Talking Politics

Queensland Choices - have your say

I encourage you to have your say on how Queensland should fund its future and tackle the $80 billion debt left by the former Labor Government. Your feedback is important. The final report of the Commission of Audit advises that the Queensland Government has to prepare for the economic and fiscal challenges the State will face in coming decades.   Read more...

Queensland wins top national planning accolade

Queensland’s innovative one-stop-shop State Assessment and Referral Agency has taken out the national award for improving planning processes at the Planning Institute of Australia’s awards ceremony on 18th March. The award demonstrates the Newman Government is building the most efficient and effective planning and development assessment system in Australia.   Read more...

Land tenure reforms boost agriculture and tourism

Major reforms to Queensland’s leasehold land system will provide greater security of tenure for leaseholders and help drive growth in the key agriculture and tourism sectors. Natural Resources and Mines Minister, Andrew Cripps, said the Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 introduced into the Queensland Parliament, will slash red tape, reduce costs and modernise tenure administration for around 6,600 leases worth more than $60 billion, including rural and offshore tourism leases, across the state.
 
“We promised at the election to growing agriculture and tourism as key pillars of the Queensland economy and increased security of tenure will provide the foundations on which they can be established,” Mr Cripps said.
 
“These planned changes are common sense and will grow the economy, but Labor ignored the benefits of the important reform.
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Child protection reforms a top priority for Queensland

The Newman Government’s commitment to making Queensland the safest place to raise a child will take an important step forward with reforms recommended by the Child Protection Commission of Inquiry introduced in Parliament. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the State Government was following the Commission’s roadmap to developing a sustainable and effective child protection system over the next decade.   Read more...

Business sector most positive in Queensland

Queensland is the only state where businesses have a positive view of the economy, according to a new survey. Treasurer and Minister for Trade Tim Nicholls said the Sensis Business Index survey showed Queensland businesses were positive about both the state’s economy and Government’s efforts to support the business sector.   Read more...

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