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
Government's plan drives strong employment growth
More than 65,000 jobs have been created in Queensland over the past year, according to the latest ABS Labour Force figures released today.
In an impressive result for Queensland, the State’s strong economic performance accounted for 65 per cent of all new jobs created in Australia.
Treasurer Tim Nicholls said it was clear Queensland was now the nation’s standout state when it came to job creation.
“Today’s result again shows the Government’s plan to grow the economy and make it easier to do business in Queensland is working,” Mr Nicholls said.
“More than half of all jobs created in the last 12 months, on both trend and seasonally adjusted measures, were created right here in Queensland.
“Trend employment grew by 5,700 jobs in June, however the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.3 per cent due to a strengthening participation rate.
“This represents the 14th consecutive month of trend employment growth.
“Queensland was also the only mainland Australian state to record positive growth in trend workforce participation over the 12 months to June 2014.”
Mr Nicholls said the seasonally adjusted figures showed 65,200 jobs were created in Queensland in the last year.
“This represents 65 per cent of all jobs created nationwide,” he said.
Mr Nicholls said he was encouraged by the figures, but recognised more work needed to be done to ensure all Queenslanders benefited from the state’s strong economic growth.
“The State’s economy is on the cusp of strong growth but not all Queenslanders are yet sharing in that growth and we know there is more to do,” he said.
“That’s why we’ve made the strongest and smartest choice to pay down debt and free up funds for job-creating infrastructure projects.”
The World's Biggest Garage Sale
Early Bird Event
The early bird sale starts tomorrow Friday 11 July from 6:00pm at Our Lady of the Assumption, 9 Hurdcotte St, Enoggera. The sale will commence again on Saturday 12 July from 6:00am.
Suncorp and Queensland Police promote Safer Roads
The Queensland Police Service and Suncorp have teamed together again to provide grants to community groups of up to $10,000 to improve road safety and enhance crime prevention.
See some of the great ideas from past recipients here: http://www.suncorpsaferroads.com/community-grants/past-recipients.php#.U7X_1fZ--70.
This is an excellent opportunity for all community groups or residents who have ideas, or have been seeking funding for crime prevention.
Applications close on 31 July 2014.
CCIQ business survey
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) have released their latest survey. The survey collects views from the Queensland business community on the general performance of the Australian and Queensland economies. It also requests feedback on the current regulation of shop trading hours in Queensland.
The Westpac Group CCIQ Pulse survey closes 5pm Friday 18 July 2014.