Media releases


$20k write-off a real help for Ryan's small businesses

A YEAR-LONG extension to the popular $20,000 instant asset write-off programme helps the more than 13,000 small businesses across the Ryan electorate, local MP Jane Prentice says.

Along the road to growth at Gundagai

THERE’S a track winding back to a job-creating shack along the road to Gundagai, Small Business Minister and local Nationals’ MP Michael McCormack says.

Safety standard for ethanol burners

A NEW safety standard for decorative alcohol-fuelled devices, also known as ethanol burners, will ensure consumers’ safety, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

Start-ups star in Newcastle roadshow

A LOCAL start-up hub in the Newcastle Mall – The Roost Creative – shows the wonderful opportunities in starting a small business, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

Helping the Hunter's small businesses grow

SMALL businesses throughout the New South Wales Hunter Valley are set to grow and create even more jobs thanks to tax cuts and practical support from the Federal Government, Senator John Williams s

Back in Bathurst to boost small business

AN EXTENSION to the popular instant asset write-off programme and tax cuts for small businesses underscore the Federal Government’s practical support for small business, Member for Calare Andrew Ge

PaTH to opportunity for small biz and young Australians

YOUNG Australians and small businesses are on the path to opportunity thanks to a new partnership announced today, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

Simple and positive changes for small business

SIMPLER Business Activity Statements (BAS) and an extension to the instant asset write-off programme will change from tomorrow and underscore the simple and positive changes for small business, Sma

Saluting small business in regional SA

RECENT cuts to the small business tax rate – now down to 27.5 per cent – helps small businesses throughout rural and regional South Australia to expand and create jobs, Grey MP Rowan Ramsey says.

The hills are alive with the sound of small business

TAX cuts for small business – down to the lowest rate in many decades – backs small businesses throughout the Adelaide Hills to expand and create more jobs, Assistant Agriculture Minister Anne Rust

Advancing Adelaide’s small businesses

SMALL businesses throughout Adelaide are in the spotlight today as local owners meet to share ideas and network with a nationwide small business roadshow, Education Minister and South Australian Se

Shop local on U.N. Small Business Day

AS the world celebrates small businesses on the inaugural United Nations’ Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Day, Australia’s Small Business Minister Michael McCormack has urged communities to sho

Our national snapshot: 2016 census data released today

A DETAILED and high-quality snapshot of Australia, its people and its communities will be revealed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today as the 2016 Census of Population and Housing da

Safety warning for Polaris youth quad bikes

Small Business Minister Michael McCormack has today issued a Safety Warning Notice for owners and repairers of Polaris youth quad bikes which may contain asbestos.

Australia’s AIIB statement: Connectivity from infrastructure key to development

SUSTAINABLE infrastructure investment and partnership with the private sector have underscored Australia’s statement to the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure

Delivered: instant asset write-off extension

AUSTRALIA’S 3.2 million small businesses can continue to purchase equipment up to $20,000 and write it off immediately thanks to legislation passed by the Senate today, Small Business Minister Mich

Driving Dawson: shopping local backs small business

AN extension to the popular $20,000 instant asset write-off programme gives Dawson small businesses the opportunity to grow and keep money flowing around the local economy, Federal Member for Dawso

Tax cuts back Capricornia's small businesses

The lowest small business tax rate since the Second World War means local small businesses can reinvest to grow and create more jobs, Capricornia MP Michelle Landry says.

CQ central in small business support

SMALL businesses throughout Central Queensland are set to benefit from the Federal Government’s Budget boost, Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd says.

Discussing employment issues with Riverina locals

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, and the Minister for Small Business and Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack, today took part in an employment roundtable with Ri