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…

Simpson calls for boost for Coast bus services

THE Sunshine Coast’s population is booming but they made 120,000 fewer bus trips than five years ago showing the transport system is failing. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that the State Labor Government had dropped the ball on public transport by failing to ensure the services met public need. “About…