Palaszczuk Government seeing red over hollow LNP red tape reduction promise

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Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch today (Thursday) urged Queensland’s small business owners and operators to cut through the LNP’s rhetoric and remember the Newman-Nicholls Government’s poor record on reducing red tape.

“History shows us the LNP failed miserably when it came to cutting red tape,” Ms Enoch said. “Let’s be clear on this - red tape increased under the previous Newman/Nicholls Government.

“In its April 2015 Red Tape Survey Report, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry said: ‘The burden of red tape has intensified over the past two years and continues to adversely impact the performance of Queensland businesses’.

“The report also found one in four businesses felt growth was hindered by red tape and were disappointed the LNP government had let them down.

“Unlike the LNP, we are actually working with Queensland small businesses to help them grow and create jobs,” Ms Enoch said.

“Our economic plan is setting the right conditions for business growth after the disastrous cuts of the Newman-Nicholls Government.

“As Treasurer, Tim Nicholls cut small business support, abolished the small business commissioner, cut online business services and oversaw cuts to the successful Mentoring for Growth program.

“Contrast this to the work being done by the Palaszczuk Government. We’ve committed $22.7 million to deliver our Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy.

“This government will implement a range of red tape reduction policies for small business contained in the Red Tape Reduction Advisory Council (RTRAC) report.

“The report – tabled in Parliament last year – delivered on an election commitment to establish RTRAC as part of the Working Queensland Plan to seek expert advice and recommendations about improving the regulatory environment.

“We’ve seen our small business numbers grow from 406,000 to 414,000, and the Suncorp CCIQ Pulse survey for the March 2017 quarter shows business confidence at its highest level since 2014, with business conditions perceived to be the best since 2009.

“We are seeing these positive results because the Palaszczuk Government is listening to small businesses and delivering programs to meet their needs.

“Just today, I announced our latest round of funding under the $3 million Accelerate Small Business Grants Program, and yesterday I updated the House on our Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program which is delivering $3 million over three years.

“These grants are being welcomed by small businesses across the state,” Ms Enoch said.

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