Boris Johnson plans Singapore-style tax-free zones around UK to power post-Brexit economy:The Telegraph

by 5 July 2019

Half a dozen Singapore-style tax-free zones could be established around Britain to drive forward the economy after Brexit under proposals being considered by Boris Johnson.

The Conservative leadership favourite confirmed that creating tax-free zones in ports – where goods can be landed in the UK but not be subject to any duties – was part of his vision for the country after Britain leaves in October.

Mr Johnson also reiterated his support for a £15billion [...]

ScoMo pledges to cut red tape for new mines:Australian Mining, June 25 2019, Vanessa Zhou

by 25 June 2019

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pushed regulators to improve approval timeframes and reduce regulatory costs instead of ‘making things worse’.

“This in a region where iron ore mining has been taking place for decades and is relatively low risk,” Morrison, in a speech at the Western Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said.

“Take the WA mining industry for example. In 1996, the late Sir Arvi Parbo took the Kambalda nickel mine near Kalgoorlie [...]

WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry Address:24 June 2019, Prime Minister

by 25 June 2019

Thank you.

I value my engagement with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA.

In the big debates – particularly on the GST, but others as well – the Chamber always comes to the table with well researched views and a case worth hearing.

On election night I said the result was a victory not for the Liberal Party, but for the quiet Australians. Australians who quietly go about their lives, working hard each day, [...]

Morrison to cut red tape, reform IR:Andrew Tillett Jun 24, 2019

by 25 June 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has vowed to slash government red tape to unlock investment and opened the door to industrial relations reform, challenging business to make the case for change and to deliver “shared gains” for workers and employers.

In his first major domestic policy speech since winning the election last month, the Prime Minister will rebuff criticism his government lacks a reform agenda, also outlining plans to overhaul the vocational training system and embrace [...]

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 [...]

National Mining & Related Industries Day Gala Dinner Highlights

by 23 January 2019

National Mining & Related Industries Day Gala Dinner Highlights