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Phone: +61 2 9212 7867

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Key facts

  • The Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) was founded in 1979 and was incorporated in 1985.
  • COSBOA is Australia’s peak body exclusively representing the interests of small businesses.
  • The 2013 NAB National Small Business Summit will be held in Brisbane at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, on July 24th and 25th.
  • The NAB National Small Business Summit provides the small business sector of owners, employees and supporters with the opportunity to discuss and identify relevant issues, promote innovation and generate ideas to stimulate growth within their industry.
  • For more information about the summit visit:
  • Interviews with Peter Strong, Executive Director, Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) are available upon request.
  • Connect through social media channels:
    • Facebook: /COSBOA
    • Twitter: @COSBOA
    • Hashtag: #NSBS13
  • COSBOA is a long-time advocate of small business on issues from taxation and workplace relations, through to competition law and retail tenancy.
  • The goals of COSBOA are to promote and support the development of small businesses in Australia and the council recognises that it is a national imperative for Australia that the needs of small business are on the national policy agenda.
  • Every year, the council affects the lives of over 2 million small businesses in Australia, acting as a conduit for information from our members to government and other organisations, and vice versa.


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QLD Premier opens NAB National Small Business Summit

Media Release
Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Queensland Premier, The Hon. Campbell Newman MP has launched the inaugural Queensland Small Business Week at the 2013 NAB National Small Business Summit in Brisbane today, cementing Queensland Government’s commitment to supporting its 412,000 small businesses.

More than 250 industry and business representatives, senior politicians and bureaucrats from around the country have gathered in Brisbane for the two-day Summit, where they will meet, discuss and promote the interests of small business.

Hosted by the Council of Small Business of Australia National (COSBOA), this year’s Summit will focus on the themes of ‘People, Policy & Partnership’ to ensure the key issues of small business people remain high on the national agenda, particularly in the lead up to a Federal election.

QLD Premier opens NAB National Small Business Summit

The Queensland Government, through the Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, is the official Government Partner of the 2013 NAB National Small Business Summit and through its Small Business Strategy and Action Plan 2013-15 has promised to help small businesses grow and prosper.

“Small business is the back bone of the Queensland economy. As a government, it is in our interests that our small businesses are profitable, innovative and resilient enterprises. We also want them to be competitive, to create jobs and contribute to building a robust economy.

“That’s why we’re slashing regulation and cutting red tape so that business can get on with what it does best. We know that economic growth in our state will ultimately be driven by growth in Queensland’s small business sector,” Queensland Premier, Campbell Newman said as part of his welcome address.

Also attending and speaking throughout the Summit will be senior stakeholders and representatives from the RBA, ASIC, APRA, ATO, Treasury, the office of the Federal Small Business Commissioner, NSW Small Business Commissioner, and the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

The Queensland Minister for Small Business, The Hon Jann Stuckey MP will also be representing Queensland’s small businesses at the Summit.


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