On 23 November, I visited Trevor Evans MP in his electorate of Brisbane, to see how local small businesses are benefiting from the Liberal National Government’s initiatives to support jobs and growth.
It was terrific to join Trevor Evans MP and Tim Nicholls MP, State Member for Clayfield, at Clayfield Seafood Markets. We met Nick the owner of the local small business, which received the highest number of votes for any Brisbane seafood store in the Australian Fish & Chip Awards 2018 and was voted Top 10 Fish & Chips in Brisbane by Qantas 2018.
Clayfield Seafood Markets employs twenty-eight staff, including two apprentice chefs. The business serves around 10,000 customers a week.
The business has recently invested in upgrading their kitchen equipment, which was made possible through the Liberal National Government’s instant asset write-off for small businesses. You can find out more info on the instant asset write-off here <insert link to media release>.
I also attended a local small business round table, which was organised by the local Racecourse Road Business Group. I outlined how the Government is backing local businesses to grow and create more jobs. We have introduced a number of measures to support Australian small businesses, including our small business tax cuts, $2 billion Australian Business Securitisation Fund, the $20,000 instant asset write-off and cutting nearly $6 billion of red tape.