Tuesday 18th August 2020
The August Sensis Business Index* released today has revealed Queensland has the second highest proportion of small and medium sized businesses which believe the state government is working against them.
LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander said that nearly one
in five Queensland small and medium sized businesses believe that the
Palaszczuk Labor Government works against small business.
“This is a major vote of no confidence in the Palaszczuk Labor Government,” Mr Mander said.
“The only other state to record a higher number is Victoria which is in the midst of a devastating stage 4 lockdown.
“Business confidence is at rock bottom levels under Annastacia Palaszczuk and it’s been that way for quite some time.
“Before coronavirus, Queensland had the worst unemployment rate in the
nation and nothing has changed.
“More than 234,000 Queenslanders are unemployed, and the Palaszczuk Labor Government still doesn’t have an economic plan to create new jobs.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk was the last Premier to announce an economic stimulus package but was the first and only Premier to cancel her budget.
“No Budget means Labor is flying blind through the biggest economic crisis in almost a century.
“The LNP has an ambitious plan to stimulate the economy, create a decade
of secure jobs and drag Queensland out of this recession.
“Our economic plan
includes policies such as investing in road infrastructure to stimulate the
economy, building the drought busting New Bradfield Scheme, building the Second
M1, building dams to improve water and food security and a no new tax guarantee
to support private sector investment.
“The LNP is the only party with economic leadership that Queensland needs.”