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Australia’s small businesses will be given access to support and advice from some of the nation’s best business minds, under a new advisory group announced today by the Liberal National Government.

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Small Business Advisory Group will make it easier for businesses to succeed and flourish, and in turn invest, expand and hire more local staff.

"The expert knowledge and real world experiences of the advisory group members will complement the services already available on and build on the Coalition’s strong track record of supporting small businesses.

On the 10 person advisory group are;

Kate Carnell, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Peter Strong, CEO of the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia

Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director, Australian Retailers Association

Juliana Payne, CEO, Restaurants and Catering Australia

Paul Meissner, Founder & Managing Director, 5ways Accounting

Kym Clarke, Founder & Owner, She’s Empowered

Matthew Addison, Executive Director, Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Michelle Melbourne, Executive Director, Intelledox

John Chapman, South Australian Small Business Commissioner

Dominic Ooi, Director, South West Sydney Business Enterprise Centre

Government media Release

  • 3 January 2019