Dr Christian Rowan MP, State Member for Moggill, together
with the LNP have reaffirmed their commitment to reducing red tape for
Queensland small businesses to stimulate the economy and create jobs.
Dr Rowan, together with the Shadow Employment and Small Business Minister Tim Nicholls, said the LNP had a strong track record of reducing red tape when in government and had a real plan to take the state forward.
“The LNP’s Real Economic Plan outlines how we will unleash Queensland’s potential by freeing business and government from unnecessary bureaucracy,” Dr Rowan said.
“This is about making it easier to do business in Queensland in order to boost productivity, supercharge the economy and create jobs.”
Dr Rowan said an independent Treasury analysis found the LNP
Government’s efforts in red tape reduction had injected an extra $425 million
into the Queensland economy on a yearly basis.
“Measures such as repealing Labor’s Waste Tax, reducing the
need for unnecessary permits and licences and reduced payroll tax reporting
were just some of the reforms the LNP introduced to free up businesses, community
groups and individuals to focus on what really matters.
“We also increased the payroll tax threshold and have vowed
to continue to increase it by $100,000 each year for the term of the
“The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland confirmed that this measure would directly benefit 20,000 Queensland small businesses to the tune of approximately $235 million each year, creating 4000 local jobs.”
Dr Rowan said it was time for the Palaszczuk Labor Government to outline its plan to reduce red tape and support small business so that Queensland could thrive.
“Instead of ruling out leaked cabinet documents, perhaps it’s time for the Premier to tell Queenslanders what her government is going to do get the state’s economy revving,” he said.
“We’ve heard a lot of talk over the last eight months. We’ve seen lots of reviewing, not much doing and as a result Queensland still has the second highest unemployment rate in the country.
“Queenslanders deserve a government that’s prepared to do whatever
it takes to take the state forward and create the jobs and opportunity for our
kids into the future.
“Only the LNP Government has a Real Economic Plan to create jobs, grow the economy and unleash Queensland’s true potential.”