Beer tax slugs Queensland-owned businesses

Popular regional craft breweries have been hit with up to a 10-fold hike in a State Government tax, threatening their viability and pushing up beer prices in a move described as “devastating and unAustralian”. Shadow Minister for Small Business Fiona Simpson has called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to dump the huge hike for craft…

LNP to help young entrepreneurs get started

The next generation of small business leaders will receive the training and support they need to launch their own business under a Deb Frecklington LNP Government. Shadow Minister for Small Business Fiona Simpson today launched the LNP’s Young Entrepreneurs Program as one of two new LNP policies announced during Queensland Small Business Week with award-winning…

LNP backs Queensland small businesses

Small businesses right across Queensland will be better off under a Deb Frecklington LNP Government, as confidence under Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk collapses. LNP Leader Deb Frecklington and Shadow Minister for Small Business Fiona Simpson unveiled two new LNP policies, as part of Queensland Small Business Week. Ms Frecklington said an LNP Government will prioritise procurement…

TAFE Queensland going bankrupt under Labor

Explosive findings* from the Queensland Audit Office have revealed TAFE Queensland’s ‘financial performance is at risk because of declining student numbers’. LNP Shadow Minister for Training and Skills Development Fiona Simpson slammed the Palaszczuk Labor Government for their mismanagement of Queensland TAFE and leading the institution onto the road of insolvency. “Under Annastacia Palaszczuk, TAFE…

Laws to protect against sharing of intimate images

Proposed changes to the Criminal Code were debated in Parliament yesterday to protect vulnerable people from the sharing of intimate images or recording without a person’s consent. Speaking in Parliament, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that the Criminal Code (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Amendment Bill 2018 would strengthen laws to address this disturbing…

Labor fails Queensland VET students

In damning new data released today by the National Productivity Commission, Queensland students in VET training have dropped by 33,700 from 2015 to 2017. Alarmingly, Queensland was the only mainland state in the nation to experience a decline in training numbers. LNP Skills and Training spokeswoman Fiona Simpson slammed the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s failure to…

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…