Talking Politics

North Burnett region flying high after new R4R announcements

Central and North Burnett families will receive better airports and continued Royal Flying Doctor Services courtesy of $8.23 million funding from Round 4 of the Newman LNP Government’s Royalties for the Regions (R4R) program.   Read more...

Theodore Channel Irrigation Scheme in local hands, finally

Theodore irrigators and allocation holders stand to increase their agricultural production and have a much greater say in the running of irrigation infrastructure now that the Theodore Channel Scheme will be run by locals.   Read more...

Australia's First Surgery Guarantee

Queenslanders who have been waiting for their elective surgery will now receive it in the medically recommended time with a new Australian-first Wait Time Guarantee. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said the new Queensland Health guarantee, modelled on the world leading health systems of Scandinavia, would provide an assurance to tens of thousands of Queenslanders.   Read more...

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...

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