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Small business gets chance to air concerns on government policy



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P A R L I A M E N T O F A U S T R A L I A

H O U S E O F R E P R E S E N T A T I V E S

P.O. BOX 1206. BOORAGOON. W .A. 6154 SUITE 8, GATEWAY MELVILLE CITY CENTRE BOORAGOON TEL. (09) 364 5554

PETER S H A C K . M .P. FEDERAL MEMBER FOR TANGNEY M E D I A R E L E A S E .

SHADOW MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT, 19TH APRIL, 1988. T30/88.

TRAINING AND YOUTH AFFAIRS

SMALL BUSINESS GETS CHANCE TO AIR CONCERNS ON GOVERNMENT POLICY

Tangney's small businesses are being encouraged by their Federal M.P., Peter Shack, to participate in a Federal Parliamentary inquiry into small business.

" T h i s i n q u i r y will be c o n d u c t e d by the H o u s e of

Representatives Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology," Mr Shack said.

"The purpose of the inquiry is to examine the regulatory framework governing small business with a view to determining whether or not such regulations place a greater burden on small businesses compared with their larger counterparts.

"The impact of government policies in the area of taxation, superannuation, training, marketing, access to information or advice, and industrial relations are all matters which come within the scope of the inquiry.

"It is expected that the Standing Committee will be able to commence public hearings on relevant matters of concern to small business in mid-June this year.

"Anyone interested in this inquiry should contact the Standing Committee's Secretariat on (062) 72 6255 or 72 6723 before May 6, to obtain further information.

"Submissions to the Committee may be made by individual small b u s i n e s s people, as well as umbrella organisations

representing the interests of numerous small business enterprises.

"I hope that Tangney's small businesses will take advantage of this inquiry to express the concerns which they have been voicing about the way in which their viability is being threatened by many of the Federal Government's policies.

"The proprietors of small businesses may get their views across either by making an individual submission, or by contacting an appropriate umbrella body which can represent their interests.

"Australia's 750,000 small businesses are an essential part of our economy. Unless their future is assured our chances of generating additional employment and increased prosperity will be severely diminished," Mr Shack said.

Further information: Delys Newman (364 5554)