Talking Politics

LNP committed to tackling Queensland's ice scourge

Queensland communities will be made safer under a comprehensive LNP plan to tackle the state’s ice epidemic. An LNP Government would implement a five-point action plan to take ice off our streets through crime prevention, drug addiction services and strong enforcement. The LNP is committed to tackling drug use in communities, including the increasing use of ice, to help make Queensland the safest place to live, work and raise a family.    Read more...

Labor still not listening on vegetation management

The Palaszczuk Government has refused to amend its unfair changes to Queensland’s vegetation management framework and looks set to push through with the laws despite a wave of angry objections from regional communities. Shadow Natural Resources Minister Andrew Cripps said the Agriculture and Environment Committee report gave Labor an opportunity to abandon its attack on farmers and landowners, but the government had dug its heal in to secure Greens preferences. Despite travelling across Queensland and witnessing first-hand the responsible work of landholders, Labor committee members have put politics ahead of good policy outcomes.   Read more...

Labor's Jobs Queensland swindle exposed

The Palaszczuk Labor Government’s much-hyped Jobs Queensland initiative has failed to create a single full-time job despite being announced more than a year ago. Labor’s $40 million taxpayer-funded employment initiative has been an abject and complete failure. It has been revealed only $850,000 has been spent on nothing more than a secretariat and not achieved a single thing in more than a year, while the Attorney-General has admitted the Job Queensland Chairperson had not been appointed through the merit-based process the Palaszczuk Government promised for all Government boards.   Read more...

Labor attempts to hide ballooning bureaucracy

The State Opposition has called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to come clean on public servant numbers after it was caught out changing the way it counts its ballooning bureaucracy to avoid scrutiny. In typical Labor fashion, the government had attempted a cover up on how much its complete mismanagement of the state’s finances was costing Queenslanders. The Palaszczuk Government has taken Queenslanders for fools by trying to hide its massive increase in public servant numbers.   Read more...

Where is Labor's money to manage Springvale Station?

The LNP Opposition has called for the Palaszczuk Labor Government to outline its management plans for Springvale Station near Cooktown following its $7 million purchase this week by the State Government. Labor has a poor record of expanding the area of land under national park but failing to allocate sufficient funds to manage it. Labor has spent $7 million of taxpayers money to buy Springvale Station for conservation purposes but hasn’t provided any detail on how it will rehabilitate the country to decrease sediment runoff, or how it will control pests and weeds.   Read more...

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