Talking Politics

LNP to empower not-for-profit and private sector to drive more services and jobs for QLD

Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg has outlined his vision to empower not-for-profit organisations and the private sector to deliver more community care services for Queenslanders needing a helping hand. Speaking at the recent LNP State Conference, Mr Springborg said an LNP Government would trial innovative Social Benefit Bonds as a way of tackling emerging social issues, including homelessness, preventative health care and early childhood education.     Read more...

Labor lets down rural firies

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has been accused of being sneaky after it sent misleading information about Workers Compensation Laws to rural volunteer firefighters. Shadow Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Jarrod Bleijie said Labor had purposely left out important details of its amendments in the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 in a desperate attempt to garner support.   Read more...

Regional Queensland short changed by Labor budget

The Palaszczuk Government Budget promises much but delivers little for people in regional Queensland. Despite promising to boost business development, increase economic growth and create jobs, nothing in Labor’s first Budget delivered on these commitments.  Labor says it will facilitate private sector development by case managing regionally significant private sector projects in key industry sectors, but the Budget doesn’t say where they are.    Read more...

LNP welcomes LNP's plan for tougher driving tests

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has been accused of being void of ideas, after it tried to claim credit for a policy initiated by the LNP Government. Described as a ‘radical bid’ to slash Queensland’s road toll, the Labor Government has confirmed it would follow through with the LNP’s new Q-SAFE practical driving test. The changes to the driving test for learner drivers ‘unveiled’ by the Palaszczuk Government, were actually ‘unveiled’ by the LNP Government almost three years ago   Read more...

Labor breaks key election promise

Queensland Labor has admitted they will break a key election promise and increase debt, which will leave the next generation of Queenslanders paying more. Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and Treasurer Curtis Pitt have both confessed Labor will have to increase debt to invest in infrastructure projects. Shadow Treasurer John-Paul Langbroek said this was at odds with key promises made to the people of Queensland in the lead-up to the 2015 election.   Read more...

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