on 10 February 2017
Small businesses are an important cog in the machine that is the Queensland economy. They generate local jobs, provide vital services and products, and many are run by families who make a significant contribution to our community. That's why the LNP will always back small family-run businesses.
As a former small business owner, I know all too well the hard work that happens behind the scenes from crunching numbers, arranging rosters, to training staff. I also know that good Governm...
on 3 February 2017
A very Happy New Year to all and welcome to 2017! I trust that a good summer break was had by all and that you are refreshed and renewed to tackle the Year of the Rooster. The Parliamentary Year commences mid-February and I am looking forward to holding the Palaszczuk Labor Government accountable for its inaction for the Gold Coast and its focus on legislating for its Union Mates! There is a need for an inquiry into union mates protectionism policies and greater transpare...
on 2 February 2017
BURLEIGH HEADS OCEANVIEW TRACK WORKS - ANNOUNCEMENT
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service wishes to advise that resurfacing of the Oceanview track within Burleigh Head National Park, is scheduled to commence mid-March, with completion anticipated by the end of June. Work on the track will be completed in three stages and sections of the track will be closed while the work is undertaken. Alternative walking tracks will be available via the Rainforest Circuit during the closures. The...
on 23 January 2017
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) is conducting this survey in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Credit Management (AICM) to gain an understanding of the issues and effects of late payments on small business.
The purpose of this survey is to understand businesses experiences with late payments as well as trends and effects these have on small business.
They are interested to learn how businesses set payment times, the impacts on busin...
on 16 December 2016
From February 2017, the Queensland lockout laws will come into full effect and it is important that affected businesses are aware of their new responsibilities, as there are harsh penalties for breaches.
The Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce has previously voiced its opposition to these laws on the basis that they will hurt the Gold Coast's nighttime economy without enough evidence that they will improve safety.
The new laws have been in place since 1 July, but the lockou...
on 13 December 2016
This month, a focus on Pacific Pines.
On Saturday 10th December we held our Christmas in the Park, and it was a wonderful evening. We all owe our thanks to a team of volunteers who have planned this over many months, from the Residents Group, from Kiwanis, and from Southland Church. I've had the privilege to lead this group who have been meeting since June, and they have taken on a huge body of work and presented the community something great. We'll make improvements next year. Fee...