Talking Politics

Pitt forced to act on "Un-Productivity" Commission

Treasurer Curtis Pitt has been forced to act after questions from the LNP over Labor’s reluctance to refer matters to the ‘unproductive’ Productivity Commission. Shadow Treasurer Scott Emerson said Mr Pitt had referred two more inquiries only after the Commission was scrutinised for chewing up taxpayers’ money with nothing to do. “This move from Treasurer Curtis Pitt shows this do–nothing Palaszczuk Labor Government only acts when its hand is forced,” Mr Emerson said. “In true Labor form, Curtis Putt is simply scrambling to make it look like he’s doing something.   Read more...

LNP laws continue to protect farmers and the Reef

The LNP Opposition has successfully protected the rights of Queensland farmers while continuing to protect the Great Barrier Reef, after Labor’s extreme vegetation management laws, which came at the expense of the State’s agriculture sector, were voted down by Parliament. Common sense has prevailed despite months of arrogant persistence from a Labor Government that failed to listen to widespread warnings from farmers on the front line, simply to secure the green vote. This is a huge win for Queensland’s farmers, small businesses and first home buyers and a vote of confidence in the strength of our laws in terms of the protection of the Reef - this sends a strong message to Labor that Labor’s laws were fundamentally unfair and unworkable.   Read more...

LNP committed to tackling Queensland's ice scourge

Queensland communities will be made safer under a comprehensive LNP plan to tackle the state’s ice epidemic. An LNP Government would implement a five-point action plan to take ice off our streets through crime prevention, drug addiction services and strong enforcement. The LNP is committed to tackling drug use in communities, including the increasing use of ice, to help make Queensland the safest place to live, work and raise a family.    Read more...

Labor still not listening on vegetation management

The Palaszczuk Government has refused to amend its unfair changes to Queensland’s vegetation management framework and looks set to push through with the laws despite a wave of angry objections from regional communities. Shadow Natural Resources Minister Andrew Cripps said the Agriculture and Environment Committee report gave Labor an opportunity to abandon its attack on farmers and landowners, but the government had dug its heal in to secure Greens preferences. Despite travelling across Queensland and witnessing first-hand the responsible work of landholders, Labor committee members have put politics ahead of good policy outcomes.   Read more...

Labor's Jobs Queensland swindle exposed

The Palaszczuk Labor Government’s much-hyped Jobs Queensland initiative has failed to create a single full-time job despite being announced more than a year ago. Labor’s $40 million taxpayer-funded employment initiative has been an abject and complete failure. It has been revealed only $850,000 has been spent on nothing more than a secretariat and not achieved a single thing in more than a year, while the Attorney-General has admitted the Job Queensland Chairperson had not been appointed through the merit-based process the Palaszczuk Government promised for all Government boards.   Read more...

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