Looming Crisis for Sunshine Coast Construction Industry

SUNSHINE COAST State LNP Members have slammed the Queensland Labor Government for “dragging their heels” on a vital Commonwealth grant scheme to help the residential construction industry bounce back from the Coronavirus crisis. Member for Maroochydore FIona Simpson and Member for Buderim Brent Mickelberg said that the Federal Government announced the time-limited HomeBuilder grant scheme…

Qld’s small businesses need grants NOW

Time is running out for Annastacia Palaszczuk to backflip on her damaging refusal to provide coronavirus relief grants to small businesses. Months after the coronavirus crisis began, Queensland is the only state in the country with no direct grant support program for struggling small businesses. LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said many small businesses would struggle…

Backing Sunshine Coast’s Comeback

Sunshine Coast State MPs have backed a four-stage plan for re-opening the local economy to give businesses certainty, calling for businesses to give their feedback. The Sunshine Coast team are taking the plan across their Coast business communities, asking local businesses to have their say, while pressure mounts on the State Government to act. Shadow…

Labor must do more to support small business

Annastacia Palaszczuk is letting Queensland small businesses fend for themselves, as interstate governments lead the way by providing crucial financial support during the coronavirus pandemic. LNP Shadow Minister for Small Business Fiona Simpson said Queensland is the only state that doesn’t provide direct grants to small businesses. “Annastacia Palaszczuk needs to immediately introduce rapid emergency…

Give locked-down workers free online training

Queenslanders forced to stay home during the coronavirus restrictions should be able to unlock their own skills with free online training courses, the LNP said today. LNP Leader Deb Frecklington called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to work with private training providers and TAFE to offer a range of short online training courses approved by…

Flaw in Labor’s loans will cost jobs

Flaws in the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s COVID-19 package for business must be urgently fixed to allow recently-founded firms to apply for interest-free loans. Shadow Small Business Minister Fiona Simpson said many firms had been shocked to discover that they can only access the loans if they were founded before July 2017. “These loans are meant…