April Newsletter correction: In the Secretary Report, under Key Community Chamber attendees were acknowledged, it should read: • Jane Kirk, Tim Mander Electorate Office

President

Ron Crump

Hello Everyone
Well the time is upon us again when we go to the polls and I feel for those in small business because as many of you know, that, for whatever reason, at this time things slow down markedly.

We have a superb Advocacy Committee, Chaired by Brian Battersby that fulfils its roles admirably as it seeks to elicit information (in an apolitical manner) from candidates to better inform you of their intentions and the possible impact on your businesses as a consequence of their respective policies and philosophies.

It would be great if the same could be said about the media.

I could not help but reflect on the incompetence of a number of the “big name” Breakfast Show” journalists (?) who were seeking to sensationalise the fact that the recent federal budget projections and outcomes were not a given as so much needs to fall into place for them to be achieved.

Anyone who has studied “Business 101” knows that a budget is a document expressing business plans for the future in financial terms.

Equally it is basic for anyone in business to plan as best one can knowing that the future whilst it may be shaped to some extent is subject to so many factors and variables that are outside one’s control.

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Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce

The Hills and Districts Chamber of Commerce Inc is a friendly and supportive Chamber of Commerce covering the Ferny Hills, Arana Hills, Ferny Grove, Keperra, Mitchelton and surrounding districts of north Brisbane, Australia.