Red tape strangles local Bundaberg business

Excessive red tape, unnecessary regulations and costly and time-consuming paperwork are costing our local businesses said member for Burnett Stephen Bennett. Mr Bennett said Bundaberg small businesses were being forced to battle with bureaucracy, instead of being able to concentrate on growth. “The Palaszczuk Labor Government has a definite lack of respect for people’s businesses,…

Help support our farmers

After haunting images of farmers struggling to manage drought conditions in Western Queensland, it’s shocking to now see tonnes of strawberries being dumped.  We can only image the heartache of the families who are impacted by this crisis. We need to get behind our farmers more than ever before and support organisations like Care Outreach and…

Labor cuts to Police budget wrong priorities

The Palasczcuk Labor Government has cut the police budget by about $80million in the last two budgets at a time when our population on the Sunshine Coast and in Queensland is booming. Meanwhile, the Premier and her ministers have blown their travel and staff budgets by about $1million. The State Government’s priorities are wrong. In…

Small business shouldn’t be Govt’s Bank

I exposed Labor’s hypocrisy for calling on business to pay their bills on time when they aren’t leading by example. Many Queensland Government departments still have unacceptably high rates of late payments to their suppliers, many of whom are small business. The Department of Education paid 17.2% of its bills late and for the Department…

Labor have no plan for mature aged workers

LNP Shadow Minister for Employment Fiona Simpson has slammed the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s mature aged worker boost as little more than a photo opportunity. “Annastacia Palaszczuk’s mature aged worker boost payment was a six-month sugar hit that delivered little more than a media release,” Ms Simpson said. “Queensland suffers from the nation’s worst unemployment rate…