Talking Politics

Historic agreements bring jobs to Queensland

Future generations of Queenslanders will benefit from more jobs, improved schools and better hospitals and roads as the result of an announcement that the Newman LNP Government will invest in infrastructure in the Galilee Basin. The State Government will work with resource companies to make strategic investments that could create up to 28,000 new Queensland jobs. Our government is determined to support projects and industries that will grow Queensland jobs, and the Galilee Basin offers an enormous opportunity to do that.   Read more...

Red tape reforms creating jobs, saving Queenslanders hundreds of millions

Queensland businesses now have more time and money to spend growing their operations, with up to $425 million a year in savings thanks to the State Government’s efforts in cutting red tape. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the latest Red Tape Report Card showed the Government was well on its way to achieving its commitment of a 20 per cent reduction, with the resulting savings allowing businesses to get on with running their enterprise and creating jobs. “We said we would make it easier to do business in Queensland by reducing unnecessary regulation and we’re delivering on that promise,” Mr Nicholls said.   Read more...

Queensland medical breakthrough

 Queensland researchers have made an international breakthrough that could drastically improve the treatment of leukaemia patients – the latest in a long list of world class health and medical innovations in the state.  Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has praised the outstanding research work done by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.   Read more...

Queenslanders to get electricity price relief

The average Queensland household will save $577 on their power bills over the next five years under a Queensland Government plan to permanently remove the cost of the Solar Bonus Scheme from electricity prices. Premier Campbell Newman said the $3.4 billion Strong Choices Cost of Living Fund would be used to ensure Queenslanders no longer had to subsidise the cost of solar usage through their power bills. “Our Government came to office determined to ease cost of living pressures for Queenslanders,” he said.   Read more...

Abbot Point wetlands project means no dredge spoil on Reef

The Caley Valley Wetlands at Abbot Point Port will be protected and enhanced by the Queensland Government’s Abbot Point Port and Wetlands Project. I totally reject the scaremongering by the World Wildlife Fund calling for a delay to the project. This project enables the use of dredge material—which will otherwise be dumped in the Great Barrier Marine Park Area—to be used beneficially on land. Any delay to this project puts it at risk, meaning the alternative, dumping the dredge material at sea, is once again a live option.   Read more...

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