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 Ombudsman (ASBFEO) and Australian Taxation Office (ATO) meeting in the South of Brisbane today.
Mr McCormack said Queensland’s small business sector is a vital part of Australia’s economy and wants to see small businesses continue to do what they do best – create jobs, deliver vital goods and services and build vibrant local communities across the state.
“It’s great to be in the South of Brisbane today to speak directly with small business owners and learn first-hand what’s working well and more can be done to get the policy settings right,” said Mr McCormack.
“It’s small business – not Government – which creates jobs and opportunities for Australians.
“We have delivered tax cuts for small business, simplified GST reporting and extended the $20,000 instant asset write-off so that they can invest their time and money in their business, and it’s great to hear some great examples from small business right here in the South of Brisbane.
“I ran my own small business before I entered Parliament, so I understand any bit of tax relief can have an impact to help expand business operations and create more jobs.
“Small Business is the engine room of the Australian economy, that’s why the Liberal Nationals Government is backing them, because we have run, owned and operated our own small businesses and we understand the challenges and opportunities they face.”
The policy forum was held with Australia Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman and senior leaders from the ATO and Federal Member for Moreton Graham Perrett at the Griffith University Nathan Campus.
You can find out more about the small business package at the Small Business webpage.