LNP State Member for Moggill, Dr Christian Rowan MP, is calling on local residents to stand up for small businesses that have been ignored by the Palaszczuk Labor Government in the Covid-19 crisis.
Dr Rowan said Queensland was the only state where small businesses were not provided with emergency assistance grants by their State Government.
Dr Rowan said small businesses were the backbone of our local economy, and urged residents to sign the LNP’s petition calling on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to reverse its decision to not provide emergency assistance grants.
“This decision shows that Annastacia Palaszczuk and Jackie Trad don’t value our small businesses,” Dr Rowan said.
“It’s further proof that the Palaszczuk Labor Government has no budget, and no plan to support Queensland’s small businesses.
“There are more than 438,000 small businesses in Queensland, including thousands right here in Moggill, and they are doing it tough right now.
“Labor is ignoring these businesses, but the LNP isn’t.
“We’ve started a petition to put pressure on Labor to increase the support they are giving 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.
“Businesses are on the brink and jobs are on the line.
“It’s time to give our local small businesses in Moggill the same support that small businesses get in every other state.”
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.
Dr Rowan urged locals to sign the petition at queensland.typeform.com/to/dX92Rp