Transcripts

Report by David Coady, ABC Radio National

7 November 2017

SABRA LANE: As many Australians prepare to have a flutter on the Melbourne Cup today, authorities are warning punters to watch out for scams. The ACCC Scamwatch has received more than 180 reports of scams related to betting and sports investments this year and it's often a case of the scammers promise being too good […]

Interview with Matthew Tukaki

6 November 2017

MATTHEW TUKAKI: Joining me on the line is Federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack. We love getting Michael on the show because often starting a second career isn't about finding a job, it's about getting into a small business and with more than 2.1 small businesses across the country employing millions of Australians, it's a […]

Interview with Matthew Tukaki

23 October 2017

MATTHEW TUKAKI: Welcome back. I'm joined on the line by Small Business Minister Michael McCormack. He's always out on the road talking to small business, and after our conversation with Lauren Calvisi, the stay-at-home mum who's just started up her own business in Far North Queensland - selling cakes to mums, who would've thought? - […]

Interview with Sheridan Stewart, 90.3 ABC Sunshine Coast

9 October 2017

SHERIDAN STEWART: I am talking the federal Minister for Small Business, Michael McCormack, who's been on the coast today and is in the studio with us this afternoon. We're live-streaming on Facebook. Thanks for joining us, Minister. MICHAEL MCCORMACK: Thank you, Sheridan. SHERIDAN STEWART: How have you spent your day? MICHAEL MCCORMACK: Well, look, I […]

Interview with Damian Drum, WIN TV Shepparton

3 October 2017

JOURNALIST: Inaudible DAMIAN DRUM: Well we have been over to Echuca first thing this morning, with a breakfast there with business associations and members of the Kyabram Business Chamber, so they have had an opportunity to talk to Michael about their small business and the threats, the imposts, what’s working well within their small business […]

Doorstop interview, launch of Connective Collective, Liverpool

21 September 2017

McCORMACK: I have a background in small business, so that’s why I know things like this are so important. Having run my own small business, I know the ups and downs of being a small business owner. But particularly for migrants who come to Australia, this is important. They may not know anybody; they don’t […]

Remarks, Wagga Wagga

21 August 2017

McCORMACK: Thanks very much. I am so glad that Andrew Conway, the CEO of the Institute of Public Accountants, just spoke about changes to section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act. They are important. They are significant. It’s important and significant because it’s another election promise we delivered last week in Parliament.  Last week […]

Interview with Matt Tukaki, 2GB Talking Lifestyle

14 August 2017

TUKAKI It’s tempting for those of us in the cities to forget about those fellow Australians in country towns with the fast pace by causing us to get caught up in our own worlds. But here’s the thing – if it wasn’t for those living across rural, regional and country parts of Australia we may […]

Doorstop interview with Michelle Landry MP, Rockhampton, Queensland

4 August 2017

MICHAEL McCORMACK The fly in fly out Labor Senator Murray Watt has shown his complete disregard for small business and so has Bill Shorten by wanting to dismantle trusts. Trusts play a very important role in small business, they play a very important role in regional Australia. What Labor doesn’t get is they enable small […]

Interview with 2GB, Sydney

25 July 2017

JOURNALIST: [Inaudible] MCCORMACK    First, I want to express my deepest sympathies and those of the Government to the family of the gentleman who tragically lost his life. It’s heartbreaking. It’s an awful tragedy. I am the Minister responsible for Consumer Affairs and I do want to ensure the public that consumers are protected from […]

Interview with Matt Tukaki, 2GB Talking Lifestyle

24 July 2017

TUKAKI Joining me to talk about the world of small business is Federal Small Business Minister, Michael McCormack, Peter Strong, the Chief Executive of the Council of Small Business of Australia and Jackie Crowe, who is Australia’s Mental Health Commissioner. We also have a small business owner in country Victoria. But first to Michael McCormack. […]

Doorstop interview, Hobart

20 July 2017

McCORMACK: I am here as part of a national small business roadshow which is going right across Australia – and this is not the first time I have been to Tasmania as the Small Business Minister! So it’s nice to be back. I am here listening to the issues small businesses want to raise with […]

Doorstop interview, Gold Coast

17 July 2017

MICHAEL McCORMACK: It’s fantastic to be here to the Gold Coast again. The Gold Coast is very much the heart of entrepreneurship. We know that when the Gold Coast is doing well, Queensland is doing well. And when Queensland is doing well, the nation is doing well. Certainly Steve Ciobo as the Trade, Tourism and […]

Doorstop interview, Foodpro, International Convention Centre, Sydney

16 July 2017

McCORMACK: I am really excited to be here at Foodpro. This is an expo which is a fantastic example of the importance of food manufacturing in Australia. And certainly as the Small Business Minister – and the very first Small Business Minister from the regions – I know how food manufacturing, processing and production is […]

Interview, 2NM Muswellbrook

6 July 2017

JOURNALIST: I’m joined in the studio by the Federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack and Senator for Hunter, John Williams, good Morning. JOHN WILLIAMS: Good morning Steven MICHAEL McCORMACK: Glad to be here. JOURNALIST: Good to have you in Muswellbrook. Now Minister you’re here for a small business forum. What are small business people telling […]

Doorstop interview, Wagga Wagga

4 July 2017

MICHAEL McCORMACK: It’s going to be a sensational year for small businesses right throughout the Riverina and Central West because not only are they going to be paying a 27.5% tax rate, the lowest it’s been since 1940, they’ve also had their instant asset write-off extended by 12 months. Capital equipment small businesses buy up […]

Interview with Dom Ingersole, 2BS Bathurst

4 July 2017

DOM INGERSOLE: The State of the Nation Dinner for the Nationals Party is going to be held at the RSL club tonight and I’m lucky enough to be joined in the studio by Federal Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack and Member for Calare Andrew Gee. Good afternoon to the both of you. ANDREW GEE: […]

Doorstop interview, Edgell Park, Cowra

3 July 2017

McCORMACK: It has been an exciting morning here this morning! It’s actually rather appropriate that we have inclement weather because we’ve opened the new outdoor covered area here. It takes into account the canteen and where the kids will assemble before they play their soccer games here at Egdell Park in Cowra. The Federal Government […]

Interview, Port Pirie, South Australia

29 June 2017

JOURNALIST: Minister, you’re here as part of a forum today? A roundtable? McCORMACK: Yes, it was a really good roundtable. We had a number of small business owners and operators from Port Pirie and around the district who came to talk to us on their views about what we should be doing as a Federal […]

Doorstop interview with Rowan Ramsey MP, Federal Member for Grey, Port Pirie, SA

29 June 2017

JOURNALIST Minister, you’re here in Port Pirie with business owners and others. What did you learn? McCORMACK It’s great to be here in Grey with Rowan Ramsey. There are 14,888 small and medium businesses in what is the fourth-largest electorate in Australia. And Rowan does a fantastic job for and on behalf of each and […]

Interview with Leon Byner, 5aa, South Australia

29 June 2017

PRESENTER: [RECORDING STARTS] … one of those matters is being owed a lot of money. Yesterday the Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell told us that in this state $470 million is outstanding to various businesses in South Australia. Most are over 30 days. A very large chunk are over 60. SA Health, according to Ms […]

Interview with Julie Clift, ABC Central West

28 June 2017

PRESENTER: Joining us on the line now is Riverina MP and Small Business Minister Michael McCormack. Good morning. McCORMACK: Hi Julie. PRESENTER: Let’s talk about what the Census results are showing, in terms of the data itself. It’s been well documented that the census failed. Can you give an assurance about the data is it […]

Interview with Fiona Wyllie, ABC State-wide Drive (NSW)

27 June 2017

PRESENTER Today is the release of the 2016 Census. And while there is always a lot of focus on the major cities, the data is really important, too, for regional Australia. That’s one of the reasons the Minister for Small Business, Michael McCormack, launched the Census results in West Wyalong earlier today. He joins us […]

2016 Census data release interview, West Wyalong, NSW

27 June 2017

McCORMACK I want to firstly thank Australians for filling out the 2016 Census. I have been assured, and today it has been confirmed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and by the Independent Assurance Panel that the 2016 Census, conducted on August 9 was certainly fit for purpose.

2016 Census pre-data release interview, Macquarie Radio

27 June 2017

JOURNALIST: [INAUDIBLE] MICHAEL McCORMACK: What they can expect is very detailed community level data on all things related to population, housing, income, migration, language, education, religion, family structure, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin, there’s much, much more. There is in fact 68 million facts in 2.8 million tables. It’s a huge logistical task the […]

2016 Census pre-data release interview, ABC Radio

27 June 2017

JOURNALIST: What are you doing this morning? MICHAEL McCORMACK: Heading to West Wyalong for a small business forum teaching small businesses about the value and benefits of being online, of having a digital presence, but also whilst there the Census is being announced and released in Canberra at Old Parliament House by the ABS Statistician […]

2016 Census data release doorstop interview, West Wyalong

27 June 2017

McCORMACK I’m absolutely delighted that the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released its Census for 2016 this morning at 10.00am. I’m absolutely delighted that the Head Statistician for the ABS David Kalisch has assured Australians that the Census from last August was both useful and very, very much useable. I’m absolutely delighted that the […]

Interview with 2BS, Bathurst

20 June 2017

JOURNALIST: Mr McCormack, what kind of role do small businesses play in regional communities such as Bathurst? McCORMACK: It plays an absolutely integral role and a very important role. Not just in agriculture, but in all sorts of areas. These electorates – and particularly Andrew Gee’s and mine in the Riverina – are so diverse. […]

Joint doorstop interview, Mackay, Queensland

9 June 2017

GEORGE CHRISTENSEN: It’s great to be here at Debbie’s Seafood with the Small Business Minister Michael McCormack, who has come to the Mackay region to talk to small businesses. We had a forum earlier today at the Souths Suburban Bowls Club and we had a great representation of small business, including representatives of the local […]

Joint doorstop interview with Ken O’Dowd MP, Member for Flynn, Gladstone

8 June 2017

KEN O’DOWD: Good morning everybody. I am here this morning with the Minister for Small Business, Michael McCormack. We have just finished our roadshow over at the University of Capricornia and we spoke to the people on the ground there and listened to their issues. We had the tax department, the ACCC and small business […]

Doorstop interview, Harden-Murrumburrah, NSW

7 June 2017

MICHAEL McCORMACK: Today is certainly a very exciting day for the community. We’ve just opened up the refurbished classrooms at the Trinity Catholic Primary School in Murrumburrah-Harden and the Federal Government proved $391,000 towards this vital project and the local community as well as the Archdiocese also supplied $184,000. So it’s a significant building. Almost […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra

1 June 2017

McCORMACK First today we need to reflect on the flight last night from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur, which was turned back after a very distressing incident. I want to praise the crew and the passengers for their quick and prompt actions to make sure that the situation was resolve and resolved well. Of course the […]

Interview with Ben Davis, 4BC

16 May 2017

JOURNALIST: Small businesses are being held to ransom by larger companies failing to pay their bills on time. Sound familiar? If you’re a small business, how long have you had to sweat it out for invoices to get paid? 30 days? Yeah you wish. 60 days? 90? 120? The bigger the company, the bigger the […]

Doorstop with Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett, Bundaberg

15 May 2017

Topics: 2017 Budget, Small business tax cuts; small business roadshow McCORMACK It’s tremendous to be here in Bundaberg this morning with my LNP colleague Steve Bennett and in the Member for Hinkler, Keith Pitt’s Electorate.  Keith Pitt is on ministerial duties in China and it’s certainly important that he fulfils those commitments for and on the […]

Interview with Matt Tukaki, 2GB

15 May 2017

Subjects: Queensland Small Business Week, Budget 2017-18 JOURNALIST: [Inaudible] … regional Queensland today? MCCORMACK: I’m just passing through Llew O’Brien’s electorate at the moment, Maryborough, and I’m on my way to talk small business with Andrew Wallace - and more importantly his constituents - in Caloundra. It’s Queensland Small Business Week, so it’s appropriate that […]

Interview with Julie Clift, ABC Central West

11 May 2017

PRESENTER: We’re joined this morning by Minister for Small Business and the Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack. Good morning Michael McCormack… MICHAEL McCORMACK: Hi Julie, well yes this budget is all about small business Julie and there’s been a 12 month extension to the $20,000 instant asset write-off. Now as I go out and about […]

Joint doorstop interview, Albany, Western Australia

3 May 2017

JOURNALIST: [RECORDING STARTS]…. Your visit to Albany and Denmark today? McCORMACK Certainly. Very excited to be with Rick Wilson in Albany today. Rick has invited me and now I have turned up for a small business roadshow, which is a national tour, and we have come to the great area that Rick Wilson represents today. […]

Joint doorstop interview, Ulladulla, NSW

28 April 2017

JOURNALIST: So Minister McCormack what brings you to Ulladulla this morning? MCCORMACK: Well Ann Sudmalis, who is very, very well aware of the importance of small business in this entire region, invited me to bring the Government organisations – the ACCC, the ATO and the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman – to this […]

Doorstop Interview at Salem Power Engineering, Sydney

26 April 2017

McCORMACK: [RECORDING STARTS]…. This is just the sort of small business, family enterprise, that we as a Government want to back. And our policy settings are backing these sorts of small businesses. It’s by reducing red tape. Cutting compliance. Cutting the company tax rate to 27.5 per cent – the lowest it has been in […]

Joint doorstop interview, Parkes

20 April 2017

MICHAEL MCCORMACK: Well, look it’s great to be here with my colleagues Darren Chester, who is the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, and Matthew Canavan, who is the Minister for Northern Australia but perhaps more importantly in today’s context the Minister of Resources. Darren is here to announce two timber bridges being replaced, future-proofing the […]

Doorstop interview, Northparkes Mines

20 April 2017

MICHAEL MCCORMACK: Well, look it’s really great to be here at Northparkes Mines, the world’s most fully automated, underground, block cave mine. This is a copper mine and, as I say, it’s not only fully automated but, when it went fully automated, it lost no jobs. Three hundred people work this mine. This very much […]

Interview with 2PK, Parkes

20 April 2017

PRESENTER I’m joined in the studio by Michael McCormack, the Minister for Small Business and our Federal Member for the Riverina and also Matthew Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia. Hi guys, how are you? McCORMACK Very well thanks Elliott. CANAVAN Yeah, really well thanks. PRESENTER Michael and Matthew, what brings you to town? […]

Doorstop interview, Port Panthers, Port Macquarie

19 April 2017

McCORMACK [RECORDING STARTS]…. heard the importance of shopping local. And the Government is trying to do that through its procurement policies. We already have about a third of Federal Government goods and services going to small business. And when I first got in the job as Small Business Minister, I wrote to each of my […]

Doorstop interview, C-Ex Club, Coffs Harbour

19 April 2017

JOURNALIST So Michael tell us why you are here as part of the small business roadshow. McCORMACK The national small business roadshow is getting out and about, across the countryside and certainly in regional areas such as Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie, to listen to the small business owners and operators right throughout Australia. But […]

Joint interview with ‘Moffee’, Triple M Coffs Harbour

19 April 2017

PRESENTER Yeah, morning! It’s Moffee with you. Joining us now in the studio Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker and the Minister for Small Business, Michael McCormack. G’day guys, welcome along! McCORMACK Morning Moffee. PRESENTER Now it’s been a very busy 24 hours when it comes to jobs and working but the main reason you’re […]

Doorstop interview, Bennett’s Steel, Wauchope

18 April 2017

MICHAEL MCCORMACK: [RECORDING STARTS]...here as part of the national small business roadshow. We are going to be doing a small business roadshow forum in both Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour. I am here with David Gillespie and Luke Hartsuyker – my Nationals’ and Ministerial colleagues. David has told me a lot about the diversity of […]

Joint doorstop interview with Luke Howarth MP, Member for Petrie, Deception Bay, Queensland

12 April 2017

JOURNALIST: What’s this going to mean for small business? McCORMACK: Ultimately, our small business plan is going to encourage hire wages, it’s going to mean that hundreds more businesses are able to get a tax cut. So the tax rate is going from 28.5 per cent to 27.5 per cent for businesses with an annual turnover of up to […]

Interview with Del Irani, ABC Melbourne Drive

11 April 2017

JOURNALIST: Minister thanks for your time this afternoon. MICHAEL McCORMACK: That’s a pleasure. JOURNALIST: So what does the ‘typical’ Australian look like? MICHAEL McCORMACK: Well the ‘typical’ Australian is a 38 year old female – Australia’s population has changed a lot over the past 105 years. The first census was held in 1911 and back […]

Interview with Matthew Tukaki, 2GB, Small Business Roadshow

11 April 2017

JOURNALIST: Every week we talk about small business and what’s going on with small business right across this great country of ours. Joining me to talk small business from a roadshow in country Queensland is Michael McCormack, the Federal Small Business Minister who is out and about really pushing the Government’s agenda when it comes […]

Doorstop on nationwide small business roadshow, Stanthorpe, Queensland

11 April 2017

JOURNALIST Minister, I just wanted to touch on a few things mentioned at your Chamber of Commerce meeting this morning. A big one for this region and also the Lockyer Valley region is water security in terms of small business and the ag sector. So what can be done? I know in the Lockyer Valley, […]

Doorstop on the ABS release of the ‘typical’ Australian, Stanthorpe, Queensland

11 April 2017

JOURNALIST So Minister, what’s the latest with the Census? McCORMACK Well the first release of data from last year’s Census comes today at 11.30, where a ‘typical’ Aussie snapshot will be released. And that will show what a typical Aussie looks like, across the nation, also through the States and Territories. It will compare what […]

Doorstop interview, High Street, Belmont

6 April 2017

MICHAEL McCORMACK: [RECORDING STARTED] … So on the back of tax cuts and our plan to back small business, the nationwide roadshow of small business will listen to small business about their needs and talk up our plan. I know certainly Sarah Henderson speaks up for small business, and we are a Government which backs […]

Interview with Julie Clift, ABC Central West

5 April 2017

PRESENTER: We’re joined this morning by Minister for Small Business and the Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack, Good morning Michael McCormack… MICHAEL McCORMACK: Good morning Julie. PRESENTER: Thank you for joining us this morning. McCORMACK: It’s a pleasure. PRESENTER: Before we talk more about what impact it will have on small businesses in terms of […]

Joint Doorstop Interview, Small Business Roadshow, Wodonga, Victoria

4 April 2017

BRIDGET McKENZIE: [RECORDING STARTED] … talking to my National Party colleagues, talking to local small businesses right across the region, about what we’re doing as a Government to ensure they get on with working in their business. We want to get the clumsy hand of Government and all that red tape out of their businesses […]

Doorstop interview, Royal Australian Mint, Canberra

30 March 2017

MICHAEL McCORMACK: With the Commonwealth Games, that is children right around Australia that is the adults who would like to see their children not just participate in the Commonwealth Games but indeed attend the Commonwealth Games so every road, every airport is going to lead to the Gold Coast just twelve months from now and […]

Interview with Michael McLaren, 2GB

2 March 2017

PRESENTER: Well, as another gruelling week of the Parliament crunches to an end, we are left basically where we started the week. There’s a hot debate around the penalty rates decision by the Fair Work Commission this time last week and both political camps have basically staked their claim. Labor is a very, sort of, […]

Interview with Richard Perno, 2DU, Dubbo

24 February 2017

PRESENTER: [Question on penalty rates]… we're going to see some action on this? McCORMACK: Well as I travel around the countryside – and certainly last year I started a nationwide tour of small businesses with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in fact – and I was told in most states apart from South […]

Interview with Nick Lowther, ABC Western Plains, Dubbo

24 February 2017

PRESENTER: Penalty rates are front and centre of political debate with the decision yesterday of the Fair Work Commission. The Minister for Small Business, Michael McCormack, has been in Dubbo alongside the Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. Minister, good morning. McCORMACK: Good morning Nick. PRESENTER: And Mark Coulton, good morning. COULTON: Good morning Nick, good […]

Interview with Claire Murphy, PowerFM, Murray Bridge

21 February 2017

PRESENTER: Well, in the studio this morning is the Federal Minister for Small Business, Michael McCormack, brought in by our local Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin. Good morning, gentlemen. McCORMACK: Good morning. PASIN: Good morning. PRESENTER: Now, let's talk about small business. We hear that here in Murray Bridge there is a move to […]

Interview with Simon Wallace, ABC Riverina Breakfast

14 February 2017

WALLACE: Labelling – what does it mean to you? Do you have a good look at products? Is it clear enough on the product? Is it clear enough on the supermarket shelf? Well, there’s been some discussions in Federal Parliament about it. Michael McCormack is – of course – the Federal Member for Riverina and […]

Interview with Matt Tukaki, Second Career 2UE

30 January 2017

PRESENTER: Small business is the great driver. It is the engine that drives our economy and you’ve got the Minister on the line, Matt? TUKAKI: We have – and here’s the interesting thing… every day an Army of Australians take to the streets and in the back lanes and roads of our country. They open […]