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The Hon Brendan O'Connor. Minister for Small Business, Minister for Housing and Homelessness

The Hon Brendan O'Connor


Small business people are at the heart of the Australian economy, keeping five million Australians employed. The Australian Government supports our small business sector by providing access to expert advice, working to cut red tape and supporting growth and jobs through tax reform.

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Mark BrennanFirst National Small Business Commissioner begins

Australia’s more than 2.7 million small business owners will have a stronger voice with governments with the inaugural Australian Small Business Commissioner, Mark Brennan, starting work.

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Vinnies' CEO Sleep Out 2012

Homelessness is a complex and confronting social issue. I understand the challenges we face in reducing homelessness. It’s why I participated in Vinnies’ CEO Sleep Out on 21 June.





Saturday, 2 February 2013

Appointment as Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

I thank the Prime Minister for appointing me as Minister for Immigration and Citizenship in the Gillard Cabinet.
Friday, 1 February 2013

Abbott confirms he’ll scrap tax breaks for small business

Tony Abbott has confirmed that the Liberals will cut vital tax breaks for Australia’s more than two million small business men and women if elected in September.


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