Premier’s lies over unions in schools exposed

Annastacia Palaszczuk is lying to Queensland parents over a plan to allow unions into state school classrooms, the LNP said today. The Premier has repeatedly denied that the Queensland Council of Unions had requested access to schools from the State Government to run ‘education’ programs. But RTI emails released today

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Labor cuts vital agriculture education program

The Palaszczuk Labor Government’s decision to cut the School to Industry Partnership Program (SIPP) undermines the future of agriculture in Queensland, LNP Leader Deb Frecklington warned today. When pressed by the LNP in Parliament today, Agriculture Minister Mark Furner confirmed the program would no longer be funded by Labor. “Annastacia

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Rail Fail rolls on and on under Labor

Queensland’s Rail Fail is set to roll into 2019 and beyond after the Palaszczuk Labor Government failed to give any timetable for the restoration of 472 axed services. This weekend marks the second anniversary of the crisis that plunged the network into chaos and led to huge cuts to the

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Labor ignores regional police

LNP Shadow Minister for North Queensland and Burdekin MP Dale Last has slammed Annastacia Palaszczuk for failing to order a review into the resourcing of regional police stations following the recent Alva Beach tragedy. “When asked in Question Time today, Annastacia Palaszczuk categorically ruled out a review of police resources,

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Premier referred to Ethics Committee

Annastacia Palaszczuk’s referral to the Ethics Committee is a serious issue and calls into question her judgement over comments made in Parliament and at Labor’s state conference. Annastacia Palaszczuk’s integrity is in tatters. Following the CCC’s damning assessment, the LNP called for the establishment of a select committee to look

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Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce

The LNP welcomes any action that protects victims and vulnerable kids against cyberbullying. Tragically, we’ve seen too many cases of suicide or self-harm and victims feel that they have nowhere to turn. It’s important that our laws and policies keep pace with modern technology and its use in society. The

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Labor should be backing the Bowen Cup

Iconic country races like North Queensland’s Bowen Cup face an uncertain future because of Labor’s $100m racing tax, LNP Shadow Racing Minister John-Paul Langbroek has warned. Mr Langbroek joined LNP Member for Burdekin Dale Last and thousands of racing fans at the Bowen Cup on Saturday. “The Bowen Cup brings

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Figures show more Queensland kids at risk

New figures show Queensland’s child safety system is continuing to go backwards under the Palaszczuk Labor Government, Shadow Child Safety Minister Stephen Bennett said today. Child safety notifications reached their highest level for five years (23,658) in 2017-18, with responses times to almost half of all cases (11,374) taking between

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Paradise lost in damming move to hurt farmers

A Palaszczuk Labor Government proposal to lower the Paradise Dam by over 17 metres instead of repairing the damaged walls is the latest move in Labor’s anti-farming agenda. Paradise Dam was completed in 2005 and was specifically designed to provide water for irrigation for the agriculture sector in the Wide

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Labor failing to protect Queensland miners

Miners are still waiting for Annastacia Palaszczuk to come good on her commitment to establish the Mine Safety and Health Authority in Mackay, more than a year after it was promised. The ‘Black Lung, White Lies’ report delivered in May 2017 recommended the Labor Government establish the authority in Mackay

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