(1) Considering recommendations in the NSW Small Business Strategy 2023-26:
(a) Will the Government release its updated small business strategy?
(b) What strategies will the Government employ to encourage more women into small business?
(c) What strategies will the Government employ to encourage more small businesses owned and operated by Aboriginal people?
(d) What strategies will the Government employ to encourage more small businesses owned and operated by culturally diverse people?
(e) What strategies will the Government employ to encourage more small businesses owned and operated by young people?
(f) How will your strategy support small businesses in rural and regional New South Wales?
(g) Have you met with Destination NSW to discuss the current small business strategy or a future small business strategy?
(h) What strategies does the Government have to reduce 'red tape'?
(i) What areas of regulation is the Government targeting?
(i) Will the Minister meet with the Minister for Local Government and the Department of Local Government to examine regulatory and bureaucratic challenges faced by small businesses?
(i) If yes, when?
(ii) If not, why not?
I am advised the Government is currently developing a Charter for Small Business, that will set out our commitment to the sector. To inform the Charter, the NSW Department of Customer Service, with Service NSW for Business, are consulting small business peak bodies and stakeholders, and NSW Government Agencies.
As part of this work, we are considering the alignment of the Small Business Strategy 2023-2026 with the Charter.
An announcement on the Charter is expected to be made by the end of 2023.
The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.