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…

Labor’s waste tax to hit home buyers

Queensland homeowners face a tax hike of up to $3000 on new houses under the State Labor Government’s money grab. On a visit to a Townsville building company Corinthian Constructions, LNP Shadow Minister for Small Business Fiona Simpson said the proposed State Labor waste tax and land tax hikes would hurt homeowners and tradies and…

Labor smashes small business with taxes

Liberal National Party Shadow Minister for Small Business Fiona Simpson says the Labor Government’s failure to model the impacts of its new taxes on small business is reckless. Ms Simpson asked Minister for Small Business Shannon Fentiman today whether she had insisted modelling of impacts on small business was done before signing off on new…

Labor is failing to train Queenslanders for work

New national data released this week showed the Palaszczuk Labor Government is failing to provide the training Queenslanders need. LNP Shadow Training and Skills Development Minister, Fiona Simpson, said new data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research revealed that over 66,000 fewer Queenslanders were in some form of training in 2017. “These figures…

Anti-God police over-reach in State schools

Education Minister Kate Jones has given into the Anti-God Police by endorsing a radical policy to ban school children from talking about their faith at State schools. “This is a huge over-reach by the Anti-God police. This new policy doesn't protect children, it makes them vulnerable to being punished by the school for simple acts…

Queensland Labor must show indigenous programs working

The LNP has called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to set and measure key performance indicators for taxpayer-funded indigenous programs aimed at Closing the Gap in Queensland. A new report by The Centre for Independent Studies* has revealed that despite costing millions of dollars, less than 10 per cent of State Government Aboriginal and Torres…

Simpson goes trucking in Queensland

Shadow Minister for Main Roads Fiona Simpson has been hitching rides with truckies through some of the highways and byways of this great State this year to see these roads first-hand and hear from those who travel them the most. Speaking in Parliament today, Ms Simpson reported to the House what she has seen over…

Call for major roads funding ahead of Labor Budget

The community campaign to upgrade Cleveland Redland Bay Road continues to gain traction with a call by Shadow Minister for Main Roads Fiona Simpson and State Member for Redlands Matt McEachan for vital funding ahead of Labor’s State Budget next week. The Shadow Minister visited the electorate to experience firsthand the congestion and traffic Redlanders…