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Small business has five demands ahead of by-elections

Later this month, five federal electorates will head to the polls in a Super Saturday of by-elections.

The seats are up for grabs following the dual citizenship scandal that rocked Australian politics as well as a retirement.

The coalition is hoping to become the first government to win a seat off the opposition at a by-election in over 100 years.

The seats:

  • Longman (Queensland) held by Labor
  • Braddon (Tasmania) held by Labor
  • Perth (Western Australia) held by Labor
  • Mayo (South Australia) held by Centre Alliance
  • Fremantle (Western Australia) held by Labor

Small business is expected to be one of the key issues in the tightly-contested battle for Braddon and Longman, where the government has been polling strongly.

CEO of the Tasmanian Chamber of Business Michael Bailey tells Michael McLaren they have five wishes of the candidates.

  1. No repeal of the legislative tax cuts in place
  2. A cabinet position for the small business minister
  3. An indexing of the ongoing write-offs scheme
  4. Decisions of the Fair Work Commission to be honoured by the federal government
  5. Make it easier to employ people

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Michael McLaren