Gina Rinehart offers Fitzroy Valley land swap for water:Jenne Brammer The West Australian

by 27 May 2019

Iron ore magnate Gina Rinehart could hand over tens of thousands of hectares of pastoral land in the Fitzroy Valley to the State Government so it can develop a national park, as part of a $285 million plan to supercharge growth in the Kimberley cattle industry and create hundreds of jobs in the region.

But the plan’s success hinges on getting a water licence from the Government.

Mrs Rinehart, whose Hancock Agriculture portfolio includes [...]

Donald Trump’s cuts to regulations boost the USA economy!

by 21 May 2019

The USA advocacy group Americans for Prosperity have released a report that demonstrates Donald Trump’s cuts to regulations in the USA is having a significant positive effect on the economy. Manufacturers are more optimistic and costs have been reduced. This all creates the environment for an improvement in jobs, consumer spending and business activity.

Check out their website for other valuable reports.

https://americansforprosperity.org/5-of-americas-most-important-policy-wins-in-2018/

On the cruise ship “budget surplus”

by 13 May 2019

New business fund ignores biggest issue: red tape:Daniel Wild Apr 24, 2019

by 3 May 2019

The Australian Business Growth Fund is a short-sighted proposal which ignores red tape and industrial relations as the major constraints on small business growth in Australia.

The fund, announced by the Prime Minister on Tuesday,  would see the federal government partnering with banks to provide small and medium business owners with equity. The assumption is that access to credit is the key constraint on small business growth. However, this is not supported by the best [...]

Government told to reduce SME red tape amid $100m growth fund announcement:The government’s plan to introduce a small business growth fund has been met with mixed responses, with calls to reduce red tape repeated.

by 3 May 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that, if re-elected, the government will create an Australian Business Growth Fund to help SMEs with annual turnovers between $2 million and $50 million get access to finance.

The $100 million growth fund is expected to assist 30 to 50 businesses each year.

Separately, Mr Morrison has also pledged to create 250,000 new small businesses over the next five years.

“Small business growth in Australia requires less red tape, not another [...]