LOCAL POLLIE TRIES ON MURWILLUMBAH & LISMORE SMALL BUSINESS SHOES

Local Pollie tries on Murwillumbah & Lismore small business shoes

23 July 2007

Small businesses across New South Wales will once again be putting their local politicians to work as part of the NSW Business Chamber annual Pollies for Small Business program, to be held from Monday 23 July to Saturday 28 July 2007.

Thomas George, Nationals Member for Lismore, will be visiting local businesses Murwillumbah Retravision and Tweed Fruit Exchange in Murwillumbah on Tuesday 24 July and Central Newsagency in Lismore on Wednesday 25 July 2007.

“I am looking forward to working alongside local small business owners to refamiliarise myself with today’s pressures faced by small business operators in the region. I also enjoy the opportunity of showing my support for this important sector of our local economy,“ Thomas George said.

NSW Business Chamber CEO, Kevin MacDonald, said that with all the attention given to big picture issues like climate change, occupational, health & safety and interest rates by our politicians, this program is a fantastic opportunity for politicians to see first hand how these issues are actually affecting small business.

“Last year we had 90 Members of Parliament participating and involved members from all political parties and the independents”, Mr MacDonald said.

“This is a great program and our chambers and businesses throughout NSW have found it very useful in helping businesspeople and MPs understand each other better.”

“I anticipate this year many politicians and businesses will chat about climate change and particularly about how it will impact such things as electricity and water bills and the creation of a carbon trading scheme.”

The NSW Business Chamber Pollies for Small Business program is run in cooperation with the local Chamber of Commerce network.

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Photo opportunities are available. For further information on Thomas George’s office on 6621 3624.

For more information on the statewide event contact Chris Taylor 9350 8184.

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