Government again looking south for police boats

17 Feb 2012 2:33 PMJann StuckeyNews, Manufacturing

17 February 2012

The LNP’s Shadow Minister for Manufacturing and Small Business has accused the Bligh government of being all at sea over tenders for Queensland Police boats.

Despite Labor’s Manufacturing minister Jan Jarratt claiming that the Bligh government supported local boat-builders – she has confessed our police boats had been built by a company in Yamba NSW.

“The last time I...

Labor turns back on local boat-builders

17 Feb 2012 11:01 AMJann StuckeyNews, Manufacturing

17 February 2012

THE Bligh Labor government was shunning local Queensland boat-builders and set to award the contract for seven new police patrol boats to a New South Wales company.

LNP Shadow Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business Jann Stuckey said the ‘green light’ to the company, on the NSW Central Coast, flew in the face of Labor’s ‘Local Participation Policy’ that was...

LNP calls for support for Boyne Smelting jobs

10 Feb 2012 11:44 AMJann StuckeyNews, Manufacturing

10 February 2012

LNP Shadow Minister for Manufacturing Jann Stuckey today called on the Bligh government to support local Queensland smelting jobs in the wake of concerns over the future of the Point Henry aluminium smelter at Geelong.

Ms Stuckey said local industries were facing unprecedented pressures from international competition, a high-riding dollar and increasingly costly...

Labor backs down on red tape for rag trade

17 Oct 2011 12:55 PMJann StuckeyNews, Small Business, Manufacturing

17 October 2011

THE LNP has forced the long-term Labor government to back down on its onerous red tape for outworkers in the local clothing manufacturing industry.

LNP Shadow Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business Jann Stuckey said the media statement issued by the government last week proved Labor had got it so wrong.

“Minister Cameron Dick has been such a captive of his...

Stop witch-hunt of local clothing companies

13 Oct 2011 4:28 PMJann StuckeyNews, Small Business, Manufacturing

13 October 2011

THE LNP has demanded the Bligh government stop its witch-hunt of local clothing manufacturers and retailers.

LNP Shadow Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business Jann Stuckey today called on Industrial Relations Minister Cameron Dick to guarantee that no clothing retailer or manufacturer would be prosecuted under Labor’s onerous laws.

“Labor and Mr Dick have...

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