on 30 November 2018
Small and medium businesses drive the Gold Coast economy and employ thousands of people. As your local MP, I am committed to ensuring we do everything we can to support
you, as your hard work and success of your business means our city's economy grows and creates more local jobs.
I know for many local businesses, one of their biggest frustrations is their struggle to access finance, often meaning they must put their own assets on the line. That's why last week, the...
on 13 November 2018
The Return of Indy Cars!
Whilst the 2018 Gold Coast car races have been and gone, it is obvious as promoter extraordinaire and Gold Coast Suns Chairman Tony Cochrane says, that the race now needs a boost to maintain its interest and place on the Gold Coast tourism calendar. There is talk of trying to resurrect the Indy cars again but they left the Gold Coast leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of Queensland taxpayers. Perhaps something new like a Red Bull event or eve...
on 15 October 2018
The GC 600 Supercars went off with a bang and plenty of local, interstate and overseas visitors enjoyed the spectacular racing in rain and shine. Good location for a great car race showcasing city and beach as well as a positive cash injection for local eateries and attractions. I note the comments by senior participants in the industry that the race weekend needs an injection of modernisation and re-energising of the event to make it more relevant and significant as an ic...
on 15 October 2018
Small businesses will now pay les tax, sooner with the Coalition Government delivering its tax relief five years earlier than planned.
As you know lower company tax means you can invest more in to your business and create the jobs our city needs.
This means businesses with a turnover below $50 million will face a tax rate of just 25 per cent in 2021-22 rather than from 2026-27 as currently legislated. Similar timing changes will apply to the roll out of the 16 per cent tax discou...
on 15 September 2018
Spring has sprung and by the looks of it we shall be in for a long hot one! We have lots of spring offerings such as the 'Swell' festival kicking off on Friday 14 September at Currumbin or perhaps you may enjoy the Gold Coast District Orchid Spring Show, 14-15 September at Albert Waterways Community Centre. School holidays are almost upon us, be safe on our roads and in the ocean and enjoy the delightful spring weather.
The Gold Coast has embrac...
on 15 August 2018
We are just a couple of weeks from embracing spring however it truly feels like spring has sprung already, at least here on the Gold Coast! I think we would all welcome some rain clouds during August to set us up for what looks like a warm spring into summer ahead. You will more than likely have noticed a bit of smoke in the air, our city officers have been working closely with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service undertaking hazard reduction burns in the hinter...