Talking Politics

LNP welcomes LNP's plan for tougher driving tests

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has been accused of being void of ideas, after it tried to claim credit for a policy initiated by the LNP Government. Described as a ‘radical bid’ to slash Queensland’s road toll, the Labor Government has confirmed it would follow through with the LNP’s new Q-SAFE practical driving test. The changes to the driving test for learner drivers ‘unveiled’ by the Palaszczuk Government, were actually ‘unveiled’ by the LNP Government almost three years ago   Read more...

Labor breaks key election promise

Queensland Labor has admitted they will break a key election promise and increase debt, which will leave the next generation of Queenslanders paying more. Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and Treasurer Curtis Pitt have both confessed Labor will have to increase debt to invest in infrastructure projects. Shadow Treasurer John-Paul Langbroek said this was at odds with key promises made to the people of Queensland in the lead-up to the 2015 election.   Read more...

Labor votes to drive up car rego

The Labor government has voted to increase the cost of car registration by two-and-a-half times the inflation rate, which currently is 1.4%. Shadow Transport Minister Scott Emerson said the LNP had moved a disallowance motion to stop the 3.5 per cent increase to car registration and the Palaszczuk Government voted it down. Every Member of Parliament had an opportunity to ensure Queensland drivers did not pay too much for car registration and it is disappointing that every Labor MP chose to slug motorists.   Read more...

LNP moves to give QLD mothers more choice

Queensland women will continue to have the choice to deliver their babies locally, under the LNP’s plan to restore rural maternity services. Shadow Health Minister Mark McArdle moved a motion in Parliament to ensure that mothers-to-be across the state, with low-risk pregnancies, are able to have their children in rural and remote regions. “We want Queensland to be the best place to live and raise a family, starting from the very moment our newest Queenslanders are born,” he said.    Read more...

LNP to work collaboratively on planning reforms

Shadow Planning Minister Tim Nicholls has introduced new Bills to simplify planning processes across Queensland, boosting economic activity and balancing environmental outcomes. Mr Nicholls said the Bills represented the culmination of three years of hard-work by the former LNP government and would ensure property and construction remained one of Queensland’s economic pillars.   Read more...

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