For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Mr Peter Strong
Tony Abbott wants to Change the Culture Towards Small Business
COSBOA acknowledges the announcement by the Leader of the Opposition, decease Tony Abbott, with Senator Arthur Sinodinos, on cutting red tape and saving small business people time and money.
Peter Strong, Executive Director of COSBOA, said today “If Tony Abbott gets his way there will be a change in the culture of the public service when it comes to policy for small business people. To place a unit of specialists in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to oversee reduction of red tape and to ensure new red tape is sensible will change the culture of the public service.”
COSBOA has been advocating for many years for the consideration of the needs of small business to be the highest priority for policy makers. We know that for too long the needs of big business have been considered, because they are easier to consult with, and the needs of small business people have been ignored. Involving Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) in the process creates a need for policy agencies to get it right. The linking of performance pay with red tape also sends a message that red tape is about productivity, income and good business.
Mr Strong added “The announcement by Senator Sinodinos that we will no longer be involved in the complicated superannuation payment system will also be an immediate positive hit to productivity. A small business person will never see the word ‘superannuation’ again unless it is their own or they volunteer to become involved. The savings for the business community and the funds themselves will extend into the billions of dollars each year. Mr Abbott will be at the NAB National Small Business Summit, along with shadow small business minister Bruce Billson, in Brisbane on 25 July where we are sure he will discuss this very issue.”