Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (12:45:08):
My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Small Business and Minister for Local Government, the Honourable Adem Somyurek. My question to the minister relates to his portfolio responsibilities of small business.
When it comes to business, language should not be a barrier. Therefore the Andrews Labor government has released translated fact sheets and videos offered by the Victorian Small Business Commission in simplified Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Turkish, Spanish and Dari to support business owners whose first language is not English.
The Victorian Small Business Commission provides services in languages other than English to support small business owners, including translation of information on public holidays and long service leave. It also delivers information sessions in languages other than English. My question to the minister is: can the minister provide more information on the languages chosen for the translated services and why these particular languages were chosen?