Federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack has been kicking around the southern parts of the Maranoa electorate taking the pulse of small business at a series of round table forums and meetings and he has one clear message.
“A cut in the company tax rate – to its lowest level in half a century – will enable Maranoa and Western Queensland small businesses to expand, hire more people and pursue their dreams.”
It’s a bold statement which he says comes from a government that knows the value of small business.
“It is small business – not Government – which creates jobs. That’s why the Federal Government’s tax cuts, simpler paperwork and access to instantly write-off new equipment against a small business’ tax is here to help.”
“There are thousands of small business success stories right throughout rural Queensland and the Minister’s roadshow is a great way to show the region’s potential, as well as the range of Federal Government support for local small businesspeople to grow and hire more people.”
“Locally, small businesspeople are a large employer and provide opportunities, goods and services for communities across Maranoa.”
Mr Littleproud says having Minister McCormack’s roadshow in the region, we have heard some of the inspiring small business stories and their plans.
Mr McCormack and Mr Littleproud held small business roundtables in Roma, Dalby, Warwick and Stanthorpe.