SHADOW SMALL BUSINESS MINISTER IN CASINO AND LISMORE

SHADOW SMALL BUSINESS MINISTER IN CASINO AND LISMORE

SHADOW SMALL BUSINESS MINISTER IN CASINO AND LISMORE

29 June 2004

The Nationals Member for Lismore, Thomas George will be hosting a visit by NSW Shadow Minister for Small Business, Katrina Hodgkinson to Casino and Lismore on Thursday 1 July at his invitation to discuss closures of local Business Enterprise Centres and other portfolio issues.

"While in Casino and Lismore, Katrina will be meeting with local small businesses to discuss their concerns about the Labor Government's failure to support this vital sector of the NSW economy and the need for more support of small business.

"The NSW Budget handed down last week was a real shocker for small business. The Labor Government slashed $1.2 million off the Small Business Development Budget. Labor also failed to provide any relief from high state taxes and onerous WorkCover red tape," stated Thomas George.

Ms Hodgkinson also holds the Shadow Portfolio of Fair Trading.

"With Katrina and my background as small business owners, we understand the impact that the Labor Government's failed policies have on running a small business," concluded Thomas George.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577