Comrade Stanhope has put out a media release calling for nominees for his latest fig leaf for inaction, the Government’s Small and Micro Business Advisory Council.
In a project that has been running since 2002 they are now coming to the point of advertising for members of the Council.
Rather than recruiting a pack of spivs with which to counter any suggestions that come from the actual business community, why not save that money and spend it on something the ACT Government can actually do?
Reduce all fees and charges for all businesses with turnover under $500,000 to a flat $1.
And just watch the buggers bloom. If they really wanted to turbo-charge it a rebate scheme for ASIC fees for small ACT based businesses and legal-aid style accounting advice would also do very nicely.
Or a quick trip down to the chamber of commerce with a note pad, take down their wish list (they’ll have one) and strike out the stuff that you don’t want to give them.
Doesn’t take years Chief Minister.