Labor’s unemployment crisis hits Queensland hard

New ABS data released today shows Queensland has the worst unemployment rate in the country, after 17,000 people were added to the unemployment queue last month. LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander said while Labor are more concerned about their own jobs, Queensland is the jobless capital of

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Wages slump in Queensland as families feel cost of living pinch

Newly released ABS statistics have revealed Queensland workers are being left behind under the anti-worker, job-destroying policies of the Palaszczuk Labor Government. Queensland public and private sector workers received the lowest and second lowest annual increases in pay respectively out of the whole nation, both well below the national average.

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Deb backs Glenn Doyle for Mundingburra

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has welcomed the endorsement of veteran police officer Glenn Doyle as the LNP’s candidate for Mundingburra. Mr Doyle, a father of four, said his priorities include fixing Labor’s crime crisis, new dams, improving education results, cutting hospital waiting lists and building a strong economy. “Mundingburra needs

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LNP backs Lauren Day to fight for Maiwar

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has welcomed the selection of journalist Lauren Day as her party’s candidate for Maiwar. The former news reporter covered natural disasters, court cases and crime for Network 10. Lauren Day is a driver for Meals on Wheels, a member of Red Cross and volunteers for the

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Labor must back LNP’s seafood labeling policy

The LNP has called on the Labor Government to adopt its Queensland seafood labeling policy as part of a promotional campaign to support the coronavirus-affected industry. Shadow Minister for Fisheries Tony Perrett said the LNP’s seafood labelling policy would encourage more Queenslanders to buy seafood caught by Queensland’s fishing fleet.

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Calls for Labor to backdown on anti-dam proposals

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington today called on the Palaszczuk Government to backdown on its proposal to lock up a large part of Queensland from new dams and irrigation projects. “There is no bigger issue in Queensland than water security and it is shameful that Labor are trying to stop water

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Seafood industry needs coronavirus assistance plan

The LNP has called on the Labor Government to deliver an assistance package for Queensland’s commercial fishing industry as the coronavirus threatens to deal a major economic blow. LNP Shadow Minister for Fisheries Tony Perrett said Queensland jobs were at risk after demand and prices for mud crabs, coral trout

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Water price surges locked in for farmers

Queensland farmers will see substantial year-on-year water price increases after the Palaszczuk Labor Government locked in ‘cost-reflective’ pricing for water. In the final report released by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA)*, irrigation schemes throughout the state are facing significant and unsustainable price increases. LNP Shadow Minister for Natural Resources Dale

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LNP demands Parliamentary mine safety inquiry

The LNP has called for a full Parliamentary inquiry into safety in the Queensland resources industry following the release of Dr Sean Brady’s report today. Shadow Mines Minister Dale Last said the report highlighted major failures in the industry and the Palaszczuk Labor Government. “The Palaszczuk Labor Government and the

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Labor puts politics before animal protection

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has blocked an LNP amendment backed by the RSPCA that would have increased the penalties for pet owners who leave animals trapped in hot vehicles. The LNP amendment to the Agriculture Bill 2019 would have made leaving an animal in a hot vehicle a cruelty offence,

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