Labor's jobs 'taxaggedon' coming for Queensland small businesses

Published:

NOTE: This article is older than 12 months

Annastacia Palaszczuk's plans for a budget taxaggedon on Queensland jobs are being finalised and small businesses may again be in the firing line.

LNP Shadow Minister for Small Business Fiona Simpson has called on Annastacia Palaszczuk to rule out yet another small business tax grab in the upcoming budget to pay for Jackie Trad's budget black hole.

"Last year Annastacia Palaszczuk's hand-picked Under Treasurer confessed that Labor was looking at changing payroll taxes,*" Ms Simpson said.

"Annastacia Palaszczuk and Jackie Trad have both refused to rule out slugging Queensland small businesses with higher payroll taxes.

"Queensland small businesses are already buckling under Labor's anti-jobs agenda and another new tax from Annastacia Palaszczuk will destroy thousands of jobs.

"In the past financial year 1,787 Queensland businesses who each employed between 5 to 19 staff went under.**

"Labor's anti-jobs and high-tax agenda is forcing over 30 small businesses employing 5 to 19 staff to close their doors each week.

"When Labor run out of money, they come after yours.

"It's no wonder why small business rank the Palaszczuk Labor Government as the worst in the nation and Queensland has one of the highest unemployment rates.

"If elected, a future LNP Frecklington Government has already guaranteed no new taxes for Queensland.

"Only under an LNP Government will give small businesses the renewed confidence to invest in Queensland and create more jobs and increase wages.

"When it comes to your money, you can't trust Annastacia Palaszczuk."

*source: Page 68 Hansard 15 February 2018,

https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/documents/hansard/2018/2018_02_15_WEEKLY.pdf

**source: Regional Statistics, ASGS 2016, 2011-2018, Annual 2011 to 2018

Number of Businesses - As at 30 June                            2017      2018
Number of employing businesses: 5-19 employees (no.)    41,477    39,690

 
Business Business & Economy Employment & Training Political Queensland Government Small Business
Social:   

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
State Labor Government refuses to release secret Spit redevelopment plan 26 May 2020 | The State Labor Government has refused to release a secret Mooloolaba Spit redevelopment plan in the latest question in Parliament. More information...
New M2M Cycleway Plan proposes chook cage streetscape for Alex 06 May 2020 | State MP Fiona Simpson has called the draft M2M cycleway at Alexandra Headland plan a chook’s cage in suburbia. More information...
Give Sunshine Coast Business Clear Roadmap To Rebuild Economy 05 May 2020 | Sunshine Coast business urgently need a clear road map to reopen as COVID-19 restrictions start to lift, State MP Fiona Simpson has said. More information...
Labor's giant snub to small businesses 30 April 2020 | The LNP is calling on Queenslanders to back a campaign to help small businesses that have been denied coronavirus support by the Palaszczuk Labor Government. More information...
Labor shut door to small business loan program 22 April 2020 | LNP Shadow Minister for Small Business Fiona Simpson said small businesses had been left stranded by the Labor Government after they were told applications for the QRIDA concessional loan program had closed. More information...
Call to fix flawed loan program to save business 01 April 2020 | 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. More information...
Flaw in Labor's loans will cost jobs 31 March 2020 | 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. More information...
Labor must help casual workers during Coronavirus pandemic 18 March 2020 | 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 Queenslande... More information...
Simpson urges Govt action over bus station safety 21 February 2020 | State MP Fiona Simpson has called for more police and security at Maroochydore Bus Station and across the coast after a worried parent spoke out after her son was allegedly bashed and robbed while waiting for a... More information...
More police needed to patrol Sunshine Coast Waters 06 November 2019 | Our waterways are getting busier, especially during the holiday seasons, yet our Water Police have had only four officers based at this station since 2004. More information...


comments powered by Disqus

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