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It’s about time this country is led on a bipartisan way

October 22nd, 2021|All News, COVID, Government, Reopening|

[VIDEO] Sky News "We'd like to see the Prime Minister and the head of the National Labour Party get into parliament, pass some legislation that says the national plan must be implemented otherwise there are financial consequences to the states. It's about time this country got [...]

Giddy up Victorian Government, let’s get the show open

October 19th, 2021|All News, COVID, Reopening, Vaccine|

[Radio] Australia Today with Steve Price "Come on Victorian Government giddy up, giddy up, let's get the show open. There’s a lot of fully vaccinated people, fully vaccinated business owners, they should be able to do business in the normal way right now"- Bill Lang, executive [...]

Small businesses want the Victorian economy to open faster

October 19th, 2021|All News, COVID, Reopening, Vaccine|

[VIDEO] Channel 7 News (Melbourne) Bill Lang, executive director of Small Business Australia "Retailers really can't retail on their footpath let alone a number of other businesses." "We really want to see things more accelerated, like the new premier of New South Wales is doing. We [...]

Council policies hurting small businesses

October 5th, 2021|All News, Business survival, COVID, Government|

Tasteless Cash Grab Source: Herald Sun Journalists: Shannon Deery Bill Lang's comments featured in the Herald Sun article: Small Business Australia executive director Bill Lang said the City of Yarra had "within its ranks little or no business acumen". "This is another example of [...]

Solution offered for SME Recovery Loans Scheme

October 5th, 2021|All News, Business survival, COVID, Government|

Back to work: let's get Australia going again Source: Herald Sun Journalists: Anthony Keane Bill Lang's comments featured in the Herald Sun article: Small Business Australia executive director Bill Lang said there would be tentative steps forward but businesses should not over-commit "given how [...]

Small business families continue to pay the greatest price of lockdown

August 30th, 2021|All News, Business survival, COVID, Government, Lockdown, Vaccine|

[Radio] Australia Today with Steve Price “The savings that the family have had have been drained down, the superannuation is gone. There are unpaid loans. We're not seeing any numbers reported on that sort of stuff.”Bill Lang joined Steve Price on Australia Today to discuss the latest in [...]

The Jab: Public sector financially supported while private sector pay their own way

August 25th, 2021|All News, COVID, Financial support, Vaccine|

RADIO 3AW with Dee Dee Dunleavy "For the small businesses, it's a situation of 'oh well, it's out of your own pocket', you carry the burden, you've been closed for over 200 days, you've been heavily restricted to, you know, for basically 18 [...]

NSW businesses still waiting for financial assistance

August 9th, 2021|All News, COVID, Financial support, Government, Lockdown|

RADIO Australia Today with Steve Price Bill Lang joined Steve Price from Australia Today to discuss the delay in financial assistance, Victoria's statewide lockdown, politician bickering, regional struggles and hope for a light at the end of the tunnel.Listen to the audio segment or read the full transcript [...]

New business support funding receives a 7 out of 10 scorecard

July 30th, 2021|All News, Border Closure, Business survival, COVID, Financial support, Government, JobKeeper, Lockdown|

RADIO Australia Today with Steve Price Bill Lang joined Steve Price from Australia Today to discuss the new business support funding, Melbourne lockdown 5.5, JobKeeper 3.0, border closures and politician pay rises. Listen to the audio segment or read the full transcript below. [...]

Blame game continues as businesses still wait for support funds

July 22nd, 2021|All News, COVID, Financial support, Government|

“We're now passing 180 days of lockdowns. We've got hardly one in five will receive anything. If they received something. It's a few $1,000, there were still 10,000s of 100,000s of small businesses that were told they were eligible for lockdown number four, still waiting to receive [...]

More than just financial help required for small businesses going forward

July 16th, 2021|All News, Compensation, COVID, Financial support, Government|

“We'd like to see more adequate compensation. But I think the other real thing is for small business families is many of them are very small businesses. They don't have a great level of financial resources, but they've got suppliers that are sometimes very powerful - finance [...]

Small Business Saver Fund would be more beneficial than another JobKeeper

July 16th, 2021|All News, COVID, Financial support|

“We need a direct small business saver because it's not just the wages that a small business has to pay for their employees, even if they can open. There's rent, there's insurances, there's all those sorts of things.” - Bill Lang, executive director at Small Business Australia [...]

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