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Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Malcolm Richards
57 Berwick Street

Total Signatures - 2189

Sponsoring Member: Tim Nicholls MP

Posting Date: 15/04/2016

Closing Date: 31/05/2016

Tabled Date: 15/06/2016

Responded By: Hon Mark Bailey MP on 15/07/2016

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the unfair and unexplained plan by the Palaszczuk Labor Government to create a taxpayer funded body to provide unregulated electrical work in direct competition with established and effective private sector electrical contractors.


Queensland is already well serviced by thousands of registered local electricians and contractors who provide effective, high quality electrical services as well as providing jobs, training and skills to apprentices in Queensland.


There is no demonstrated need for a Queensland Government sponsored and taxpayer funded monolith corporation to compete with the many mum and dad small business electricians and local electrical contractors. The Palaszczuk Labor Government's unfair plan unnecessarily threatens the livelihoods and jobs of thousands of Queenslanders.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to stop any Government plan to create a taxpayer funded corporation to provide unregulated electrical work in Queensland.