Richard Marles to take over from Brendan O’Connor as Shadow Minister for Small Business

SmartCompany, January 29, 2021 Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party Richard Marles will take on the small business portfolio. Source: AAP/James Ross. Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party Richard Marles will become the Shadow Minister for Small Business as part of a major reshuffle that also includes changes in other key areas of industry, resources, climate and health. …

BCA has lost its punch, claims ex-Woolies boss Roger Corbett

Former Woolworths chief executive Roger Corbett. Picture: Hollie Adam The Australian, September 17, 2019 Former Woolworths chief executive Roger Corbett has lashed the Business Council of Australia, describing its performance as “appalling”. After BCA chief executive Jennifer Westacott urged corporate leaders to do more in selling pro-business policies to the community, Mr Corbett said the body had “lost its punch” …

“Inactivity is criminal”: Calls to focus on profits, not purpose, rejected by Aussie business

SmartCompany, September 16, 2019 Mentorloop co-founders Lucy Lloyd and Heidi Holmes. Source: Supplied The chief executive of the Business Council of Australia (BCA) has called on entrepreneurs to balance championing social causes with focusing on their businesses, just days before the Global Climate Strike, which is incidentally supported by thousands of Aussie businesses. In a report from The Australian, BCA chief …

UN IPCC Scientist Blows Whistle on Lies About Climate, Sea Level

Written by  Alex Newman Tuesday, 12 February 2019 STOCKHOLM, Sweden — The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) is misleading humanity about climate change and sea levels, a leading expert on sea levels who served on the UN IPCC told The New American. In fact, it is more likely that sea levels will decline, not rise, explained Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner, the retired …

Federal election 2019: Wesfarmers boss says Labor policy set to hit small business

The West Australian, 13 April 2019 Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten will go head-to-head in Perth. Wesfarmers chairman Michael Chaney has warned that Labor’s living wage policy could “throw people” out of work, as new analysis shows small businesses will be hit hardest by the policy. Analysis of data from the the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey …

Former small business minister Michael McCormack becomes deputy prime minister

SmartCompany, February 26, 2018 Former small business minister Michael McCormack has been elected leader of the Nationals Party this morning, making him the nation’s incoming Deputy Prime Minister. In a statement on Friday, McCormack stated his intent to run for the position of leader of The Nationals, after Barnaby Joyce stepped down from the position last week. “I want to …

Libs promise $80m in land, payroll tax cuts

The West Australian, 16.2.17: The Liberal Party today committed to $80 million worth of land and payroll tax cuts it said would put money in the pockets of 11,400 businesses and 20,000 property owners. But Treasurer Mike Nahan declined to detail how the cuts would be paid for without borrowing more money, saying the Liberals would detail measures to reduce …

WA election: Turnbull flying into GST storm

The Australian, February 16, 2017: West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has blamed his government’s worsening fiscal crisis on the “unfair” federal GST carve-up and says he hopes Malcolm Turnbull — due in Perth within days — will follow through on a promise to reform the system. The Prime Minister will campaign alongside Mr Barnett next week and will face fresh …