Small Business Must be the Key Election Issue: CCIQ
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the announcement of the Federal Election set down for May 18.
CCIQ Head of Industry, Dan Petrie said the election will alleviate anxiety around the political landscape which, for the last 12 months, has become a vexed issue for the electorate more broadly.
“As the peak body that represents over 430000 small businesses in Queensland, one of the key messages we receive from members is a frustration with the politicking at both state and federal levels.
“Queensland’s economy has had in parts a two-speed economy in operation for the last three years and a number of key economic indicators, namely jobs continue to lag New South Wales and Victoria.
“CCIQ welcomes honest debate on the issues effecting Australia and being part of the conversation on the proposed policies that will help drive the business sector in the coming years,” Mr Petrie said.