You will have noticed or experienced staff shortages and businesses operating on reduced hours to stay open across the Sunshine Coast and if you have travelled recently, this is a problem throughout Queensland. Businesses need support from the Queensland Government now. This Government continues to fail to deliver for small and family businesses.
Other states are putting Queensland to shame. NSW has announced a $1 billion package to help small businesses whereby if an eligible business has a 40% drop in turnover, their government will cover 20% of the payroll; in Victoria, businesses are being offered commercial rent relief; and in South Australia businesses are provided hardship grants. Why won’t the Premier help?
Many Queensland businesses are experiencing a significant drop in turnover due to no fault of their own. Where is their support? Why isn’t the Premier helping struggling businesses? Why isn’t she helping them?
Small and family businesses owners and their employees have done the right thing during this pandemic, and they continue to be punished.
The LNP is demanding the Queensland Government release a business support package now, as other states put Queensland to shame.
If there was ever a time for the State Government to step up, the time is now.