Please find below a media release from the NSW Business Chamber.
8 September 2013
NSW’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber, has congratulated the Federal Coalition on its convincing victory in the Federal Election.
The NSW Business Chamber along with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the other state and territory chambers of commerce, united for the first time in history to run a national campaign, “Small Business – Too Big to Ignore” in the lead up to the Federal Election.
“I congratulate Prime Minister-elect, Tony Abbott, and his team on their convincing election victory. The NSW Business Chamber looks forward to working in partnership with an Abbott Coalition Government to advance the nation’s interests,” said Stephen Cartwright, CEO of the NSW Business Chamber.
“On a parochial level, I’m particularly pleased that both the Prime Minister and Treasurer elect, Joe Hockey, are from NSW, the State that makes up around one third of the national economy.
“The NSW Business Chamber has enjoyed a good working relationship with both Mr Abbott and Mr Hockey in Opposition, and I look forward to that continuing in Government.
“The Australian people have sent a strong message that we need to change course and a key part of that change has to be a more prominent role for small business in the national debate.
“The people of Australia do not change the national government lightly but clearly the leadership issues and the breaches of trust that have dogged the Labor Government over the past three years have been judged and found to be unacceptable.”
Mr Cartwright said the Australian Chamber movement’s “Small Business – Too Big To Ignore” campaign has not ended, but would continue as the new Government is held to account on its commitments to Australia’s two million small businesses.
“Our campaign has awoken a new appreciation of small business in the public consciousness. Collectively, these are two million Australians who are keeping our national economy strong and providing millions of jobs for their fellow Australians.”
Media Contact: Damian Kelly 0401 773 825