Labor cuts push young people back to dole

Labor’s decision to axe the Back to Work program in Southeast Queensland is throwing vulnerable young people back on the dole, the Liberal National Party warned today. Shadow Employment Minister Fiona Simpson and Nicklin MP Marty Hunt spoke out while visiting a Sunshine Coast cafe where the jobs of two young people with disabilities are…

Judges forced to use umbrellas inside leaky Courthouse

Shadow Attorney-General David Janetzki said it was disgraceful staff must use umbrellas inside the Maroochydore Courthouse to keep dry when it rains. Mr Janetzki and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson slammed the Labor Government for ignoring terrible working conditions caused by the building’s leaky roofs and disrepair. “It’s just not good enough that there is…

Labor rips off small businesses with new tax

Queensland small businesses have been hit with a new waste tax in today’s State Labor Budget which will cost them and their customers $1.3 billion over the next four years. “It’s a cruel and crass tax that takes more than Labor is giving in any cash incentives to business,” Ms Simpson said. “The Budget papers…

LNP delivers plan to back small business

DELIVERING faster payments to businesses working with the State Government is part of Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington’s plan to encourage owners to grow and employ more Queenslanders. Ms Frecklington and Shadow Minister for Small Business Fiona Simpson unveiled the plan to industry representatives at a breakfast in Brisbane this morning. “Small businesses are…