The release today of the Sensis Business Index for the December 2015 quarter reveals that South Australia's small business sector has the lowest confidence in the nation.
Despite a national net confidence figure of +39%, the South Australian figure continues to languish at the bottom of the ladder on +16% or less than half the national average.
"South Australian small businesses have the lowest confidence because we have a government that has failed to address the great challenges our state faces,” said Shadow Minister for Small Business, Corey Wingard.
"With high taxes, heavy regulation, cuts to export programs and a failure to invest in productive infrastructure, it is no wonder that the SA Labor Government has the lowest confidence rating in the nation amongst the business community.
"This survey result comes in the wake of last week's unemployment figures confirming SA continues to have the highest unemployment in the nation.
"We need to urgently address the crisis of confidence in our small business sector and urgently take action to support businesses to create jobs.
"I again urge the government to adopt the measures outlined in the State Liberals' Jobs Stimulus Plan released last year."