The Glass House electorate was treated to a special visit by the Shadow Treasurer, Mr Tim Nicholls MP, with many residents enjoying the opportunity to share a meal with Tim and discuss many important state issues.
Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, had arranged for Mr Nicholls to be the guest speaker at a breakfast in Maleny, lunch in Glasshouse Mountains and a dinner in Palmwoods.
“We certainly had the electorate covered and made the most of Tim’s day. Locals were really impressed with his straight shooting and frank discussions about how an LNP Government will right some of the current government’s wrongs.
“Tim is such a professional, he covered everything from the state of Queensland’s finances and increasing taxes, to water pipelines and coal seam gas. His knowledge on a whole range of topics certainly impressed the crowd.
“Let’s be honest, it’s not every day locals get to talk face to face with someone who will potentially be in charge of Queensland’s finances going into the future and people certainly made the most of their time with him, “ said Mr Powell.
In between functions throughout Glass House, Mr Powell took the Shadow Treasurer on a tour of local businesses in Maleny, Chevallum and Palmwoods.
“Some of these businesses are really doing it tough and are facing many challenges, least of which is how to continue to keep their front doors open, “Mr Nicholls stated.
“It doesn’t matter where I go across this state, red tape and compliance with Government forms and procedures is driving business owners crazy. Addressing this is one of the top items on the LNP agenda going into the next election.
“As the local member I am often approached by people from our business community who are struggling to make ends meet. I really think they appreciated having someone like Tim pay them a visit and show real concern for their future and offer a commitment to making it better,” Mr Powell said.