MORE than 40 guests at a Joondalup Business Association networking event on July 31 learnt more about Federal Government policies for small business.
Financial Services Minister Kelly O’Dwyer joined Moore MHR Ian Goodenough, Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob and some councillors for the Coffee Connection at Overboard Cafe in Hillarys to learn more about local businesses.
“The minister spoke at length to the businesspeople to learn more about the specific economic conditions for the Joondalup area,” JBA president Max Wilson said.
“Our members also give her feedback on what is hindering their business and hopefully offered input to policies going forward.”
Ms O’Dwyer said the “message from Joondalup’s local businesses was clear”.
“The government’s economic plan is working and small and medium businesses are benefitting from cuts to their company tax rates and the extension of the instant asset write off,” she said.
“There was a lot of interest in the government’s Budget measures to protect the hard-earned retirement savings of millions of Australians.
“Introducing new measures to guard against the undue erosion of superannuation balances through excessive fees and inappropriate insurance arrangements builds on the government’s agenda to improve outcomes for superannuation members.”
Ms O’Dwyer said as the Minister for Women it was also great to speak with so many women managing and owning their own businesses and to discuss how to encourage even more women into the workforce.