Business heads call for support in the State Budget

13 Apr 2011 3:35 PMJann Stuckey

13 April 2011

BLIGH Labor’s over-regulation of business and sea of red tape was a key criticism in the Chamber of Commerce and Industries’ submission for the 2011/12 State budget, the State Opposition said today

LNP Shadow Small Business Minister Jann Stuckey said the devastating floods and storms had rocked many small and medium businesses which desperately needed cuts to red tape in the State budget.

“Business desperately needs a helping hand to get going again,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The Bligh government must seriously heed submissions made by groups such as the ‘Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland’ if the upcoming Budget is to help with their recovery.

“As the LNP’s spokeswoman for small business I’m determined to stand up for small businesses that are being strangled by red tape and over-regulation by the Bligh Labor Government,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Already the Bligh Government’s tardiness towards small business has seen some collapse.

“For a large number of them the floods have had a major to critical impact on viability. Many have been forced to shed workers while others are on the brink.

“Now, more than ever, Queensland businesses need a ‘Can Do’ team to assist them rebuild and unlock them from a decade of red tape and over-regulation under Bligh Labor.

“The LNP are committed to cutting waste and relieving some of the burdens imposed by successive Labor governments so businesses can prosper again.”

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