One Nation has a plan to re-establish Queensland as Australia’s economic powerhouse. Successive governments have let the State down and One Nation has a plan to energise Queensland’s economy. The main underpinnings of our economy—mining, agriculture, tourism and services—have struggled since the global downturn with commodity prices falling and drought all but killing off productive enterprise.
One Nation believes that new business and enterprise needs to be attracted to Queensland, that new employment opportunities are required and that these should be driven by a Government that shows leadership in encouraging investment in the State.
One Nation will:
Not sell any revenue-generating assets.
Encourage new industry and business to relocate or set-up in Queensland through reducing ‘red and green tape’, providing guidance to fast-track establishment of business and direct access to government agencies to assist.
Allow a 5-year moratorium on Payroll Tax for all new, innovative, start-up businesses employing up to 40 people established after 2017. To be eligible, businesses must be able to demonstrate that they are new to the area and will not use this assistance to simply cannibalise existing businesses or markets.
Fund an apprentice scheme for businesses for essential services and trades, including the hotel and catering industries.
Rethink how the state is governed. A new model of government will, over a ten year period, progressively oversee the decentralisation of appropriate government departmental head offices to regional cities and the adoption of a regional model of government.
Publish a forward program of infrastructure projects to be delivered in regional Queensland.
Commit to a ‘buy local’ policy for government departments for contracts, consultancies, goods and services.
Commit to ‘red and green tape’ reduction and the reduction in the costs of doing business.