House debates

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Questions without Notice

Small Business

2:16 pm

Photo of Julie CollinsJulie Collins (Franklin, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Small Business) Share this | Hansard source

like that of Claire in my electorate, who I was talking to about the value of these programs. These programs were due to finish at 31 December this year, but we made room in our budget to make sure that these critical programs are continuing. Indeed, we're delivering $62.6 million in energy efficiency grants to eligible small and medium businesses to help them with rising energy costs.

This week we're introducing a bill into the House to implement the Skills and Training Boost and the Technology Investment Boost. These incentives will help small and medium businesses with digital technology adaptation and, indeed, to train their workforce to enhance their digital capacity. They're worth more than $1.5 billion. These measures will be backdated to 29 March to make sure that small businesses can receive the benefits of these.


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