State Budget 2021-2022
Small business is the heart and soul of the Queensland community, with over 97% of businesses operating as sole traders or with teams up to 19 staff. These businesses employ more than one in three working Queenslanders and contribute $122B (or 33.9%) to the state’s economy.
However, Queensland businesses were dealt a devastating blow when COVID-19 surfaced in March 2020. Whilst confidence levels have since improved, many businesses are still concerned as stimulus measures taper off or end entirely.
Our goal is to support business as Queensland recovers from COVID-19, to create a resilient, diversified and competitive economy.
As the State Budget approaches, we have submitted five policy pillars and priorities to support the growth of a sustainable, diversified, resilient and competitive Queensland business community.
Our 3-year approach aims to enable collaboration between the Queensland government and the business community, ensuring we walk away with a clear set of agreed priorities.
Achieving this goal requires a transformational approach across five core areas: