Today at Parliament House the Council of Small Business Australia in conjunction with representatives of the Nationals launched a public campaign ‘Lets Compete : Change the Law’.
It highlights the impact the giants of Australian business have on small business and we all know how that ends.
The small business gets squashed, or if it is successful, is bought out.
We see successful and popular products suddenly appearing on supermarket shelves under their home brand label.
ABC management has agreed to review its decision to scale back the reporting of livestock market reports in regional areas.
Under questioning from the Nationals Senator for New South Wales John Williams in Senate estimates, the Managing Director of the ABC Mark Scott said changes to regional programming this year have had minimal audience response, but admitted the dropping of the breakfast market reports had brought comment.
Senator Williams said farmers have traditionally switched to their regional ABC breakfast programme for the livestock market reports which are presented by experienced people who attend the sales as part of the MLA Market Information Service.
04 February 2016
TRUCKING INDUSTRY WELCOMES SENATE PAYMENT TERMS MOTION
The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has welcomed the passage of a non-binding transport industry terms of payment motion through the Australian Senate earlier this week, following its introduction by Senators Williams and Sterle last year.
The motion noted that some large companies have been unfairly asking trucking operators to accept extended payment terms of up to 120 days, and the resultant impact on a trucking operator’s cash flow may affect their ability to meet their own financial commitments.
Deputy PrimeMinister Minister forInfrastructure and RegionalDevelopment
Senator for New SouthWales
NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight
Member for UpperHunter
Community invited to Scone Bypass drop-insessions
THE community has been invited to provide feedback on the concept design andenvironmental assessment for the proposed New England Highway bypass, and strategic design options forthe Scone town centre railbridge.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development WarrenTruss said the Australian and NSW government-funded proposal would provide muchneeded improvements to traffic conditions in thearea.