Con­fi­dence at seven-yr high

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

CON­FI­DENCES in Queens­land’s small busi­nesses are at a seven year high ac­cord­ing to the lat­est Sen­sis Busi­ness In­dex sur­vey.

The re­cent sur­vey shows small busi­nesses among the state are grow­ing in size, con­fi­dence and are now the most pos­i­tive in­flu­encers on the na­tion’s econ­omy.

Trea­surer Cur­tis Pitt said the sur­vey’s re­sult backed the Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment’s poli­cies in gen­er­at­ing the right eco­nomic con­di­tions to al­low small and medium size busi­ness to thrive.

“This is the lat­est in a string of re­ports from NAB, West­pac, Deloitte and the ABS show­ing that un­der La­bor, Queens­land’s un­em­ploy­ment is lower, growth is higher and both con­sumer and busi­ness con­fi­dence are re­turn­ing to our state,” said Mr Pitt.

Mr Pitt said while the re­sults of the sur­vey are healthy, the state gov­ern­ment won’t give up on im­prov­ing Queens­land’s econ­omy.

“We know there is still work to be done and our un­re­lent­ing fo­cus is on driv­ing the Queens­land econ­omy.”

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