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Nats pledge a cut in red tape for small business.

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Mark Vaile MP Deputy Leader of the Natonal Party - Minister for Trade - Federal Member for Lyne

Nats Pledge a Cut in Red Tape for Small Business 19th October 2001

Local small business operators will be pleased with the new Coalition Government policy which pledges a cut in bureaucratic red tape, simplification of tax compliance and an exemption for small business from unfair dismissal laws.

Outlining the Policy, Federal Member for Lyne, Mark Vaile said the National Party had become the Party which stood up for small business with Regional Australia now relying heavily on small business to provide employment for our young people and prosperity for the future.

"Coming out of the sector myself, I know that encouraging small business is the key to the future of rural and regional Australia."

Mr Vaile said a major plus from the policy, Getting on with Business is providing money for small business training and advice, badly needed on the Mid-North Coast.

"This is another example to show that the National Party and I are listening to the small business community and is acting on concerns."

Mr Vaile said the clear message from small businesses in the local area is that they want stability and certainty, not major change and costly confusion which is threatened by the A.L.P.'s continually changing 'rollbackward' proposals.

"Businesspeople I speak with locally tell me they think Labor's Rollback option is a joke and they are particularly worried about change for change sake with the only outcomes being more paper work, more confusion and more debt for the nation."

This view is supported by the Institute of Chartered Accountants who will be advising their small business clients not to adopt Labor's simplified Business Activity Statement (The Land 18 Oct 01).

Mr Vaile said the A.L.P. knows it has no long-term solutions and think their rollback plan will get them through until the 10th of November.

"They don't have the answers, they only want to try and sneak into Government on untested and untried policies - and it is important to remember that it will be Howard and Anderson or Beazley and Crean who will form Government after November 10."

Mr Vaile said the people of the Lyne electorate would see the benefits of the Howard/Anderson Government's solid plan for the future and completely reject Labor's small minded and shallow ideas on rollback.