Senate debates

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Questions without Notice

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation

2:45 pm

Photo of Nick XenophonNick Xenophon (SA, Independent) Share this | Hansard source

Mr President, I ask a further supplementary question. Does the government consider that the Productivity Commission's criticisms of EFIC were without merit, therefore; and, given the complaints I receive regularly from SMEs about the hurdles and difficulties they face in obtaining EFIC loans and assistance, can the minister provide a breakdown of what percentage of EFIC's assistance goes to SMEs in both dollar terms and the number of businesses assisted, and how SMEs are defined by EFIC for this purpose?


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