Media releases


Riverina Fresh delivers CoOL milk to consumers

Riverina Fresh is one of the growing number of local businesses adopting Australia’s new Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) early, well ahead of the 30 June 2018 deadline.

Shopping local backs Bennelong small business

An extension to the instant asset write-off, cuts in the company tax rate and incentives to work with State and Territory Governments to cut more red tape back localAN extension to the instant asse

Payment times code a good start

TODAY’S announcement of a code of conduct for big business payment times to small business is welcomed, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

Trade gain to support Aussie meat exports to the UAE

A major technical trade barrier to the UAE removed. Improved market access for beef and sheep meat worth up to $60 million annually. Will give industry more flexibility whe

Instant asset write-off extension one step closer

AN extension to the popular instant asset write-off programme is one step closer thanks to a Bill introduced to Parliament today, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

New Coin and Stamp Unveiled to Commemorate 1967 Referendum and Mabo Decision

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and 25 years since the Mabo decision, the Government has today launched a 50 cent commemorative coin and Australia Post stamp today.

Tax cuts back Toowoomba small businesses

CUTS to the tax rate for small businesses – down to the lowest level in many decades – backs small businesses in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs to grow, Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh says.

Shop local in Lismore

NOW is the time to spend more money locally, so small businesses can restart the heart of Lismore, Member for Page Kevin Hogan says.

Beenleigh small business boosted by Budget

SMALL businesses throughout the Forde electorate were boosted by additional support in last week’s Federal Budget, Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen says.

40,000 small businesses on the Sunshine Coast boosted by Budget

FRESH from the 2017 Federal Budget, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack visited the Sunshine Coast today to meet with local businesses to discuss the benefits from the Government’s company ta

Helping Hinkler's small businesses have a go

NOW’s the time for Hinkler’s small businesses to have a go, expand and create more jobs, Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt says.

Celebrating Queensland Small Business Week

SMALL Business Minister Michael McCormack says small businesses have good reason to celebrate Queensland Small Business Week following last week’s Federal Budget boost for small business.

Simpler standard for baby dummies and dummy chains

BABIES’ dummies and dummy chains will be subject to a single product safety standard following a review by the consumer watchdog, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

Interim ban extended on unsafe ethanol burners

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

Budget boost for small business

EXTENDING the instant asset write-off programme and incentive payments for cutting red tape are highlights of the Budget boost for small business, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

Consumer protection delivered by Budget

PROTECTIONS for Australian consumers have been secured in this year’s Budget with increased penalties for companies and individuals that breach consumer law, Small Business Minister Michael McCorma

Tax cuts delivered for small business

A CUT in the company tax rate – to its lowest level in many decades – has been delivered in the House of Representatives this afternoon, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

Small business tax cuts central in jobs plan

TAX cuts for small businesses across the Moore electorate are central in the Federal Government’s plan to grow the economy and create more jobs, Member for Moore Ian Goodenough says.

Supporting small business set-up

STARTING a small business in Australia is about to get even simpler, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says, today releasing the Government’s response to the final report of the Productivit

Cutting Canning small business tax

CUTTING small business taxes – to the lowest level in many decades – backs Canning small businesses to grow, invest and create new jobs, Member for Canning Andrew Hastie says.