LNP’s Economic Blueprint will get Cairns and FNQ jobs back on track
THE LNP’s economic blueprint will cut payroll tax, red tape and regulation to give small businesses in Cairns and Far North Queensland the power to create more jobs and get government off their backs, LNP Shadow Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business Jann Stuckey said today.
LNP’s Economic Blueprint will get Mareeba and Mossman jobs back on track
THE LNP’s economic blueprint will cut payroll tax, red tape and regulation to give small businesses in Far North Queensland the power to create more jobs and get government off their backs, LNP Shadow Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business Jann Stuckey said today.
Labor ties tourism funding to election cycle
BLIGH Labor today launched its bold new tourism policy – tying funding to its election cycle.
Labor plays copy-cat on tourism aviation
THE tired, 20-year Labor government was playing unashamed copy-cat on tourism aviation policy, the LNP said today.
Tourism whacked as carbon tax hits airlines
LABOR’S carbon tax was set to hit airlines with Virgin confirming today it will be forced to add a CT surcharge to domestic and code-shared international flights from July 1.
LNP will restore business confidence in Queensland
The State Opposition has said a report showing a 37 per cent rise for business failures in Queensland in the December 2011 quarter shows business has little confidence in Labor’s poor economic record.
LNP’s Economic Blueprint to Get Currumbin Jobs Back on Track
The LNP’s economic blueprint will cut payroll tax, red tape and regulation to give small businesses in Currumbin the power to create more jobs and get government off their backs, said LNP Member for Currumbin and Shadow Minister for Small Business, Jann Stuckey.
Government again looking south for police boats
The LNP’s Shadow Minister for Manufacturing and Small Business has accused the Bligh government of being all at sea over tenders for Queensland Police boats.
Labor turns back on local boat-builders
THE Bligh Labor government was shunning local Queensland boat-builders and set to award the contract for seven new police patrol boats to a New South Wales company.
Labor’s Waste Levy Hurts Businesses
Member for Currumbin and Shadow Minister for Small Business, Jann Stuckey, last night joined her LNP colleagues in State Parliament to oppose the Labor Government’s new industry waste levy.
‘Attracting Aviation’ – a real plan for Gold Coast tourism
THE LNP has pledged to boost the State’s struggling tourism sector through a plan to attract more international and domestic visitors to the Gold Coast.
LNP calls for support for Boyne Smelting jobs
LNP Shadow Minister for Manufacturing Jann Stuckey today called on the Bligh government to support local Queensland smelting jobs in the wake of concerns over the future of the Point Henry aluminium smelter at Geelong.
Business Commissioner rudderless under Bligh
STATE Labor’s initiative to cut government red tape has been left rudderless by the Premier and the Treasurer with the Queensland Business Commissioner identifying just two issues of concern – ironically both spearheaded by the LNP.
Airline deal a great boost for Gold Coast
LNP Shadow Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey said Queensland’s tourism industry had been given a huge boost today by the exciting announcement Singapore’s low cost carrier Scoot will soon fly five times a week between Asia and the Gold Coast.
LNP welcomes more flights for regional Queensland
LNP Shadow Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey has welcomed the increase in flights to Queensland regional centres announced today by QantasLink.
LNP tourism roadshow heads to Port Douglas
THE LNP’s tourism strategy roadshow heads to Port Douglas tomorrow (Wednesday) with Shadow Minister Jann Stuckey set to meet with local industry leaders and stakeholders.
LNP tourism roadshow heads to Cairns
THE LNP’s tourism strategy roadshow lands in Cairns tomorrow (Tuesday) with Shadow Minister Jann Stuckey set to meet with local industry leaders and stakeholders.
Jarratt buck-passes responsibility on tourism downturn
BLIGH Labor and its Tourism Minister Jan Jarratt were desperately attempting to buck-pass responsibility for their years of neglect of Queensland’s tourism sector by crying poor to the Federal government.
Treasurer covers-up tourism spending
AUSTRALIA’S worst treasurer Andrew Fraser has arrogantly refused to answer a simple parliament question on tourism spending.
Whitsunday airport – another broken election promise by Labor
LABOR’S $7 million Whitsunday airport upgrade announcement today was a pathetic attempt by Jan Jarratt to hoodwink locals, the LNP said today.
Pacific worker trial a win for Queensland tourism
THE three-year trial for Pacific Island guest workers was consistent with the LNP plan for tourism and will help redress chronic staff shortages in Queensland’s struggling tourism sector, the LNP said today.
Turtle experience shows Bundaberg’s tourism potential
LNP Shadow Minister for Tourism Jann Stuckey has praised the volunteers and rangers at Mon Repos turtle centre for a wonderful night that highlighted the region’s untapped potential as a tourism market.
LNP tourism roadshow heads to Bundaberg
THE LNP’s tourism strategy roadshow lands in Bundaberg today with Shadow Minister Jann Stuckey set to meet with local industry leaders and stakeholders.
LNP tourism roadshow heads to Mackay/Whitsunday
THE LNP’s tourism strategy roadshow lands in Mackay today with Shadow Minister Jann Stuckey set to meet with local industry leaders and stakeholders.
LNP welcomes China Southern Airlines direct to Gold Coast
THE LNP has welcomed today’s inaugural charter flight from China to the Gold Coast.
LNP considers Straddie’s tourism needs
The LNP’s Shadow Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business Jann Stuckey and Member for Cleveland Mark Robinson will meet local tourism operators Monday to look at plans to expand tourism on North Stradbroke Island.
LNP welcomes new life for Dunk Island
THE LNP has welcomed reports that cyclone-hit Dunk Island has been purchased by mining magnate Peter Bond who plans to rebuild facilities as a 4-star resort.
LNP tourism strategy lauded by industry
The LNP’s 20 year plan to get Queensland tourism back on track has been widely applauded by tourism industry leaders as a strong pathway forward for a sector vital to the state’s economy.
LNP unveils plan to get Queensland tourism back on track
LNP Leader Campbell Newman today released a strategy to help get Queensland tourism back on track in economic performance, social development and responsible environmental management.
Small business thumbs down to Bligh government
The tired, 20 year old Queensland Labor Government has been rated the least popular in the country – in not one, but two small business surveys, with the tourism sector in particular struggling under the weight of Labor’s increased taxes, charges and red tape, the State Opposition said today.
Party boat founders on Labor’s red-tape reef
BRISBANE’S much-loved The Island Party Boat foundered this week on Labor’s red-tape.
Labor not serious about cutting red tape
LABOR expected Queensland’s struggling small business sector to believe the appointment of a single bureaucrat could cut through 90,000 pages of regulation that had overwhelmed the entire Office of Regulatory Efficiency.
Change government to get tourism back on track
THE Bligh government’s tourism ‘discussion paper’ was an insult to the industry, the LNP said today.
Labor’s answer to red tape – hire another bureaucrat
THE tired 20-year Labor government’s answer to red tape that ‘s choking Queensland business – is to employ one more bureaucrat, the LNP said today.
Stuckey in Cairns to talk up tourism potential
LNP Shadow Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business Jann Stuckey will be a guest on Smithfield High School’s Coast FM Youth Radio 101.9 on Friday (28/10) discussing tourism and the enormous opportunities the sector holds for school leavers.
Jarratt treats Tourism Board with contempt
LABOR Tourism Minister Jan Jarratt was today accused of bypassing the Tourism Queensland Board and blowing $56,000 on head-hunters to find new board members.
Vale Keith Williams
LNP Shadow Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business Jann Stuckey today said Queensland’s tourism industry had lost a visionary leader and entrepreneur with the passing of Keith Williams.
Labor backs down on red tape for rag trade
THE LNP has forced the long-term Labor government to back down on its onerous red tape for outworkers in the local clothing manufacturing industry.
Stop witch-hunt of local clothing companies
THE LNP has demanded the Bligh government stop its witch-hunt of local clothing manufacturers and retailers.
Labor’s scrooge tax ready for Christmas
BLIGH Labor was hell-bent on hitting small business with a ‘scrooge tax’ before Christmas – dressed-up as a waste reduction levy.
Labor’s red tape forcing clothing retailers offshore
RATHER than protecting pay and conditions for clothing industry outworkers, Bligh Labor’s mandatory regulations were likely to ship their jobs offshore, the LNP warned today.
Labor’s carbon tax and pokie limits will smash surf clubs
LABOR’S carbon tax and pokie limits threaten the survival of Gold Coast surf clubs.
Labor strangling business with red tape
THE latest Australian Industry Group report into business regulation has confirmed Bligh and Labor’s over-regulation was strangling small business, the State Opposition said today.
LNP welcomes World Tourism Day
The LNP has welcomed World Tourism Day and reaffirmed tourism as one of its four key pillars to the Queensland economy.
LNP listening to Toowoomba small business and tourism operators
THE LNP’s Jann Stuckey will meet with concerned small business and tourism operators in Toowoomba today to hear firsthand the biggest issues facing local industries.
Bligh red tape stitches up clothing companies
The Bligh Labor Government’s red tape is choking Queensland’s clothing manufacturing industry, the State Opposition warned again today.
Minister’s out of touch tourism advice
LNP Shadow Minister for Tourism Jann Stuckey has slammed Tourism Minister Jan Jarratt for her patronising and insensitive advice for tourism businesses already battling to stay afloat amid a sea of red tape.
Cairns General Aviation under threat from airport rezoning
GENERAL Aviation businesses including charter, search and rescue and aero-medical services employing hundreds were under threat from Labor re-zoning the western side of the Cairns Airport, the LNP revealed today.
Tourism Minister wild about carbon tax
IN yet another attempt to avoid the true cost to tourism and small business, Tourism Minister Jan Jarratt today told parliament Labor’s carbon tax would be good for tourism.
LNP listening to Cairns small business and tourism operators
THE LNP’s Jann Stuckey will hold back-to-back meetings with worried small business and tourism operators across Cairns today (Wednesday) and Thursday.
Jarratt stays silent over carbon tax whack
TOURISM Minister Jan Jarratt knew all about the impact of Labor’s job-destroying carbon tax while telling Queensland tourism operators and small businesses to ‘wait and see’ the LNP said today.
Jarratt silent on Dunk and Bedarra resorts
LABOR’S silent Tourism Minister Jan Jarratt had gone to ground over the faltering Queensland tourism market, the State Opposition said today.
Labor snubs QLD tourism industry
LNP Shadow Minister for Tourism and Small Business Jann Stuckey said it was a disgrace not one Queensland tourism operator had been invited to the Federal Government’s carbon tax forum.
LNP listening to Whitsundays small business/tourism operators
THE LNP’s Jann Stuckey will hold back-to-back meetings with worried small business and tourism operators across the Whitsundays today (Thursday) and Friday.
Tourism investment neglected by Bligh and Labor
Labor’s failed tourism policy and a lack of real investment across Queensland was again under fire with falling tourist numbers to Brisbane, the State Opposition said today.
No aviation policy for Queensland tourism
LABOR has been caught out relying on a totally out of date aviation policy for the state’s key tourism industry, it was revealed during Estimates today.
Jarratt admits to spruiking ‘dodgy deals’
TOURISM Minister Jan Jarratt has been forced to admit she put her name to some dodgy holiday deals that have since been pulled.
Jarratt supports carbon tax hit on Gold Coast tourism
TOURISM Minister Jan Jarratt, Premier Bligh and the rest of her team were all supporting Labor’s carbon tax hit on Gold Coast tourism, the LNP said today.
Jarratt and Bligh support carbon tax over Cairns tourism
TOURISM Minister Jan Jarratt’s support of Labor’s controversial and unpopular carbon tax is a slap in the face for Cairns tourism, the LNP said today.
Jarratt supports carbon tax hit on Whitsunday tourism
TOURISM Minister Jan Jarratt was supporting Labor’s carbon tax hit on Whitsunday tourism, the LNP said today.
Carbon tax pain worst for Qld tourism, manufacturing and small business
QUEENSLAND tourism, manufacturing and small business will bear the brunt of Labor’s carbon tax.
Abracadabra! – red tape will vanish
AFTER 20 of the past 22 years in power it had finally dawned on State Labor that small business was being strangled by government red tape.
Labor abandons Office of Regulatory Efficiency
BLIGH Labor had abandoned its Office for Regulatory Efficiency (QORE) and was now blowing more taxpayers’ money hiring a small business commissioner, the LNP said today.
Tourism Minister referred to Fair Trading
LABOR’S Tourism Minister Jan Jarratt has been referred to Fair Trading for spruiking super cheap Queensland holidays at ridiculously low rates that were not available.
Small Business urged to ‘blow the whistle’ on waste and red tape
GOLD Coast business owners concerned about the rising costs of doing business and Government waste have had their say at a round table forum today, the State Opposition said.
Jarratt’s cheap holidays too good to be true
LABOR’s Tourism Minister Jan Jarratt had seriously misled Queenslanders looking to holiday at home and risked damaging an industry already on its knees, the LNP said today.
Labor’s answer for small business… just add another bureaucrat
This tired 20 year old government’s answer to cutting red tape is add another Bligh bureaucrat while duplicating the work load of the Office for Regulatory Efficiency (QORE), the State Opposition said today.
Not a thing for small business
QUEENSLAND’S struggling small business sector was forgotten in the budget.
Congrats on China Southern Airlines deal
LNP Shadow Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey has congratulated Gold Coast Tourism for securing the direct flight deal with China Southern Airlines that promises a huge boost for local tourism within four years.
LNP starts small business survey
The LNP today started a Small Business Questionnaire to hear firsthand the biggest issues facing Queensland’s small businesses.
Cairns businesses go to the wall under Labor
LABOR’S grand plan to boost the Cairns economy and rescue the struggling business sector had gone nowhere, the LNP said today.
‘Adequate protection’ for Qld small business goes missing
BLIGH Labor’s Small Business Minster needed a title change to ‘Minister for Crippling Business’ after her answer in parliament today on providing Queensland small businesses adequate protection from the Gillard carbon tax.
$26m should be used to dredge Cairns Harbour to boost tourism
THE $26 million Labor wanted to blow on its dodgy electoral funding plan should be directed to helping Far North Queensland’s battered tourism industry, the LNP said today.
‘Welcome to Queensland’ sign not so welcoming
Shadow Minister for Tourism and Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP, has called on the State Government to lift its game if it is serious about attracting interstate tourists to the Sunshine State.
Thousands of manufacturing jobs at risk from carbon tax
QUEENSLAND’S struggling manufacturing sector faces massive job shedding from Anna Bligh’s refusal to reject Labor’s carbon tax, the State Opposition said today.
Stuckey urges Queenslanders to holiday locally over Easter
LNP Shadow Minister for Tourism Jann Stuckey has urged Queenslanders to get behind our ailing tourism industry and holiday locally this Easter.
Business heads call for support in the State Budget
BLIGH Labor’s over-regulation of business and sea of red tape was a key criticism in the Chamber of Commerce and Industries’ submission for the 2011/12 State budget, the State Opposition said today
Labor red tape strangles small business
Labor’s red tape was strangling small business, driving up consumer costs and forcing local manufacturing off-shore, the LNP said today.
Jarrat abandons small business for Gillard-Brown carbon tax
STATE Labor’s Small Business Minister has kicked Queensland’s 420,000 small businesses when they’re down by refusing to oppose the Gillard-Brown carbon tax, the State Opposition said today.
Gold Coast more than spray tans and tourism
World-class manufacturing and education facilities and small to medium businesses were all part of the Gold Coast along with tourism, the State Opposition said today.
Cost of living pressures cut Gold Coast jobs
Cost of living pressures and low tourism figures have forced Gold Coast businesses to put off staff or close their doors, the LNP said today.
LNP listens to small business’ call for red tape cuts
CUTTING red tape and high compliance costs was critical if the Sunshine Coast was to rebound, Shadow Minister for Small Business Jann Stuckey said today.
LNP wants more help for small business in flood recovery
Many small businesses were being denied access to recovery assistance because of ‘mean’ testing criteria by the Bligh Government, the State Opposition said today.
Buy local to support flood recovery and jobs
THE LNP today backed calls for Queenslanders to support local businesses and buy locally-made products to aid the flood recovery.