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Small Business - Energy Costs

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  -  Thursday, 9 September 2021

Tags: Renewable Energy, Small Business, State Budget

Dr WOODRUFF - Minister, energy relief is critical for small businesses who are struggling under a lot of other increasing costs and reduction in trade. Are there any strategies other than the availability of the TEALS that you're considering to provide support for small businesses, microbusinesses, who are struggling with energy bill payments?

Ms HOWLETT - I know there has been businesses struggling with that issue. We had the COVID-19 Small Business Energy Grant support round one and round two. I had 272 businesses apply, 129 of those were funded and the grant per business was $1 000. Secretary, would you like to add anything more to that?

Mr EVANS - For those small businesses operating within an embedded network that did not get the benefit of broader energy support that applied through COVID-19.

CHAIR - The time has expired the next portfolio before the committee is Women. I ask department offices to please be speedy in their change over.