Flaw in Labor’s loans will cost jobs

Flaws in the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s COVID-19 package for business must be urgently fixed to allow recently-founded firms to apply for interest-free loans. Shadow Small Business Minister Fiona Simpson said many firms had been shocked to discover that they can only access the loans if they were founded before July 2017. “These loans are meant…

LNP puts plan forward for casual workers

The LNP has called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to support casual workers who are losing work in the COVID-19 pandemic to reskill into demand areas, such as the health and wellbeing of elderly Queenslanders. LNP Shadow Minister for Employment, Small Business, Training and Skills Development Fiona Simpson raised the issue in Queensland Parliament today…

Juvenile Crime Hit and Miss

Reports that the Palaszczuk Labor Government are releasing a State-wide juvenile crime plan that ignores the Sunshine Coast has been attacked as a political joke. State MP for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that reports 10 centres would get funding but not the Sunshine Coast, where juvenile crime issues had made the Maroochydore Bus Station a…

Training crisis harms job futures of young Queenslanders

  Queensland has recorded a dramatic drop in the number of young people completing apprenticeships and traineeships as Labor’s skills crisis worsens. Data released by the National Centre for Vocational and Educational Training (NCVER) shows since Annastacia Palaszczuk was elected, completions have fallen by more 20.7 per cent and there are 11 per cent fewer…