MEDIA RELEASE: IPA welcomes Minister for Small Business

Friday, 2 March 2012

The Institute of Public Accountants welcomes the Cabinet appointment of The Hon Brendan O'Connor as the Federal Small Business Minister.
Today's announcement by Prime Minister Gillard is a welcomed one for the small business community.
"The appointment of Mr O'Connor as the Minister for Small Business will provide more certainty and an opportunity to address the issues affecting small business including reducing the compliance burden," says the Institute's chief executive officer, Andrew Conway.
"Australia's two million small businesses have experienced a turbulent few years and now is time for meaningful reform.  Despite being the engine room of Australia's economy, small business is often overlooked by governments. We look forward to working closely with Minister O'Connor to bring small business to the forefront of government policy."
The Institute has long been advocating for a Cabinet-level Small Business Minister to promote the interests of small business.
The Institute takes an active role in the promotion of policies to assist the small business and SME sectors, reflecting the fact that two-thirds of the Institute's members work in these sectors or are trusted advisers to small business.

The Institute of Public Accountants welcomes the Cabinet appointment of The Hon Brendan O'Connor as the Federal Small Business Minister.

Today's announcement by Prime Minister Gillard is a welcomed one for the small business community.

"The appointment of Mr O'Connor as the Minister for Small Business will provide more certainty and an opportunity to address the issues affecting small business including reducing the compliance burden," says the Institute's chief executive officer, Andrew Conway.

"Australia's two million small businesses have experienced a turbulent few years and now is time for meaningful reform.  Despite being the engine room of Australia's economy, small business is often overlooked by governments. We look forward to working closely with Minister O'Connor to bring small business to the forefront of government policy."

The Institute has long been advocating for a Cabinet-level Small Business Minister to promote the interests of small business.

The Institute takes an active role in the promotion of policies to assist the small business and SME sectors, reflecting the fact that two-thirds of the Institute's members work in these sectors or are trusted advisers to small business.



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