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 that has been a drag on business sentiment in Queensland for the last 12 months whilst providing major parties the platform to present their economic narratives about how best to grow the national economy.
“As the peak body that represents around 438,000 small businesses in Queensland, one of the key messages we receive from members is a frustration with the politicking at both the state and federal levels.
“Queensland’s economy has had, in parts, a two-speed economy in operation within the state for some time, and in recent years Queensland has fallen behind comparable states on a number of key economic indicators, particularly on job creation and business investment, which 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.