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…

Simpson calls for urgent action on suicide epidemic

Suicide is a gut-wrenching crisis that’s ripping up lives in our communities with two Queenslanders taking their own lives every day. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson called for a Parliamentary Inquiry into Suicide – the number one cause of death for people aged between 14 and 44 in Australia. Ms Simpson…

Call to support farmers and bush businesses

Queenslanders wanting to help farmers and ensure country towns endure the drought should consider cash donations to organisations helping support local jobs and services. LNP Shadow Minister for Small Business Fiona Simpson said the generosity of Queenslanders was wonderful and cash donations helped farmers spend money locally and kept towns resilient. Speaking in Parliament on…

Vocational Training on Labor-induced life Support

New data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research* released today has uncovered the carnage Labor has wreaked on Queensland’s vocational training industry. Under the Palaszczuk Labor Government, program completion rates at TAFE and other government providers have decreased 42% since 2014. Compared with the LNP Government there are now 16,375 fewer Queenslanders per…