|Inquiry into Streamlining Environmental Legislation, Green Tape and One Stop Shops|
The Abbott Government has placed great emphasis on ensuring that conditions conducive to investment and economic growth are created in Australia. Key to this is the deregulation of many sectors which are being burdened with unnecessary red and green tape.
As Chair of the House Standing Committee on the Environment, I announced today the committee will be conducting an inquiry into ‘green tape’ and streamlining environmental regulation. The Committee will inquire into and report on the impact of ‘green tape’ and issues related to environmental regulation and deregulation. The inquiry will have particular regard to:
|Inquiry into the 2013 Federal Election|
The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters is currently conducting an inquiry into the 2013 Federal Election. Interested persons or organisations are invited to make a submission addressing the Terms of Reference by Friday, 7 March 2014.
The Committee has recently concluded an inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Above the Line Voting) Bill 2013. Click here to read the Chair’s statement on the Committee’s findings regarding this inquiry.
Shelton’s Meats – Shop Small Campaign
Shelton’s Meats in Castle Mall was opened over 30 years ago by Ron Shelton. Matthew Wright has been the proprietor for 14 years and has continued the family store. Shelton’s Meats are generous in their community involvement by giving to charity and donating to schools.
Shop Small Campaign was introduced in November 2013 to promote and encourage people to support local small business. Small businesses are the backbone of our great community. As part of Shop Small Campaign, I had the wonderful opportunity to ‘serve’ behind the counter and also cook some of Shelton’s Meats award winning gourmet sausages.