Jobs & Small Business achievements to date
The Government is creating the right environment for the over two million small businesses across Australia.
Since the Coalition came to office, around a quarter of a million new jobs have been created.
Company registrations reached a record high in 2014.
Over 280,000 new businesses were established during 2013-14.
The Government is working to support jobs and small business. We have:
✓ Repealed the Carbon Tax
✓ Repealed the Mining Tax
✓ Agreed Free Trade Agreements with China, Korea and Japan
✓ Announced $2.45 billion in annual red tape savings
✓ Established the $484.2 million Entrepreneurs Infrastructure Programme
✓ Created new employment opportunities through a $50 billion commitment to transport infrastructure
✓ Established a new $6.8 billion jobactive employment services package, commencing 1 July 2015
✓ Delivered a comprehensive reform package for the VET sector
✓ Introduced Restart – a wage subsidy to help Australians aged over 50 to find employment
✓ Established the Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
✓ Expanded tax concessions for Employee Share Schemes
✓ Begun to introduce changes to support crowd-funding
✓ Extended unfair contract term protections to small business
We want to ensure Australia is one of the best places in the world to start and grow a business. The Jobs and Small Business package delivers further measures that will energise enterprise and help Australians into jobs.