State Election - Meet the Candidates - Matt Kean MP

| Tuesday March 5

Small Biz Matters – a half hour program each week where you can work ON your business rather than IN it.
with Alexi Boyd from Boyd Office Management Services
Date: 5 March 2019

  • As the current minister for Innovation and Better Regulation can you explain how the NSW Liberal Govt has improved regulation for small business since you’ve come to power and what changes you have planned for the next 1-2 years?
  • The NSW govt has issued a statement back in Nov18 where Premier Berejiklian: “specialist team to help resolve problems encountered by small businesses during the construction of major infrastructure projects across the State. Under the changes, small businesses will be provided with key information and options on what help and support they can access, and where necessary specialist case officers appointed by agencies as a key point of contact.” In our area of Sydney in particular, major infrastructure like North Connex have had huge disruptive impact to businesses. What specifically has this team implemented to support specific businesses experiencing a decline in foot traffic, sales and exposure? Can you give an example of a local small business who has been happy with the rollout of this process?
  • What is the long term plan for Payroll Tax under a Liberal Govt in NSW? It’s one of the major financial burdens to small businesses who are growing and taking on staff. Isn’t it counter-intuitive to be increasing taxes businesses as they grow? 
  • You are the Minister for Innovation so what are the plans for your electorate of Hornsby to improve innovation opportunities? It seems that all the hubs with their collaboration space, speakers, educational opportunities and networking nights are kept at arm’s reach from the outer suburbs. If the NSW Liberal Govt is serious about getting us to commute more, work closer to home why isn’t there one of these innovation hot spots in areas like Hornsby to drive innovation, collaboration and education?