My government was elected with the clear mandate to bring investment into this state and drive the next phase of our economy, and that’s exactly what we are doing.
The January – June 2014 Six Month Action Plan maintains the momentum and builds on our commitment to make Queensland a great state with great opportunity. We are continuing our focus on super charging the economy, with a clear goal of becoming the most effective and efficient public service in the nation.
With this plan, we are committed to creating a business environment that stimulates new investment and encourages innovation and research and development activities. We are continuing to invest in our four pillar industries of Tourism, Agriculture, Resources and Construction and in doing so; we are seeing more businesses gaining confidence and investing, employing and growing these sectors in Queensland.
We are streamlining government processes, reducing red tape and regulation and improving the way we deliver services to Queensland. We are committed to making sure that Government can deliver services that are smarter, simpler and more responsive to the needs of Queenslanders now and for the future.
Since coming in to government over 20 months ago, Queensland’s economic growth is outstripping the other states and I’m encouraged that our policies are taking effect. In 2012-13 our state economy grew by four per cent and it was a very good outlook to have our credit rating reaffirmed, which indicates that Queensland is well ahead of the other states. The tough decisions we took last year to rein in spending and the support we are providing to private enterprise are starting to pay off.
Queenslanders can be optimistic about the future Queensland and, as always, I invite you to hold us to account against the delivery of our commitments in this action plan.
Premier of Queensland