For the eleventh straight time, the Victorian Labor Government has recorded a negative result, with Victorian small businesses continuing to give the thumbs down to their policies.
The Sensis Small Business Index delivered yet another categorical ‘F’ for Small Business Minister, Philip Dalidakis, with major criticisms like the government “taking too much notice of unions and no incentives are offered to small business”.
Even more embarrassingly for Minister Dalidakis, is the rating’s he’s received are worse than those recorded under the tenure of previous (and sacked) Labor Minister, Adem Somyurek.
The results also highlighted a government which refuses to provide tangible support and advice to struggling small businesses, yet is focused on the big end of town.
These figures paint a grim picture for a Minister and a government which time and time again, refuse to listen, support and understand the needs of small businesses.
Quotes attributable to Neale Burgess MP, Shadow Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises:
“Minister Dalidakis needs to accept the findings of the Sensis Small Business Index and start putting the interests of these small businesses, ahead of their union masters”.
“The Sensis Small Business Index has painted a grim picture of small business attitudes towards the Victorian Government and their policies yet again. The only people not hearing this clear message are Daniel Andrews and Minister Philip Dalidakis”.
“The majority of Victorian small businesses are run by Victorian families and when you hurt small businesses, you hurt Victorian families.”
“Only a Matthew Guy-led Coalition Government will provide certainty for small businesses. We will put the needs of Victorians ahead of trade union demands”.