Stuckey hosts first Waste Watch Forum

10 Jun 2011 5:02 PMJann Stuckey

10 June 2011

Shadow Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business and Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey MP is inviting local businesses to have their say on State Government waste and regulations.

“My office will be host to the first Waste Watch Forum, an initiative of the LNP Shadow Minister for Waste Watch, Fiona Simpson, who is starting her state-wide forums here on the Gold Coast on 21 June,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The small business sector across the state is really hurting from high cost of living pressures, and businesses are struggling against reams of State Government regulation and red tape.

“Queensland is the most highly regulated state in Australia with over 80,000 pages of legislation and regulations.

“Recent statistics show Queensland’s business environment was lagging behind the rest of Australia before the floods and cyclones hit – and the Gold Coast is an example of this.

“Suffering at the hands of Bligh Government neglect for too long, Gold Coast businesses are now getting the opportunity to voice their concerns and pave the way forward through this forum.

“Private deputations can be arranged between 10am and 11am on the 21st June, by contacting my office on (07) 5598 1387 or emailing

“As Shadow Minister for Small Business I have also recently launched the LNP’s Small Business Questionnaire – a quick, five-minute survey for small businesses to highlight the problems facing them and what they want to see changed.

“The survey is available on from my office or via a link on my website at and I encourage all small businesses on the Gold Coast to have their say.”