State MP, Fiona Simpson, is calling on Sunshine Coast residents to stand up for small businesses that have been ignored by the Palaszczuk Labor Government in the covid-19 crisis.
Ms Simpson speaking with Joe Da Silva from The Silva Spoon said Queensland was the only state where small businesses were not being given emergency assistance grants by their State Government.
“Small businesses are the backbone of the Sunshine Coast economy and it’s time to give our small businesses on the Sunshine Coast the same support that small businesses get in every other state, Ms Simpson said
“It’s further proof that the Palaszczuk Labor Government has no budget and no plan to support Queensland’s small businesses.
“I’m asking people who value our small businesses to sign our petition and send a message to Annastacia Palaszczuk that she must act.
Around 97% of Queensland’s small businesses have not received a dollar of coronavirus payroll tax relief from the Palaszczuk Labor Government as their annual wage bills do not meet the $1.3m payroll tax threshold.
Meanwhile, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia have all introduced direct grants of between $10,000 – $17,500 for small businesses.
Sign the petition at: queensland.typeform.com/to/dX92Rp