The countdown to the Queensland election is well and truly on, with the associated noise and chaos that occurs at such a time.
Printing Industries Association of Australia is helping industry understand how the political parties measure up against Printing Industries’ policy objectives, so that you can compare the parties for yourself.
Andrew Macaulay, CEO of Printing Industries says, “We advocate for good policy for our industry, regardless of political orientation. That is why we have engaged with every main party about the key policies they bring to the election, and how they may impact our industry.”
Printing Industries have prepared an Election Scorecard reflecting how well each Party’s policy position aligns to their policy areas of:
- Energy: stable policy, lower prices and more reliable energy in the immediate term.
- Education: increased funding of apprenticeships for print, promotion of VET, and career pathways into print from school.
- Tax: reduced burden on small business and lower compliance costs.
- Infrastructure: government/companies to ‘buy local’ and a commitment to upgrade transport in both urban and regional areas.
“Our industry is in a unique position in that there are participants in every electorate in the Queensland election. We encourage all members to raise policy issues for the industry directly with your local candidates”.
“We recommend you to use this scorecard as a tangible reference for you to engage with your local political candidates, and ensure that the printing industries are front of mind for all parties”, Macaulay says.
The Queensland State Government election will occur on Saturday 25th November 2017.