Talking Politics

Labor rides roughshod over leasehold rights

New laws pushed through parliament by the Palaszczuk Labor Government will boot hard-working grazing families off grazing and pastoral leases in nature conservation areas and parks across Queensland and abolish any right of appeal. The move by Labor will destroy grazing businesses, while the loss of the right to appeal is an attack on Queenslanders’ basic rights. Mr Bennett, deputy-chair of the Agriculture and Environment Parliamentary Committee which reviewed the Bill, said Labor’s changes in its Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment (NCOLA) Bill 2015 will deny natural justice to the holders of 78 leases across the state, many held by farming families for generations.   Read more...

LNP modernises planning reform, Labor stuck in yesteryear

Parliament has passed the LNP’s reforms to Queensland’s planning system which will boost the state’s economic activity while also balancing environmental outcomes. Shadow Planning Minister Ian Walker said while the changes has come about after four years of consultation, started by the LNP, the Palaszczuk Labor Government refused to support practical reforms to modernise planning in Queensland.   Read more...

Palaszczuk needs to come clean on carbon tax for Queensland

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk needs to come clean and rule out slugging Queenslanders with a carbon tax to subsidise renewable energy. Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls said Labor Government Ministers Steven Miles and Mark Bailey have made conflicting statements on the matter, confusing Queenslanders and fueling further speculation of internal division within Labor ranks. “Annastacia Palaszczuk promised Queenslanders before the election there would be ‘no new or increased taxes’ under her government. “The Premier needs to come clean once and for all on whether Queensland families are bound for more hip pocket pain under this clueless Labor Government,” Mr Nicholls said.    Read more...

A new team: to Get Queensland Moving

The LNP is determined to Get Queensland Moving. The team we announced today is the right mix of experience, enthusiasm and new ideas, combined with a deep understanding of the issues affecting all Queenslanders from Cape York to Coolangatta and from Brisbane to Bedourie.  Queenslanders can have confidence that our team will deliver the plans and policies to Get Queensland Moving. While New South Wales and Victoria continue to create more jobs, invest in more infrastructure and deliver more services, Queensland is frozen. Our children’s future is being put at risk as Queensland falls further behind and opportunities dry up. We are determined to hold this incompetent Labor/Independent/Katter Party Government to account.

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LNP says 'genuine and generous response' needed to rural debt

The LNP today called for a “genuine and generous response” from the Palaszczuk Labor Government despite the lack of agreement from the Rural Debt and Drought Taskforce on recommendations. Deputy Opposition Leader and taskforce member Deb Frecklington said the Premier and the Treasurer needed to deliver immediate and ongoing support in the upcoming Budget as farmers and regional communities faced their fourth and fifth year of drought from yet another failed wet season, with no cash flow and little hope on the horizon. “The response needs to be genuine and generous,” Ms Frecklington said.   Read more...

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