Queensland Small Business Week, now in its fourth year after beginning under the LNP Government, is a celebration and acknowledgement of Queensland’s more than 400,000 small businesses and runs from 16 – 21 May 2016.
Dr Christian Rowan MP, the State Member for Moggill, said small businesses are the backbone of Queensland’s economy, employing more than one million Queenslanders.
“The LNP knows that small businesses are where jobs are created in this state and has the policies and plans to get our small businesses moving,” Dr Rowan said.
“Mum-and-Dad small businesses want the state government to get out of their way – and we agree with them.
“The state government should be supporting small businesses, not hindering them with unnecessary regulation and taxes.
“The LNP is unashamedly pro-business and during our time in government we made headway on our commitment to reduce the red-tape burden by 20 per cent over six years – with over 500 red-tape reduction initiatives.
“That’s why we also lifted Queensland’s payroll tax exemption threshold to $1.1 million which allowed businesses to grow and employ more Queenslanders.”
Dr Rowan said Queensland’s small businesses were dismayed by the fact the Palaszczuk Labor Government has no plan for the economy.
“Small businesses need to have confidence in the government so that they can make decisions to grow and employ more people,” he said.
“That’s where the Palaszczuk Labor Government has failed – they are asleep at the wheel and that doesn’t instill any confidence in Queensland’s 400,000 small businesses.