Adjournment Debate- Sunbury electorate small business

Mr  J. BULL (Sunbury) — The matter I raise is for the Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade in the other place. The action I seek is for the minister to visit my electorate and join me and a number of small business owners for a small business dinner and forum to discuss the opportunities and challenges in running a small business.

This forum stems from a visit last year from the minister, who heard firsthand from many small businesses in Sunbury, a number of which invited him back to talk at further length about their life in running their local business. Small business is so often the backbone of our community; it is a provider of jobs, a source of community and the beating heart of a town. Sunbury has some wonderful local traders. They are great people who do their very best to provide great services and products. I once again ask the minister to visit my electorate, and I look forward to having him in town.