We’re being swamped with leaks about the Federal Budget tonight – it’s on all the TV networks. Watching the coverage and the government’s focus on the family and other vote catching strategies I couldn’t help but notice that it’s likely that business (small business in particular) productivity seems to have been forgotten.

I’d like to see government support for small business investment in smarter operations. A more competitive small business sector will deliver healthy dividends including jobs and tax revenue.

I’d also like to see the government put serious money on the table for fast broadband, not the dribble speed business has to put up with today.

I hope that Peter Costello’s speech tomorrow night is not as disappointing as the leaks suggest it may be.

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