Sunshine Coast unemployment jumps as cuts kick in

New figures have revealed a jump in unemployment on the Sunshine Coast just one week after Annastacia Palaszczuk axed a key jobs program in the region. ABS statistics showed unemployment climbed from 5.2 per cent to 5.5 per cent on the Sunshine Coast in May. A year ago the rate

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Gold Coast youth unemployment rises as cuts kick in

New figures have revealed a jump in youth unemployment on the Gold Coast just one week after Annastacia Palaszczuk axed a key jobs program in the region. ABS statistics showed youth unemployment climbed from 8.3 per cent to 8.4 per cent on the Gold Coast in May. “Labor has no

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Labor’s Cross River Rail Fail exposed

Reports that Labor’s Cross River rail project will require 50 additional trains to be ordered immediately is further evidence of Labor’s shambolic management of QR, LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander said today. “It looks like we will have a new rail service with no drivers and no

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Labor crushes first homeowner dream

LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander is warning the dream of owning a home could be crushed with new taxes and grant cuts adding about $8000 to the bottom line. Mr Mander said Labor Treasurer Jackie Trad cut the First Home Owners’ Grant from $20,000 to $15,000 in

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Townsville workers pay for Labor’s jobs failure

New figures have revealed a jump in unemployment Townsville just one week after Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Budget forecast slower growth and even higher debt for Queensland. ABS statistics showed unemployment in the Townsville region climbed from 8.5 per cent to 9.2 per cent last month. Youth unemployment jumped from 17.9 per

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Labor lies on Neighbourhood Watch

Funding cuts to Neighborhood Watch threaten the crime fighting group’s mission to keep Queensland communities safe. Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington said Labor’s $200,000 program spruiked today was too little, too late, following a crushing 85 per cent funding cut announced in March. “No matter how Police Minister Mark

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Palaszczuk left red-faced by air conditioning embarrassment

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said a commitment from NSW Labor to air-condition classrooms across that state should serve as an embarrassment for Annastacia Palaszczuk, given she’s refused to show Queensland kids the same care.* “The Premier callously dismissed the LNP’s plan to air-condition all Queensland state school classrooms, denying our

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Overcrowding turns prison officers into punching bags

LNP Shadow Minister for Corrective Services Trevor Watts said an alarming number of assaults on prison officers was a failure of Palaszczuk Labor Government’s ability to manage prison overcrowding. “Since 2015 our hardworking prison officers have been the victim of more than 848 prisoner-on-staff assaults,” Mr Watts said.* “Even worse,

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Palaszczuk taking too long to fix Labor’s Ipswich Council

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said today that she was gobsmacked at how long it was taking Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to clean up the mess that is the Labor Ipswich Council. “It’s unbelievable how long it’s taking this Premier to clean up alleged Labor corruption in her own backyard,” Ms Frecklington

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Labor’s bail houses put Queenslanders in danger

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said reports that a teenage girl escaped from one of Labor’s bail houses in Townsville was more proof that Labor cannot keep communities safe. “Labor’s band aid solution of moving violent young offenders into bail houses has been a complete debacle since the get go,” Ms

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