NSW retailers concerned about hit and miss high business tax policies from NSW Labor

BY Australian Retailers Association
24 February 2015

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Executive Director Russell Zimmerman today said NSW retailers were worried about higher taxes and underdevelopment of infrastructure proposed by State Labor.

Today NSW ARA member Judith McDonald met with NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance in her Parramatta store to tell the Treasurer small retailers wanted tax cuts and better infrastructure.

“Our NSW members appreciate NSW Labor is trying to come up with policies however, the rushed unconsidered announcements we are see being made weeks before the election will only damage small business and retailers in NSW through higher business taxes and less infrastructure being built,” Mr Zimmerman said.

“I am relieved we have a state government cutting business taxes and building better roads,” Judith McDonald said while at her Parramatta dive store.

“I have worked with NSW retailers for years trying to get taxes cut and better roads, now we could see that all reversed”, Ms McDonald said.

Meanwhile Russell Zimmerman said he would be encouraging small business and retailers to vote for any party who stood for lower business taxes, better roads and better trains.

“We have more happening in NSW since the early two thousands along with better retail sales in NSW than any other State and I would hate to see all of that go by the wayside,” Mr Zimmerman said.

The NSW ARA would be asking Mr Foley’s NSW Labor to reverse these bad announcements and explain what they will do to help business.

“The ARA has met with Treasurer Constance and Premier Baird whom have explained their pro business and retail policies, we are now waiting for NSW Labor to do the same, Mr Zimmerman said.

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