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Australian Government Coat of Arms

Budget | 2015-16

Budget 2015-16
Australian Government Coat of Arms, Budget 2015-16

Jobs & Small Business achievements to date

The Government is creating the right environment for the over two million small businesses across Australia.

Since the Coalition came to office, around a quarter of a million new jobs have been created.

Company registrations reached a record high in 2014.

Over 280,000 new businesses were established during 2013-14.

The Government is working to support jobs and small business. We have:

Repealed the Carbon Tax

Repealed the Mining Tax

Agreed Free Trade Agreements with China, Korea and Japan

Announced $2.45 billion in annual red tape savings

Established the $484.2 million Entrepreneurs Infrastructure Programme

Created new employment opportunities through a $50 billion commitment to transport infrastructure

Established a new $6.8 billion jobactive employment services package, commencing 1 July 2015

Delivered a comprehensive reform package for the VET sector

Introduced Restart – a wage subsidy to help Australians aged over 50 to find employment

Established the Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Expanded tax concessions for Employee Share Schemes

Begun to introduce changes to support crowd-funding

Extended unfair contract term protections to small business

We want to ensure Australia is one of the best places in the world to start and grow a business. The Jobs and Small Business package delivers further measures that will energise enterprise and help Australians into jobs.