Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Federal Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull has sent a strong signal that the Coalition understands small business and is prepared to make changes to ease the burden on this vital sector of our nation’s economy, says the Business Enterprise Centres Australia, the county’s peak body on small business advice.

“Opposition proposals to reduce red tape, enable small business to take on and keep more apprentices, and roll out a tax-loss carryback policy, all touch important issues for small business people in Australia,” says BEC Australia chair, Peter Murry.

“Mr Turnbull’s budget reply suggests that both major parties are listening to small business in Australia and both have put forward proposals of considerable merit.

“In the Government’s case, we eagerly look forward to the speedy implementation of the programs announced in the budget.

“From the Opposition, we look forward to ongoing pursuit of small business issues as policies are honed in the lead up to the next election in 18 months.

“We also encourage both parties to embrace a spirit of bipartisanship on small business issues because this sector is too critical to our economy and the lives of millions to fall foul of rhetoric.”


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Business Enterprise Centres Australia

Business Enterprise Centres operate throughout all states and territories in Australia endeavouring to work with and on behalf of the micro and small business sectors.

BECA Charter: -
BEC Australia is a not-for-profit organisation whose primary role is to support and grow the national network of Business Enterprise Centres and provide representation on behalf of its members to key stakeholders.

BECA Vision:-
A nationwide network of Business Enterprise Centres that are recognised as the first and best point of contact for small business operators seeking quality business information, advice and guidance.

Peter Murray
P: 0402 722 788


Following the Federal Budget and Opposition Reply, Business Enterprise Centres Australia notes the positive attitude towards small business evident on both sides of politics


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