Media releases

2016

Summer safety is simple

SUMMER and the so-called “silly season” can often see safety take a backseat but a simple one-stop-safety-shop for consumers is set to offer important product safety information for consumers this

Stronger Competition, Stronger Small Businesses, Better Outcomes for Consumers

STRONGER competition laws introduced to Parliament today through changes to Section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 will strengthen Australia’s small business sector while benefiting co

ABCC spells fair deal for small business

Today's  passage of legislation to reinstate the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) will restore confidence and stability on Australian worksites and among small business and de

Australian Statistics Advisory Council Chairperson appointed

Small Business Minister Michael McCormack today announced the appointment of Professor Gary Banks AO as the part-time Chairperson and member of the Australian Statistics Advisory Council (ASAC)

Riverina and Central West home to NSW Business of the Year

Forbes’ famous H E Silos took a starring role at the NSW Business Chamber Awards, taking out the business of the year award and earning the congratulations of Federal Small Business Minister and lo

Clearer food label changes enter Parliament

SWEEPING changes to Australia’s country of origin labelling programme came before Parliament today, as the Coalition Government moved to deliver on another critical promise, Small Business Minister

Small business: Santa’s little helper

As Australians today mark their calendars and see Christmas just one month away, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack has urged shoppers to think local and make this year’s Christmas a merry

Statement on the MacGibbon Review

Today the report of the MacGibbon Review into the events surrounding the 2016 eCensus was tabled in the Parliament.

Marvellous Mint recognises Richie with commemorative coin

SYNONYMOUS with Australian summer over six decades, the memory of former Australian Test Cricket Captain and the ‘voice of Australian Cricket’, Richie Benaud OBE, has been memorialised in a limited

RAI & Google reveal regional online heroes

RURAL online businesses which embrace advanced technologies and changing customer tastes have been saluted in recent awards from the Regional Australia Institute, Small Business Minister and Nation

Wagga Wagga businesses set to benefit from North Asia FTAs

The Nationals’ Federal Member for Riverina and Minister for Small Business, Michael McCormack, is set to host a seminar in Wagga Wagga this Friday to help local businesses make the most of Australi

Canberra minted with tourism award trifecta

CANBERRA’S Royal Australian Mint has bagged three coveted titles at the annual Canberra Region Tourism Awards, earning the congratulations of Small Business Minister Michael McCormack and the Feder

Now’s the time to have your say on egg labelling

The text of a draft for the new information standard for free-range egg labelling was released for public consultation today, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack has announced.

Small business unfair contract protections enshrined in law

NEW unfair contract term protections for small business commence today, giving small businesses across Australia access to the same protections available to consumers under the Australian Consumer

Simone’s start-ups win PM praise

Targets of 100 Wagga Wagga start-ups by 2020 and the success of local entrepreneur Simone Eyles have taken a starring role in remarks from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to Australia’s business le

Innovation, Indigenous small businesses show wealth of WA talent

SUCCESS stories from Western Australia’s more than 214,000 small businesses have taken an innovation and indigenous focus today, as Federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack continued his W

Tax cuts in spotlight as Australian Chamber tour heads west

ROHAN Jewellery in Perth was in the spotlight today as Federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack and CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, James Pearson, took their nation

Consumer law in spotlight as Australians urged to have their say

Reviews of Australia’s consumer law are set to take centre stage, following last week’s release of an Interim Report as part of the Review of the Australian Consumer Law, Small Business Minister Mi

Small Business Minister visits the Latrobe Valley

Traders groups and small business representatives today met with Federal Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack in Traralgon.

Tassie business set for growth

With new trade agreements, plans for lower taxes and fewer pieces of red tape, Tasmania’s more than 35,600 small businesses are vital to driving economic growth and creating new jobs, Small Busines