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Media Release The Hon Fran Bailey, MP

7 June 2005

THE NEW LOOK BUSINESS.GOV.AU IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The new and improved Australian Government website business.gov.au was today launched for use by the small business community.

Speaking at the official launch in Canberra, Minister for Small Business and Tourism, Fran Bailey, said “business.gov.au is the gateway for small business to access government information and services and has been upgraded to ensure it continues to meet the needs of small businesses across Australia."

“Thanks to a major upgrade, business.gov.au now features simplified navigation, improved search tools, increased usability and functionality.

“This business gateway is extremely popular with small business operators, who appreciate round-the-clock information and support. In fact, the site receives an incredible 170,000 visits a month.

“After listening to the feedback from small business users, the upgraded site now includes ‘How to’ guides for starting and growing a business, information on business planning and detailed information on superannuation, taxation, employment and grants.

“This web site is an excellent business resource and I would urge small business operators to visit business.gov.au and check out the vast array of practical information, advice and support available, including the popular ABN-Lookup service.

“Following today’s launch of the new site there will be ongoing opportunities for small businesses to provide their feedback - so keep the suggestions for further improvements flowing!

“This Government recognises small business is a vital cog in the economic wheel. business.gov.au provides Australian small businesses with valuable information that will assist in starting and growing a business.

“Whether you’re starting a business or expanding your business, business.gov.au provides a one-stop shop.”

Media Contact: Carley Griffith, 02 6277 7450 or 0419 840 452.