The PIAA has created political scorecards for the upcoming Queensland election to help voters understand how the parties measure up to the association’s policy objectives.
The PIAA says it has created scorecards so members can compare the parties for themselves.
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Andrew Macaulay, CEO, PIAA says, “We advocate for good policy for our industry, regardless of political orientation. That is why we have engaged with every main party about the key policies they bring to the election, and how they may impact our industry.
“Our industry is in a position in that there are participants in every electorate in the Queensland election. We encourage all members to raise policy issues for the industry directly with your local candidates. We recommend you to use this scorecard as a tangible reference for you to engage with your local political candidates, and ensure that the printing industries are front of mind for all parties.
Printing Industries has prepared an election scorecard reflecting how well each Party’s policy position aligns to their policy areas of energy: stable policy, lower prices and more reliable energy in the immediate term; education: increased funding of apprenticeships for print, promotion of VET, and career pathways into print from school; tax: reduced burden on small business and lower compliance costs; and Infrastructure: government/companies to buy local and a commitment to upgrade transport in both urban and regional areas.
To look at the PIAA scorecard click here. The Queensland State Government election will occur on November 25.
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