LNP puts plan forward for casual workers

The LNP has called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to support casual workers who are losing work in the COVID-19 pandemic to reskill into demand areas, such as the health and wellbeing of elderly Queenslanders. LNP Shadow Minister for Employment, Small Business, Training and Skills Development Fiona Simpson raised the issue in Queensland Parliament today…

Juvenile Crime Hit and Miss

Reports that the Palaszczuk Labor Government are releasing a State-wide juvenile crime plan that ignores the Sunshine Coast has been attacked as a political joke. State MP for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that reports 10 centres would get funding but not the Sunshine Coast, where juvenile crime issues had made the Maroochydore Bus Station a…

Training crisis harms job futures of young Queenslanders

  Queensland has recorded a dramatic drop in the number of young people completing apprenticeships and traineeships as Labor’s skills crisis worsens. Data released by the National Centre for Vocational and Educational Training (NCVER) shows since Annastacia Palaszczuk was elected, completions have fallen by more 20.7 per cent and there are 11 per cent fewer…

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…