LNP jobs plan to Get Noosa Electorate Working

16 June 2016  

• LNP releases plan to return Labor’s lost jobs and Get Noosa Electorate Working
• LNP’s plan will create up to 20,000 jobs across Queensland
• Plan includes apprenticeship boost, small business grants and an employment bonus for employers

An LNP jobs plan will see up to 20,000 young Queenslanders in jobs, encourage apprentices to finish their training and incentivise employers to train and retain workers.

Member for Noosa Glen Elmes said the plan provides strong incentives for businesses to train and retain young workers, which will be a major boost to employment in Noosa Electorate.

“The LNP’s plan will provide Noosa businesses with support to recruit young Queenslanders, encourage them to take on apprentices to help them finish their training and provide a boost to employers to cover workers compensation premiums,” Mr Elmes said.

“Our plan gives young apprentices and tradies in the Sunshine Coast region that vital first ‘leg up’, and will also encourage more apprentices to complete their training and get into the workforce.

“It will also include support for up to 20,000 Queensland tradies over four years by contributing $500 towards new tools for apprentices upon completion of their training.”

“We understand the costs young tradies in the Noosa Electorate face when they start work, but we’re committed to easing the burden on our young workers.”

The LNP’s Plan to Get Queensland Working

1. Queensland Apprenticeship Boost
Providing a $5000 incentive for Queensland businesses who take on a new apprentice from beginning to end. This boost will provide up to 10,000 new apprentices over 4 years.

2. Tools for Tradies
$500 voucher for tradies who complete their apprenticeship to get the tools they need to get working. This will provide tools to 20,000 tradies over 4 years to help them get ahead.

3. Start Work Incentive
$4000 grants over 12 months to assist small businesses with recruitment and start-up costs for eligible young Queenslanders (15-24) who are unemployed and not enrolled in full-time education or training. This will provide businesses incentives to employ up to 10,000 young Queenslanders over 4 years.

4. Employment Bonus
Thanks to the stewardship of the LNP, WorkCover Queensland is in a strong financial position. A bonus to encourage businesses who employ eligible participants under the Apprenticeship Boost and Job Start Incentive will be provided to further encourage businesses to train and retain young Queenslanders. After 12 months of continuous employment of each eligible participant, employers will have that workers’ wages excluded as part of the next year’s premium calculation.