34/110 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000 0413 611 334 admin@thesmallbusinessparty.com

Let's Save Small Business Together

Small businesses need a champion now more than ever. Consistently Governments’ make decisions which destroy small businesses, hurt our families, and impact our local communities.

We are here to fight for these businesses and their families and ensure that progress doesn’t come at their expense.

No Land Tax
Land Tax punishes mum & dad investors, renters, and small biz
Cut Stamp Duty
Stamp Duty is too high - it stops young families from buying a home and punishes retirees and pensioners
No Payroll Tax
Payroll Tax is a tax on employment - it kills jobs growth
Free OOSH
OOSH Care is expensive and hard to find - it punishes working parents & impacts job security
Cut Energy Prices
Energy costs are hurting families and destroying small businesses
Fix Education
Schools are underperforming - let's overhaul the HSC and reward our hard-working teachers
Cut Red Tape
Red Tape costs small businesses 14 hours and $58000 per year

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About & Mission

The Small Business Party is an Australian Political party founded in 2018 by City of Sydney Councillor, Angela Vithoulkas. After more than 30 years in business, Angela has seen and fought for all the issues faced by business owners, all across the country.

Small businesses and our communities are facing tougher conditions today than we have for some time; energy prices are skyrocketing, housing is unaffordable, payroll and land tax are inflating costs, and increasing levels of red-tape are negatively impacting business operators.

The time has come for someone to stand up to Government and say “Enough is enough” – Small Businesses are major employers, they are families, they are local communities, and they are the heart and soul of this great Australian nation.

The Small Business Party is ready to be their voice – to be their champion.

SIZE

With over 2 million small businesses in Australia, and over 700,000 in NSW, we are simply too big to ignore

CONTRIBUTION

Small business employs almost 50% of the Australian workforce, and delivers roughly 35% of the nations productivity

CONSEQUENCE

Small businesses are the source of many of our needs as a society - if they vanish, our ability to maintain living standards may also vanish

FAMILY

Small businesses are more than just their owners, they are families and those of their workers

COMMUNITY

Small business is at the heart of every local community - they are the heart and soul of our great nation

INDEPENDENT

Small business needs a champion who stands up for their needs first, with no allegiance to a union or factional influence

Contact Us

34/110 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000

+61 413 611 334

admin@thesmallbusinessparty.com

Authorised by A.Vithoulkas for The Small Business Party, 34/110 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

CUT RED TAPE

 

Small businesses in Australia SUFFER through OUTRAGEOUS amounts of red-tape in any given week.

In NSW, small businesses are spending roughly 14 hours a week on compliance - time they could be spending on growing their business and their families!

The costs of meeting this compliance is estimated at a STAGGERING $58,000 per year!

Recent data from the IPA shows that we have had an enormous increase in legislation over the past decade (6000 pages a year!)*

Data also shows that larger corporations use their size and influence to push for compliance changes which SCREW OVER the little guys.

Government has a responsibility to protect small businesses and ensure we can thrive - we are the heart and soul of this nation, employing roughly half of the workforce.

*Researchers use the change in the number of pages of legislation as the marker for changes in red tape levels

CUT ENERGY PRICES

 

Governments in Australia are more concerned with appeasing either the climate change believers or the sceptics than to bother doing anything about our SKYROCKETING energy prices.

We have an issue in NSW with wasting huge amounts of generated power - much of which could be reduced with an effective transition to smarter cities.

Since 2015 we have seen an increase in energy prices of around 130% - this is unsustainable and is forcing small business to the wall!

The Grattan institute shows these increases are due to supply costs (which are likely unnecessary) and gaming of the system (to create a false lack of supply), which is currently legal under our frameworks.

THE WASTE AND UNETHICAL ACTIONS OF THE POWER COMPANIES NEEDS TO STOP!

An effective energy and sustainability policy is vital to protect our small businesses, our families, and to ensure the viability of our local communities.

 

 

CUT STAMP DUTY

 

Stamp duty adds a huge upfront burden to first-home buyers, young families, and discourages retirees and pensioners from downsizing their home.

Data shows that stamp duty adds an EXTRA 17% to the deposit needed to purchase a new home - in Sydney this means home buyers now need on average a $250000 DEPOSIT* to purchase a home.

Stamp duty also prevents retirees and pensioners from downsizing to more suitable housing, which affects their quality of life and the overall levels of housing supply.

We will:

  • ABOLISH stamp duty for downsizing retirees and pensioners,
  • SLASH stamp duty rates for everyone else, and
  • PROTECT home buyers through the implementation of a HECS style (staggered payment) system to reduce the UPFRONT BURDEN on purchasers.

 

*Figures based on Sydney median house price of $1,000,000

NO PAYROLL TAX

 

There are better ways to raise funds for state growth without punishing one of the largest contributors to our states' coffers - the small business sector. Why does small business always pay multiple times in NSW - WE carry an unfair burden.

Payroll tax is a disincentive to business growth - plain and simple.

Jobs and growth is the great motto of Governments year in and year out - but they actively try to stifle that.

If payroll tax wasn't a barrier to jobs growth in the small business sector, then why does Government need programs to subsidise this tax (if you call $6000 an incentive at all).

Removing this burden on small businesses WILL drive jobs growth, business investment, and innovation - all vital to a sustainable economy.

 

NO LAND TAX

If we remove the burden of land tax from NSW, we reduce the overheads necessary for businesses to operate, but also assist with housing affordability for families and communities.

The Small Business Party believes that land tax is a significant inhibitor to business and family stability. As land taxes continue to rise in NSW, these costs need to be accounted for in some way and more often than not are passed onto those small businesses and families.

This is another tax on property in NSW, which is already heavily and unfairly taxed.

On average across Sydney in 2018 - land tax accounted for the following extra costs on private tenants and commercial lessees:

  • An average of $5028 in land tax (on a residential investment property)
    • This equals an extra $100 PER WEEK to the average renter in Sydney
  • An average of $21028 in land tax (on a commercial investment property)
    • This equals an extra $400 PER WEEK to the average commercial tenant in Sydney