A Message from State Member for Mermaid, Ray Stevens - September 2018

Posted 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. Tourism
The Gold Coast has embrac...
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A Message from State Member for Mermaid Ray Stevens - August 2018

Posted 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...
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A message from Steven Ciobo, Federal Member for Moncrieff - July 2018

Posted on 15 July 2018
A message from Steven Ciobo, Federal Member for Moncrieff - July 2018
The Turnbull Coalition Government is backing small and medium businesses by delivering tax relief and helping them to invest in the growth of their business. We know growing businesses will grow our economy and create more jobs for locals. As part of our tax plan, we've also delivered personal income tax relief because we want taxes to be lower and simpler for all Australians. We are now focused on delivering tax relief for all businesses because we want you to be international...
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A Message from State Member for Mermaid Ray Stevens - June 2018

Posted on 7 June 2018
A warm welcome to our beautiful winter weather and also a warm welcome to our southern visitors and those across 'the ditch' who likewise enjoy a winter break in the sun!  This time of year is the beginning of the whale migration season so keep an eye out as those magnificent leviathans of the ocean cruise past.  You may even be fortunate enough to spot a mother with her bub!  For those who brave the early mornings I can share with you that the sunrises are trul...
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A Message from State Member for Mermaid, Ray Stevens - May 2018

Posted on 11 May 2018
Congratulations to all competitors and thank you to the hard working volunteers involved with the Commonwealth Games.  The much talked about traffic snarls and headaches, mooted loudly by Mr Beattie, fortunately did not occur, however the other side of the coin was the significant decrease in general holiday takings for our local businesses who had stocked up and hired extra staff to cater for the expected high demand.  Although most disappointing for local businesses it was...
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Chamber says cheers to Federal Budget

Posted by Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce President Martin Hall on 11 May 2018
Chamber says cheers to Federal Budget
The Federal Government's 2018-19 Federal Budget offers a mixed bag for Gold Coast businesses according to the Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce. Chamber president Martin Hall said the extension of the immediate $20,000 asset write-off for capital purchases was a strong incentive for small businesses to invest in assets for the future of the business. Mr Hall said the personal tax cuts, while small, would help improve consumer confidence but the Chamber was disappointed the Feder...
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