North West QLD needs disaster recovery coordinator

As devastated communities across Queensland’s north-west continue to clean up from the recent floods, the LNP is calling for extra help from the Labor Palaszczuk Government. LNP Leader Deb Frecklington is pushing for a dedicated disaster recovery coordinator to oversee the unique challenges the region will face, in the short

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Labor fails Queensland in ‘Closing the Gap’ report

Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are being neglected under the Labor Palaszczuk Government, following the release of the 2019 Closing the Gap Report today. It found Queensland is the only state or territory that isn’t on track to meet any of the seven targets. LNP Shadow Minister for

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Labor smothers inquiry into bushfire disaster

Queensland will remain more vulnerable to devastating bushfires after the Palaszczuk Labor Government blocked a crucial Parliamentary Inquiry into last year’s disaster. LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said a Parliamentary Inquiry was vital because the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s review would fail to investigate key concerns surrounding what fueled the 2018 bushfire

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Construction tumbles under Labor

The latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the value of construction in Queensland continues to plummet under the Palaszczuk Labor Government. Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington said the falling value of building construction reflected Labor’s mismanagement of the Queensland economy. “A strong construction industry means jobs

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LNP commits to busting bottlenecks on the Gold Coast

Upgrading local roads is a key part of LNP Leader Deb Frecklington’s plan to bust congestion on the Gold Coast. “Congestion on the Gold Coast is getting worse every day and Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor have no long-term plans to fix the issue,” Ms Frecklington said. “Commuters are spending too

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Labor must improve domestic violence trend

Alarming statistics show domestic violence breaches across Queensland are on the rise. It comes as offenders on the Gold Coast are forced to wait months to begin rehabilitation, with services continuing to languish under the Palaszczuk Labor Government. Queensland recorded 27,613 DV breaches last year – a rise of 1,988

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Labor slashes agriculture education while other states race ahead

The farming futures of Queensland students are under threat as Labor continues to run agriculture education into the ground, LNP Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington warned today. “It’s an absolute disgrace that Labor has shut ag colleges and pulled funding from key ag education programs across the state,” Ms Frecklington said.

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Labor hikes fares as Rail Fail rolls on and on

The Palaszczuk Labor Government is forcing Queenslanders to pay more for transport fares despite no timetable for the restoration of 472 axed services. LNP Deputy Leader Tim Mander said Queensland Rail had failed to meet its own target to recover full timetabled services by late 2018 and raising ticket and

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No Christmas cheer for more jobless Queenslanders

More Queenslanders will head into the Christmas holiday season unemployed, as Annastacia Palaszczuk’s lack of an economic plan hits home with Queensland once again at the rear of the pack. The Australian Bureau of Statistics released new data today which found Queensland’s unemployment rate has increased to 6.4% in seasonally

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Queensland bushfire heroes deserve top honour

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has recommended formal recognition for the men and woman who helped contain Queensland’s catastrophic bushfires. Ms. Frecklington has written to the National Emergency Medal Committee in Canberra asking them to consider opening a citation application process. In the past, the National Emergency Medal has been awarded

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