Report No. 14, 57th Parliament - Small Business Commissioner Bill 2021


The committee tabled its report on the Small Business Commissioner Bill 2021 on Friday, 26 November 2021.



On Tuesday 12 October 2021, Hon Di Farmer MP, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development introduced the Small Business Commissioner Bill 2021 into the Queensland Parliament. The Bill was referred to the Education, Employment and Training Committee for detailed consideration and report. 

The Bill proposes the establishment of a permanent Small Business Commissioner and a supporting office in order to:

  1. provide tailored support for small businesses in Queensland;
  2. reduce the time and costs associated with dispute resolution involving leasing and franchise issues; and
  3. provide initial advice and information to small businesses about any type of dispute, and connect them to assistance and support.
View:Explanatory Notes
View:Statement of Compatibility
View:Explanatory Speech 
View:Written briefing from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training


Submissions close:Thursday 28 October 2021, 5.00pm 
Public Hearing and Briefing:Monday 15 November 2021, 11:00am
Public Hearing - broadcast part 1 - broadcast part 2 - transcript
Public Briefing - broadcast - transcript 
Report due date:26 November 2021 - report
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