Talking Politics

Win for Queensland's health patients

Queensland health patients are the real winners when the LNP’s surgery wait time guarantee motion was passed in Parliament. The LNP moved the motion to keep the surgery guarantee it introduced in Government and ensure Queensland patients continued to receive their surgery on time. “At the last election Queenslanders didn’t vote for the abolition of the wait time guarantee,” Leader of the Opposition, Lawrence Springborg said.    Read more...

Still waiting for Labor's economic plan for Qld

The time has come for the Palaszczuk Government to reveal its economic and jobs plan after the Federal Government handed down a positive budget for Queensland. Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg said Federal incentives for small business, investment in job-creating infrastructure and record health and education spending had left Labor with no more excuses.    Read more...

Labor trading on LNP initiatives

Labor has continued to take credit for the hard work done by the former LNP Government to encourage investment in the struggling exploration sector and grow the resources industry in Queensland. Shadow Minister for Mines Andrew Cripps said the announcement of 16 successful projects under the Collaborative Drilling Program, were funded as part of the LNP’s Future Resources initiative. “The Mines Minister Anthony Lynham has dressed this announcement up as Labor’s own, but the reality is he’s handing in the homework the LNP did in government,” Mr Cripps said. “The Future Resources initiative was a hugely successful $30 million commitment by the LNP to boost exploration throughout Queensland and it appears Labor is desperate to take credit for it.   Read more...

Labor's infrastructure freeze hurting confidence

Confidence has dropped sharply amongst Queensland’s property and construction industry since the election of the new Labor Government, according to new figures recently released by the Property Council of Australia. We have gone from having the strongest government performance index under the LNP in the last quarter, to having the second weakest of all jurisdictions. This is a direct result of the uncertainty being created by the inexperienced Labor Government and it is costing Queenslanders jobs.   Read more...

Pressure on Labor to stand up for Queenslanders

The State Opposition has called on the Labor Government to argue the case for lower power prices for Queensland families following the preliminary Australian Energy Regulator (AER) determination. Shadow Minister for Energy and Water Supply Andrew Powell said as predicted, the decision handed down by the AER signalled the end of massive power hikes in Queensland but Labor could still do more. “Thanks to the actions of the LNP Government, Queenslanders can now breathe a sigh of relief - but there’s still more Labor can do,” Mr Powell said. “If Labor is serious about providing cost of living relief for Queenslanders, they will ensure that savings from today’s decision get passed onto consumers.    Read more...

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