The Queensland Small Business Advisory Council (QSBAC) is the voice of small business in Queensland. The members of QSBAC provide advice on issues and opportunities affecting small business to the Honourable Di Farmer MP, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development.

Council membership reflects the breadth and depth of small business in Queensland, with members coming from a wide range of industries and locations. Membership also represents a balance of voices from women in business, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business, culturally and linguistically diverse business and social enterprise.

The Council will meet 4 times per year, including in regional locations.

Council members

The members of the Queensland Small Business Advisory Council are:

  • The Honourable Di Farmer MP, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development (Chair)
  • Mr Gerard Byrne, Townsville Consulting Services, Townsville
  • Ms Tiffany English, Modus Operandi, Hawthorne
  • Ms Sarah Graham-Hooper, La Vida Restaurant and Privato, Noosa Heads
  • Mr Laurie Johansen, RPS Fire, Barmaryee (near Yeppoon)
  • Dr Dipak Paudyal, APAC Geospatial, Brisbane CBD
  • Ms Jennifer Qin, Cool Cartons, Carrara
  • Mr Murray Saylor, Tagai Management Consultants, Greater Brisbane area
  • Mr Tony Sharp, Substation33, Kingston
  • Ms Alison Shaw, Tambo Teddies, Tambo
  • Ms Petina Tieman, Complete Business Solutions (QLD) Pty Ltd, iiHub Ltd, Cairns
  • Ms Maree Adshead, Queensland Small Business Commissioner (Ex-officio member)

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Better Regulation Taskforce

The Council previously established the former Better Regulation Taskforce as a sub-committee to provide advice on opportunities to improve regulation for small business in Queensland.

Last updated 5 August 2022

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