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…

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 new tax makes fish and chips dearer

Annastacia Palaszczuk’s new waste tax is set to slug all Queenslanders as businesses across the state will be forced to pass costs on to customers. On a visit to a Northern Beaches seafood business today with Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan, LNP Shadow Small Business Minister Fiona Simpson said the new tax would push costs higher…

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…