LNP listening to Cairns small business and tourism operators

17 Aug 2011 10:52 AMJann Stuckey

17 August, 2011

THE LNP’s Jann Stuckey will hold back-to-back meetings with worried small business and tourism operators across Cairns today (Wednesday) and Thursday.

Ms Stuckey, who is Shadow Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business, will meet with local councillors, business and community leaders and tourism operators to hear first-hand their issues with soaring government charges, levies, taxes and red tape.
“I’m looking forward to meeting with local councillors, Cairns tourism representatives and business and community leaders,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Cairns is a key centre for tourism. But it’s under stress and I’ll be listening to what needs to happen in terms of support from government to help the region get going again.

“It’s not just the high Aussie dollar that’s to blame. Tourism, along with small business and households are all suffering from Labor’s non-stop cost of living hikes and cost of doing business increases – from higher electricity, water, petrol, rego, licences and now $7000 stamp duty hit on family homes.

“And on top of that Labor supports a Carbon Tax that will simply drive more and more potential domestic tourists to overseas destinations.
“Only an LNP Government will work for all Queensland,” Mrs Stuckey said.

Media contact: Jann Stuckey 0439 755 919