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September Update from Member for Mermaid Ray Stevens

Posted by Ray Stevens MP, Member for Mermaid Beach on 8 September 2021
September Update from Member for Mermaid Ray Stevens
Small Business’s haemorrhaging cash… if they are still operating The Labor State Government needs to increase their support for Gold Coast small and family owned businesses.  With school holidays around the corner and the continual threat of snap lockdowns, along with the ongoing hard border closure, tourists are non-existent and businesses are losing confidence to carry on.  With Queensland borders still closed to NSW and Victoria, it is going to be a lean Spring scho...
 

August Update from Member for Mermaid Ray Stevens

Posted by Ray Stevens MP, Member for Mermaid Beach on 19 August 2021
August Update from Member for Mermaid Ray Stevens
GC CENTRAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2021 Harsher Border Restrictions = Greater hardship for Small Business Queensland’s current border restrictions are strangling our small businesses which have already been suffering due to costly lockdowns.  The Palaszczuk Labor Government needs to increase its contribution to assist our under-pressure tourism and hospitality operators who have been struggling for the past 18months.  Whilst doors are closed the bills s...
 

$600 million business and tourism support package

Posted by Angie Bell MP Federal Member for Moncrieff and Chair of the City Heart Taskforce on 17 August 2021
$600 million business and tourism support package
This is one of those marked moments in time as a direct result of the three Gold Coast Federal MP's stepping up, standing up, and ensuring our united voices are heard. The $600 million business and tourism support package announced by the Treasurer on Friday, is the realisation of weeks of our advocacy on behalf of key industries in line with the current flow on effects of the state lockdowns. Angie Bell MP Federal Member for Moncrieff and Chair of the City Heart Taskforce wishes...
 

Chamber welcomes council's business support

Posted by Martin Hall on 12 August 2021
Chamber welcomes council's business support
The Gold Coast's peak business body has welcomed the council's decision to introduce a $3 million boost for small businesses in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce president Martin Hall said the City of Gold Coast's $3 million "buy local/play local" rewards package for Gold Coast residents would help the city's 70,000 businesses battle through the economic pains created by COVID-19.
Mr Hall said the city's small businesses, espe...
 

LNP Business Support Package

Posted by David Crisafulli MP on 6 August 2021
LNP Business Support Package
Queensland small and family businesses are the engine room of our economy and recent times have seen many of you face unique and continued challenges. Over the past six months my team and I have travelled the state, speaking with hundreds of you and hearing your stories. You shared with us your resilience and flexibility as you have fought for certainty in uncertain times. The Queensland 2021-2022 budget failed to allocate any funding for support measures in the event of another lockdown...
 

State snubs Gold Coast in business grants

Posted by Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce President Martin Hall on 30 July 2021
State snubs Gold Coast in business grants
The Queensland Government has snubbed the Gold Coast's 70,000 businesses in the latest round of its Business Basics grant. Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce president Martin Hall said the State Government had decided that Gold Coast businesses would not be eligible for latest round of the grants. "The Gold Coast, because of the prominence of the tourism, hospitality, events and education industries, has been one of the hardest hit regions in Queensland throughout the COVID-19 ...
 
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