Beer Tax Slugs Coast Businesses

Popular Sunshine Coast craft breweries have been hit with up to a 10-fold hike in State Government tax, threatening their viability and pushing up beer prices in a move described as “devastating and unAustralian”. Shadow Minister for Small Business Fiona Simpson has called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to dump the huge hike for craft…

Beer tax slugs Queensland-owned businesses

Popular regional craft breweries have been hit with up to a 10-fold hike in a State Government tax, threatening their viability and pushing up beer prices in a move described as “devastating and unAustralian”. Shadow Minister for Small Business Fiona Simpson has called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to dump the huge hike for craft…

More help needed for our most vulnerable

We live in paradise but it’s not paradise for everyone with many vulnerable Sunshine Coasters experiencing homelessness. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has called on the State Government to do more to support homeless people of all ages and demographics but particularly homeless men over the age of 25 with men making up more than…

More funding needed to support “at risk” school kids

More funding is needed to tackle “at risk” school kids on the Sunshine Coast but the Queensland Government has cut funding to a vital learning support program to help them stay in school. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has criticised the State Labor Government for cutting funding by 50% to the Sunshine Coast Individualised Learning…

LNP to help young entrepreneurs get started

The next generation of small business leaders will receive the training and support they need to launch their own business under a Deb Frecklington LNP Government. Shadow Minister for Small Business Fiona Simpson today launched the LNP’s Young Entrepreneurs Program as one of two new LNP policies announced during Queensland Small Business Week with award-winning…

Safer roads for Mudjimba residents

We need a pedestrian crossing on the David Low Way at Mudjimba so that we can cross this busy road to get to the bus stops and to Mudjimba Esplanade. Please help. Lynda Dear Lynda I have asked TMR for an update on their plans at the dangerous David Low Way/Mudjimba Esplanade intersection and have…

LNP backs Queensland small businesses

Small businesses right across Queensland will be better off under a Deb Frecklington LNP Government, as confidence under Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk collapses. LNP Leader Deb Frecklington and Shadow Minister for Small Business Fiona Simpson unveiled two new LNP policies, as part of Queensland Small Business Week. Ms Frecklington said an LNP Government will prioritise procurement…

LNP backs Queensland small businesses

Giving small businesses a fair go to better access $15 billion of State Government contracts is at the centre of a new policy released by the LNP for Small Business week today. As part of Queensland Small Business Week, LNP Shadow Minister for Small Business and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson will be meeting with…