Why is this important?
Where are we now?
How do we measure it?
What can we do to promote it?
Economic growth is driven by many things, some of which are outside of the control of the state decision makers - like the value of the A$, but some of which can be absolutely influenced by local policy.
Creating an environment that fosters business investment means delivering long-term benefits to companies that operate from QLD. We would seem to have a good situation here: good migration to the state, affordable housing, very low interest rates and an entrepreneurial mind-set.
But that hasn’t worked. We asked David for his vision of the future of long-term business investment in QLD.
BWCC economist, Dr Marcus Smith will be presenting a simple one page document to speakers and guests for discussion.
There will be 30 minutes of Q&A hosted by BWCC Chair Jane Prentice so please come along and share your insights with David, Jane, Marcus and the audience.
David Crisafulli has proudly represented the people of Broadwater in theQueensland Parliament since 2017.
David was born and bred in Ingham in North Queensland, the son of sugarcane farmers and small business owners.
First elected to State Parliament in 2012, David was one of just three members of that Parliament who were appointed to Cabinet at the start of their first term.
David served as Queensland Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience until 2015. As a Minister in the then LNP government, David undertook the biggest reform to local government in a generation by empowering local leaders, as well as overhauling the way Queenslanders rebuild their communities after natural disasters.
Following the 2015 State election, David established a small business offering planning and government strategy advice and relocated his family to the Northern Gold Coast.
Re-elected to State Parliament in 2017, David was appointed Shadow Minister for Environment, Science and the Great Barrier Reef, and Shadow Minister for Tourism.
Following the 2020 State Election, David was elected Leader of the Opposition and continues to serve as Shadow Minister for Tourism.
David is a proud member of the LNP and is an effective critic of the State Labor government.
Your Host: BWCC Chair Jane Prentice
BWCC Economist: Marcus Smith