Recently South Asia Labor organised Meet and Greet with Leader of Opposition Chris Minns and Steve Kamper, Shadow Minister for Small Business, Multiculturalism and Property at Anjapar Restaurant in Parramatta.
Due to Covid restrictions there were limitations on the number of people who could attend. It was restricted to fifty people but covered all of the Australians of South Asia heritage – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Both Chris Minns and Steve Kamper used this opportunity as a listening exercise. It was noted with concern that the current state government has sold of many of its assets. One of the other concerns where tolls were going up faster than the inflation rate and also huge giving the windfall for the private operator. Many small business people present raised a variety of issues such as shortage of workers, slow response by the government in coming to aid, loss of overseas students etc.
The interactive session included how will Labor encourage females to actively participate in small business and should Australia have a bigger population.
The meeting ended with those present able to ask questions individually.