A Message from State Member for Mermaid, Ray Stevens - December 2019

Posted on 9 December 2019
Christmas Eve Holiday

Local small businesses will feel the brunt of this new Christmas Eve Public Holiday as legislated last week by the Palaszczuk Labor Government. Some will have no choice but to close as casual rates of employment will be unaffordable adding to Queensland's unemployment woes.  This is yet another example of unions running this Palaszczuk Labor Government and I feel for businesses who will be forced to close and those staffers denied the opportunity of empl...
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A Message from State Member for Mermaid, Ray Stevens - November 2019

Posted on 11 November 2019
Schoolies 2019
A proposal has been mooted to cut back the 'Schoolies Week' to 3 days.  It has taken many years and a lot of effort to achieve a positive reputation for an event that generates a lot of income for some businesses and is certainly a major week on the Gold Coast tourism calendar.  The week events have matured over the years to safely entertain and manage the 'Schoolie' crowds who are celebrating the end of their high school education.  Granted...
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A Message from State Member for Mermaid, Ray Stevens - September 2019

Posted on 9 September 2019
Qld Estimates July Hearings

The Estimates process is the questioning of the Governments 2019-20 State budget of $58 billion and this year it revealed some serious integrity issues brought about by the Palaszczuk Government displaying arrogance and hubris in its financial management of the State.  First and foremost, the Premier's own Chief of Staff, a bureaucrat earning around $500,000 per year, was given a Qld taxpayer funded grant of $267,000 to assist him float his company...
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Say No to a Christmas Eve Public Holiday

Posted by Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce President Martin Hall on 30 August 2019
The Gold Coast Central Chamber, along with other Chambers of Commerce on the Gold Coast and throughout Queensland, is opposed to the State Government proposal to have a part-day public holiday on Christmas Eve. At the outset, I would express the fact that business operators understand employees want time off on Christmas Eve to spend with their family. This is because small and medium size businesses are predominantly owned and operated by mothers, fathers and families. But this propo...
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A Message from State Member for Mermaid, Ray Stevens - June 2019

Posted on 28 June 2019
Qld State Budget

The Queensland State Budget was handed down on Tuesday 11 June 2019 and the outcome has been a Palaszczuk Labor Government legacy of higher taxes, more debt, less jobs and less infrastructure. The Palaszczuk Labor Government is quite simply unable to manage the economy and their latest budget clearly demonstrated their ineptitude. The 2019 budget failed the people of Queensland. With unemployment on the rise and nine new taxes being introduced Queensland is on it...
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Chamber urges State action on payroll tax

Posted by Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce President Martin Hall on 10 June 2019
The Gold Coast's peak business body is urging the State Government to make cuts to payroll tax the priority in its budget due to be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce president Martin Hall said payroll tax was hurting small business and killing jobs growth. "Australia's and Queensland's economy is weak and it is at a tipping point," said Mr Hall. "Interest rates are at record lows, GDP growth is slower than any time sinc...
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A Message from State Member for Mermaid, Ray Stevens - December 2019

Dec 09 2019
Christmas Eve Holiday

Local small businesses will feel the brunt of this new Christmas Eve Public Holiday as legislated last week by the Pa...

A Message from State Member for Mermaid, Ray Stevens - November 2019

Nov 11 2019
Schoolies 2019
A proposal has been mooted to cut back the 'Schoolies Week' to 3 days.  It has taken many years and a lot of effo...
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