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Coalition will strengthen small business and create more jobs
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19 August 2013
Coalition will strengthen small business and create more jobs A Coalition Government will strengthen Australian small businesses and create more jobs Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker said today.
“Small business is the economic driver of the North Coast economy and we therefore have a much higher dependence on the sector than metropolitan areas
“If elected, a Coalition Government will lower small business taxes, cut red tape, remove structural impediments, encourage small business finance and change the culture of government, so that small business can employ more people.
“When you grow a small business you grow the economy. More small businesses equal more jobs -it’s that simple,” Mr Hartsuyker said.
“The Coalition will create more jobs in small business. We will:
â¢ Abolish the carbon tax â¢ Cut $1 billion in red and green tape costs every year â¢ Reduce the company tax rate by 1.5 per cent to a new rate of 28.5 per cent â¢ Reject Labor’s $1.8 billion FBT hit on cars â¢ Defer by two years the increase in compulsory employer-funded
superannuation â¢ Help small business attract good workers by providing their employees with access to the Coalition’s landmark paid parental leave scheme. â¢ Remove from small business the requirement to administer the
government’s paid parental leave scheme. â¢ Protect the rights of independent contractors and the self-employed â¢ Improve small business access to government contracts
“Our Real Solutions Plan recognises that small business jobs growth is essential to fulfilling our goal of growing the economy and creating a million new jobs within five years.
“Encouraging enterprising and job creating small business is in the DNA of the Coalition. Small business is not an afterthought for us.”
Mr Hartsuyker said in contrast, Labor had five small business ministers in 15 months.
“For six years small business has been carrying the collateral damage of Labor’s ideological battles with business. Small business has also felt the brunt of Labor’s new regulations. In 2007, Kevin Rudd and Labor promised not to increase the burden of regulation. Instead they introduced more that 21,000 additional regulations,” Mr Hartsuyker said.