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Peter Strong

Peter Strong

I am the CEO of the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia (COSBOA). My council has given me the responsibility to lobby the federal government, public servants and key small business stakeholders on all issues to do with small business people. That includes B2B contract law, improved access to financial support, understanding health issues for the small business people (that’s right we are people too) who employ so many other people, competition policy and fairness, workplace relations and just generally support the removal unnecessary red tape and legislation. We have succeeded in getting changes to B2B contracts, have had an effects test introduced into the area of competition law and also had the creation of the national Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s role created. There is still plenty to do but just how do we keep up with change?

 

Published Articles by Peter Strong

 
 

COSBOA Advocacy Projects

One way that COSBOA supports small business is through its advocacy projects. Two recent projects were centred upon energy and encouraging small business owners to employ people with a disability. Another project that COSBOA has been running is in coordination with Paddl Co. and aims to connect small businesses and emerging talent to find innovative solutions to business problems.

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Peter Strong, Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia

BiziNet Magazine #93 - Nov/Dec 2018
 

Reserve Bank Small Business Finance Round Table Update

Last month, April 19 2018, COSBOA participated in a roundtable discussion convened by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to discuss small business finance. The meeting was held in Sydney and was co-chaired by RBA Governor Philip Lowe, COSBOA Chairman (and ACAPMA CEO) Mark McKenzie and Australian Bankers Association (ABA) Chairman (and ANZ CEO) Shayne Elliott.

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Peter Strong, Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia

BiziNet Magazine #90 - May/Jun 2018