29 March 2021

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has welcomed the new Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business the Hon Stuart Robert MP as announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison today.

“I look forward to working with Minister Robert and his team to help make Australia the best place to start and grow a business,” Mr Billson says.

“Australia is a nation of small and family businesses, who have endured a challenging 12 months.

“It has never been more important to ensure small and family businesses are supported to help lead the nation into recovery.

“Minister Robert has a background in business and therefore has first-hand knowledge of what it takes to own and operate a growing company.

“I’m certain the vibrant and energetic Gold Coast small business community have been keeping Minister Robert, as a local MP, well appraised of the challenges and headwinds they are facing.

“We look forward to working with Minister Robert on small business policy as well as a range of important issues for small and family enterprises.  

“I also thank former Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Michaelia Cash for her commitment to supporting the small business sector over the past two years. She has done a fantastic job and I wish her well in her new role as Attorney General.”