Spend on skills training not golden handshakes

Apprenticeship and training completion rates have dropped by nearly 40 per cent across four years under Palaszczuk and Labor while TAFE Queensland is splurging millions on Commonwealth Games tickets, hospitality expenses, international travel and golden handshakes. READ MORE: I’m concerned that the Palaszczuk Labor Government has its priorities all wrong. Queensland has the highest unemployment…

Seafood labelling shake-up on LNP menu

The LNP is getting behind the Queensland seafood industry with a new labelling policy that will promote local jobs and give consumers greater choice. Leader Deb Frecklington has today revealed, if elected in 2020, the LNP would change legislation in Queensland so that any business selling seafood for immediate consumption had to identify where the…

TAFE cash splurge as Queensland training rates dive

TAFE Queensland has splurged more than $100,000 on ‘brand research’ while Queensland training rates continue to plummet*. New data released yesterday by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research also revealed training cancellations were up, completions were down and fewer Queenslanders were in training compared to last year**. LNP Shadow Minister for Skills and Training…

Biloela business forum speaks up

Small businesses had their say about how they want to grow jobs, build the local population and create a better future for the region at a forum in Biloela yesterday hosted by Callide MP Colin Boyce in Biloela, attended by LNP Small Business Shadow Minister Fiona Simpson. Ms Simpson, who is also the Shadow Minister…