I’ve run a small business and I see every day how small businesses are at the heart of our peninsula lifestyle. After a tough few years, the least our small businesses deserve is a local representative dedicated to cutting red tape so businesses can easily hire workers and grow.
- Lobby the federal government to double NSW’s allocation of visas for skilled migrants from 15,000 to 30,000 so small businesses can find workers and stay open
- Call for a review into payroll tax – an inefficient tax that punishes businesses for hiring workers
- Encourage the state government to properly fund Chambers of Commerce so they can grow, assist local businesses, and have an open line of communication into state government
- Change the guidelines so the state government procures $10 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year, cutting the red tape that stops our government buying from us
- Encourage greater female participation in trades by funding fee-free training for women.