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Abandon plans for state-owned electrical services business

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Rod McGarvie
32/154 Frasers Road

Total Signatures - 321

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 15/04/2016

Closing Date: 16/06/2016

Tabled Date: 17/06/2016

Responded By: Hon Mark Bailey MP on 19/07/2016

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House to plans by the State Government to establish a publicly funded energy business to offer electrical services, which will operate in direct competition with existing Queensland electrical and solar installation businesses, many of whom are small family-run businesses. This plan will significantly disadvantage many of the existing 10,000 licensed electricians and 1,200 accredited solar installation companies across Queensland.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to abandon this plan and to instead provide greater support to Queensland small businesses who already provide these and similar services enabling them to employ more Queenslanders.