It’s my privilege to speak on today’s matter of extreme public importance focused on the government’s economic response to the coronavirus to protect Australian jobs. The coronavirus outbreak impacts personal health and the health systems of countries around the world and it’s also having profound economic implications, particularly in my central Gold Coast electorate of […]
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I’d like to acknowledge those who are currently suffering from the effects of COVID-19 on the central Gold Coast. In the first week of this crisis, I established the Moncrieff community cabinet to work together with community leaders to ensure that trusted sources of information could be shared directly with our people in the heart […]
International superyachts will be able to sail into the Gold Coast Seaway permanently in a coup for the Gold Coast boating and tourism industries as the city starts to look towards the road to recovery.
It was great to check in with the Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce for an insightful discussion (via zoom) on how we can further assist business during this tough time. Small businesses are the engine room of the Gold Coast economy. Remember to shop local because you will save businesses, jobs and livelihoods. #loveyourlocal
Now is the best time in living memory to redefine how we need to do business through this period and into the future. Applying innovation through the process of reassessing, reposition, redesigning and relaunching will pave the way forward.
I wish to pass on our condolences, our prayers and our best wishes to those who have lost their homes, their businesses or, sadly, their loved ones and to convey the heaviness of our hearts to our fellow Queenslanders and, indeed, all Australians who have been directly impacted by these terrible fires.
Tourism is a key industry on the Gold Coast; we are the fourth most visited destination in Australia. I urge Australians to continue to go about their domestic business travel and their plans to holiday at home.