Queensland unemployment now highest in nation

Queensland now has the highest unemployment rate of any state in Australia, according to ABS figures released today. The state’s unemployment rate rose to 6.6% (trend) in September – leaving a record 178,000 Queenslanders out of work. LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander said Queensland’s jobs crisis was

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LNP moves to scrap Palaszczuk’s damaging Straddie Tax

The LNP has moved to block the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s new ‘Straddie Tax’ that will hit Queensland families with a threefold fee hike to drive on the island’s beaches. Following representation from MP for Oodgeroo Mark Robinson, LNP Shadow Environment and Tourism Minister David Crisafulli moved a disallowance motion in

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Labor rejects Parliamentary Inquiry into dam debacle

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has voted against an open and transparent inquiry into the safety of Paradise Dam in Parliament today. LNP Leader Deb Frecklington moved a Private Members Motion to investigate the Paradise Dam’s design, construction and operation. “Labor is literally draining Paradise Dam to 42 percent while two

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Palaszczuk sent off for grand final fail

One of the greatest events on the Australian sporting calendar will remain in Sydney, after the Palaszczuk Labor Government failed to secure the NRL grand final for Queensland. LNP Deputy Leader and two time NRL grand final referee Tim Mander said this is another fail from Annastacia Palaszczuk and her

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Palaszczuk sinks to new low with petty drought blame game

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has stooped to a disgraceful new low with their shocking smear on Queensland farmers battling the horrific drought. LNP Shadow Agriculture Minister Tony Perrett said Annastacia Palaszczuk was playing politics with the misery of farmers. “Money is flowing to drought-affected areas from the Federal Government but

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Drumlines must go back after surge in shark alerts

Labor must immediately reverse its decision to remove drumlines from north Queensland beaches after a surge in shark sightings, the LNP said today. Eight beaches have been forced to close because of sharks since the Palaszczuk Labor Government removed drumlines from the Great Barrier Reef marine park just three weeks

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