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20 July 2016


Subjects: New Small Business Minister, small business tax cuts, the ‘effects test’, RSRT Payments Order inquiry.

Kate Carnell: I think the great thing about Michael is that he has a small business background.  That means that he’s done it himself; he’s been in small business, he’s been a journalist, he knows the issues and so on, so he really gets it.

Anne Delaney: The other thing that he brings to the table too is a regional voice and we haven’t seen this in the small business portfolio before.

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MySmallBusiness Column - No jokes, the taxman's here to help

21 July 2016

By Kate Carnell.

What if I told you there was a way to cut down on the time you’re spending on paperwork so you can instead dedicate more of your energy towards growing your small business?

Judging by the submissions to the ASBFEO’s recent consultation period, most small business owners would jump at the offer, with many identifying red-tape as among the most annoying bugbears of running their business.

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