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Old 10th Mar 2018, 13:50
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General Aviation and Small business policy

Typically, small business operators actually operate the business they own or at very least have an intimate knowledge of the operation. Similarly, most small business operators are not often “sophisticated”, in the corporate sense, and their primary skills tend to lie in the field of the service or production sector that the business operates within. For example:

A plumbing contractor is usually a plumber with a trade background, and is not a university trained business management graduate.
A farmer is usually skilled in production of crops or livestock, and is not a tax accountant or industrial relations lawyer.

As a result we see small business severely disadvantaged by government regulation and compliance, which does not differentiate between a large or small employer.
This is the story of General Aviation businesses. These guys get it.

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The CountryMinded political Party offer much, that many of us in small business may like to have happen. But they are currently irrelevant, as they don't hold any seats in State or Federal Parliaments.

But I do wish them well.
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A plumbing contractor is usually a plumber with a trade background, and is not a university trained business management graduate.

A farmer is usually skilled in production of crops or livestock, and is not a tax accountant or industrial relations lawyer.
And there was a time when these kinds of people were elected to parliaments.

Now parliaments are full of professional politicians (the States are infected by property developer spivs too) whose staff are mainly Uni graduates aspiring to a career as a politician. That’s why government is all about them. They don’t know what to do, other than bicker, bonk the staff and bank the allowances.

But that’s changing. The electorate is slowly working out the solution. I predict around 30% of the vote will go to non-major parties at the next federal election. The percentage has been increasing, inexorably, with each election.
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And, I for one, cannot wait for that to happen......

Bring it on..!!

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The CountryMinded political Party offer much, that many of us in small business may like to have happen. But they are currently irrelevant, as they don't hold any seats in State or Federal Parliaments.
Gerry111,
There is only one way to change that, no?
...or are you saying you wouldn't vote for them unless they were ALREADY in parliament?
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Folks,
All sounds good, looks good, somebody has put a lot of effort and some money into the web site, best of luck to them.
Tootle pip!!
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While the current guvmint wants jobs and growth, its just a spin mantra.
Probably could be put to music with appropriate lyrics.

In my past experience as a small aviation business owner, those bureaucrats in CAsA , the EHs/ Entrepreneur Haters, are busy working towards fewer GA industry jobs and no growth.
And they're bloody good at it, too
Bastards.!
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Originally Posted by Horatio Leafblower View Post
Gerry111,
There is only one way to change that, no?
...or are you saying you wouldn't vote for them unless they were ALREADY in parliament?
Not at all, Horatio. I just fear that some of those who can't make an honest, productive, living tend to gravitate to politics.
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I just fear that some of those who can't make an honest, productive, living tend to gravitate to politics.
Mein Gott! One of the most profound statements I have ever read concerning Aussie Politics!

All you have to do to confirm the validity of the above quote is to look at the Federal Opposition front bench!

Admittedly though; The Govt Front Bench is almost an equal example!
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