The COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to serious bushfires and now floods across large parts of Australia, have had a significant impact on small businesses across the country.
A lack of federal leadership has compounded the anxiety felt by small business owners, eroding confidence and certainty about the future.
The Morrison Government has taken small business for granted for too long. After nine long years, too many small businesses are waiting over a month to get paid, eight out of 10 find regulation unnecessarily complex, one in four cannot find skilled staff and too many fees are being unnecessarily pinched at the counter.
Labor’s Better Deal for Small Business will:
The cost of these measures will be met from within existing resources.
These commitments from Labor complement our plans to:
These measures are targeted at making it easier for small business to bounce back from the ongoing pandemic and recovering from the bushfires and floods which have ravaged parts of Australia.