Talking Politics

Labor still slugging Queenslanders for car rego

The recent release of official inflation figures has again confirmed Queensland families are being slugged by the Palaszczuk Labor Government every time they go to pay for car registration. Shadow Transport Minister Andrew Powell said “For the second year running this Labor government has increased family car rego costs by 3.5% - more than twice the inflation rate.” “Where's Annastacia Palaszczuk’s commitment to the battlers now? Queensland families are struggling to cope with spiraling household costs but she doesn’t care. “Don’t forget under the Bligh Labor Government we saw car rego costs soar by 30 per cent in their last four years and at the same time public transport fares increased by more than 50 per cent.   Read more...

Labor's reckless rush to renewables will pump up power prices

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has again failed to guarantee Queenslanders that their power bills won’t sky-rocket as a result of her unrealistic push to have 50 per cent of Queensland powered by green energy by 2030. Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls said Labor’s “Credible Pathways to a 50 per cent Renewable Energy Target for Queensland – Draft Report” tried to deceive Queenslanders about the true costs of its energy policies. “The Renewable Energy Taskforce report seeks to justify Labor’s ideological obsession with green energy rather than tell the truth that it will add billions of dollars to Queenslanders power bills,” Mr Nicholls said.   Read more...

LNP backs community call for Labor to end Adani delays

The LNP Opposition has repeated its calls for Annastacia Palaszczuk to guarantee the people of North and Central Queensland that Labor's new environmental legislation won't delay Adani's Carmichael mine, following the release of an open letter from regional community leaders and businesses. Shadow Mines Minister Andrew Cripps said the open letter - signed by business and community leaders from Rockhampton, Townsville, Whitsunday, Charters Towers, Mackay and the Central Highlands - was a clear message that Labor must guarantee an end to further roadblocks and delays.   Read more...

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...

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