I hope you will find this website useful in keeping you updated with what is going on in and around the Clayfield Electorate as well as in State Parliament. If you have any suggestions on how you would like to see our electorate improved please let me know.
If you have any issues please contact my office.
Tim Nicholls MP
Treasurer and Minister for Trade
Member for Clayfield
Recent economic highlights include:
• Queensland continues to be the standout state in Australia for jobs creation
Nominations now open - Science and Innovation Champions Program
We are looking for nominations for the Queensland Government's Science and Innovation Champions Program. This program is a great initiative from the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts to recognise an individual's or organisation's talent in contributing to the area of science and innovation in their local community.
Nominations are open all year. I invite school communities, industry and community groups and local councils to submit a nomination for this award at http://www.qld.gov.au/dsitia/initiatives/science-innovation-champions/about/.
Where should we invest the carbon tax savings?
Have your say on where the savings from the carbon tax should be invested in our public transport network. Would you like to see a 5 per cent reduction in fares or an increase in services. Contact my office on 3262 8819 or leave a message on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TimNichollsMPQLD with your thoughts.
Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 14th September.
Queensland continues to lead on jobs growth
Employment figures released today show Queensland has created more jobs than any other state over the last year.
Treasurer Tim Nicholls said today’s seasonally adjusted figures showed that 64,400 jobs had been created in the state over the year.*
“In August 26,500 jobs were created in Queensland, a growth record second only to New South Wales for the month,” Mr Nicholls said
“Since the Government came to office in March 2012, 81,300 jobs have been created and Queensland has seen 16 consecutive months of jobs growth in trend terms.”
Mr Nicholls said the figures were encouraging, but the Government realised there was still more work to be done to grow Queensland’s four pillar economy.
“Unemployment in Queensland is sitting at 6.7 per cent, both on trend and seasonally adjusted measures,” Mr Nicholls said.
“While our economy is growing strongly there is more work to be done to ensure all Queenslanders are sharing in that growth.”
Mr Nicholls said the workforce participation rate had increased 0.5 per cent, seasonally adjusted, and was stable in trend terms.
“Queenslanders are returning to the labour market because they can see the Government has a strong plan for our state,” Mr Nicholls said.
“We know Queensland is being held back by our $80 billion debt, but the Government is continuing to talk to Queenslanders about our plan to reduce the debt.
“In coming weeks I’ll be releasing our final version of our Strong Choices plan for reducing debt and freeing up funds for the job-creating infrastructure projects our growing state needs.
“Only this Government has a plan to grow our economy so there will be more jobs for Queenslanders.”