It’s official: Labor nightlife laws a total failure

New research shows Annastacia Palaszczuk must finally call time on her failed nightlife restrictions, LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said today. A long-term study by academics from three Queensland universities has conclusively proved that Labor’s laws have not cut violence – but ‘pre-loading’ and drug-taking have increased. “Labor’s 2016 laws were

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LNP calls on Labor to release bushfire review

The LNP is calling on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to release the report into last year’s devastating bushfires to ensure communities can be better prepared for the season ahead. LNP Shadow Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Lachlan Millar said Labor Minister Craig Crawford was sitting on the report when

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Water price surges to crush Mackay regions farmers

Queensland farmers are staring down the barrel of crushing water price increases under the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s ‘cost-reflective’ pricing model. The review currently underway by the Queensland Competition Authority highlighted several irrigation schemes facing significant and unsustainable price increases. LNP Shadow Minister for Natural Resources Dale Last said a submission

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Manufacturing tax to trigger more job losses

LNP Shadow Minister for Manufacturing Andrew Powell has warned Annastacia Palaszczuk’s latest manufacturing tax will be fatal for an industry that has been on life support after four years of Labor. “Under Labor, more than 18,000 manufacturing jobs have already been lost in Brisbane, Townsville, Toowoomba, Mackay and Cairns,” Mr

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No new taxes in Deb’s plan for Bundaberg

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has once again committed to Queenslanders she won’t introduce any new taxes, if elected Premier in October 2020. In her seventh trip to Bundaberg since elected as Opposition Leader, Ms Frecklington said Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has refused to rule out introducing new or higher taxes. “I’ve

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Missing weed money a prickly issue for outback Queensland

A funding promise of $5 million from the Palaszczuk Labor Government to go towards fighting the spread of invasive weed prickly acacia was nowhere to be found in last week’s state budget*. LNP Shadow Minister for Agriculture Tony Perrett said the funding was originally promised in April as a co-contribution

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Labor’s Trad must be held accountable for new tax impacts

LNP Deputy Leader Tim Mander has called on Treasurer Jackie Trad to use today’s CEDA address to guarantee Labor’s new LNG tax won’t drive up energy costs for Queenslanders. “After Jackie Trad blatantly refused to answer the question in Parliament last week, she should come out today and tell Queenslanders

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Labor’s bush baby crisis far from over

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington today said Labor’s words on reopening regional maternity services better be backed up by action or it is just more empty promises to try and make a problem go away. “The bush baby crisis is far over following an era of neglect and cuts under Labor,”

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Palaszczuk has no plan to end watch-house fail

Youth justice amendments introduced into Parliament will not end the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s police watch-house fail that has allowed kids to be locked up for weeks on end. LNP Shadow Attorney-General David Janetzki said Labor have no plan to end the youth justice crisis they’ve created. “Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was

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