Getting the Sunshine Coast's jobs back on track - LNP's economic blueprint

Published: Comments:

This is an archived copy of an article. It is online for informational purposes only.
Social:   

SMALL Businesses seeking to grow Sunshine Coast jobs have received a boost with the LNP’s economic blueprint released today, focussing on cutting payroll tax, red tape and regulation.

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said it was time for government to get off the back of small businesses who were the real job creators.

Announced by LNP Leader Campbell Newman today, the blueprint commits an LNP Government to cut payroll tax by raising the exemption threshold from $1 million to $1.6 million over six years.

“Many small businesses have said that the current payroll tax threshold was a disincentive to growth. This new policy will help local small businesses who want to be able to grow,” Ms Simpson said.

“The LNP’s payroll tax cut will help small businesses create over 4000 new jobs for Queenslanders and mean less red tape for businesses.

“We are  committed to reducing unemployment in Queensland to 4 per cent in six years. This policy helps that.”

Other announcements today include:

Restore good economic management through Fiscal Principles to control spending, return the budget to surplus by 2014-15, and pay down Labor’s $85 billion debt.

The establishment of a Commission of Audit within the first 100 days to chart a path back to the AAA credit rating lost under Labor.

Ms Simpson said that under Labor, Queensland now had the highest unemployment rate on mainland Australia.

She said: The LNP will grow a strong four pillar economy and get government red tape off the back of small business to ensure jobs now and into the future for local residents.

“It’s time for a change. It’s time to get Queensland back on track.”

 
Fiona Simpson MP, Member for Maroochydore : View Full Profile
Suite 1, Cnr First and Memorial Avenues, Maroochydore
07 5406 7100
Fiona Simpson MP, Member for Maroochydore
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Expansion of Point Arkwright conservation area finalised 14 September 2016 | Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is celebrating a win with the transfer of the old Point Arkwright Police reserve into the adjacent Yinneburra Bushland Conservation Reserve being finalised today. More information...
Funding for safer Aerodrome Road intersection 23 August 2016 | Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson welcomed news of a $174,000 funding announcement for road safety improvements at the intersection of the Aerodrome Road and Wirraway Street (near McDonalds) in Maroochydore... More information...
Point Arkwright conservation area expands 18 July 2016 | Celebrating a win with the transfer of the old Point Arkwright Police reserve into the neighbouring Yinneburra conservation reserve is absolutely terrific, State MP Fiona Simpson said. More information...
Speed limit reduction a win for local community 05 July 2016 | Members of the Yandina Creek community are celebrating a win for road safety with the announcement of a reduction in the speed limit to 80 km/h along a busy section of the Yandina-Coolum Road. More information...
LNP plan to boost local jobs 17 June 2016 | Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson, in welcoming the State LNP's policy, said the Sunshine Coast had one of Australia's highest rate of business ownership. More information...
State Labor delays major Sunshine Coast road project 14 June 2016 | An angry Member for Maroochydore has labelled the State Labor Government as inept after it was revealed they've failed to get cracking on a major funded Federal Project to blitz a Bruce Highway blackspot on the... More information...
Budget Wrap - Bright Spots & continuing Battles 14 June 2016 | Health, roads and education are the big winners in a combination of Federal and State funding in today's State budget. But the fight goes on for the Sunshine Coast Rail upgrade and other key road projects. More information...
Labor Voting Rigging Threatens Local Government 26 April 2016 | Shadow Minister for Local Government Fiona Simpson said Labor’s “swifty” on changing the State voting system could be repeated at the Local Government after the Deputy Premier refused to rule out the move... More information...
Simpson calls for support for petition to Save Our Sparkies 20 April 2016 | State Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is calling for support for an e-petition to Save Our Sparkies and protect local businesses. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service