to help young Australians who are starting a business for the first time, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.