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Labor’s budget blowouts risks Queensland’s credit rating

  • S&P say Queensland’s credit rating could deteriorate further if expenses continue to blow out
  • All we’ve seen under Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor is expenses blow out of control
  • When Labor came to office expenses growth in 2016-17 was forecast at 3.6 per cent but what they actually delivered was double that at 7.2 per cent
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LNP marks first anniversary of Labor’s rail fail

  • The LNP marks the first anniversary of the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s massive south east Queensland rail fail 
  • Annastacia Palaszczuk’s rail debacle will see more than 24,000 services cut across the SEQ network this year alone
  • Labor’s rail fail has cost consumers, congested our roads and shattered confidence in our public transport network
  • Labor’s rail fail has also cost Queensland taxpayers almost $40 million dollars
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4,400 jobs lost from Queensland in last month

  • Latest ABS statistics show Queensland has second-worst unemployment rate in the country
  • 4,400 jobs disappeared from Queensland in the past month and 15,500 youth jobs lost since Annastacia Palaszczuk became Premier
  • The number of underemployed Queenslanders has risen by more than 30,000 in just 12 months
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Free flu shots welcome but no excuse for emergency department bungling

  • Free flu shot announcement well overdue but doesn’t make up for dangerous rates of ramping and bed block in Queensland emergency departments (EDs)
  • Labor’s spin can’t cover the fact that our EDs are in meltdown
  • Under Labor, over a third of Queenslanders aren’t being seen in recommended timeframes
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LNP welcomes Sugar Industry Code of Conduct win

  • Queensland LNP welcomes Senate’s approval of Sugar Industry Code of Conduct
  • Defeat of Senator Leyonhjelm’s cheap stunt good news for Queensland canegrowers
  • Labor and the Greens sided with Senator Leyonhjelm – only the LNP stands with canegrowers, their families and sugar communities
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Labor’s electricity con laid bare for all Queenslanders to see

  • ACCC hands down scathing report into Labor’s failed power policies that have resulted in record electricity prices for all Queensland families, businesses and industries
  • Labor’s network gold-plating, extreme green schemes, price gouging, secret electricity taxes and union-friendly pay deals have driven up electricity prices to record highs
  • ACCC report confirms that Queenslanders are paying through the nose for green schemes, more than any state, yet we have the lowest amount of renewable energy
  • No amount of Labor spin or lies can gloss over the cold, hard fact that Queenslanders are being ripped off blind through their electricity bills under Annastacia Palaszczuk
  • If Annastacia Palaszczuk is so confident her so-called electricity plan is working then she should call an election immediately and let Queenslanders decide if they can afford another three years of Labor
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LNP to give everyday Queenslanders a voice on electricity boards

  • An LNP Government will give consumers a seat on the boards of Queensland power companies
  • Queensland families are hurting from record high electricity prices yet Labor appoints union puppets and former Labor politicians to boards
  • Labor uses electricity charges as a secret tax on Queenslanders, but the LNP has a plan to ease power price pain
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Palaszczuk’s wage gift to unions to push power prices even higher

  • Annastacia Palaszczuk’s excessive wage offer to electricity workers smacks of an election eve favour to the ETU
  • Labor offers Energy Queensland workers a 3 per cent wage rise – far higher than other government workers - clear payback for $300,000 in political donations from electrical unions
  • Labor’s grubby deal will push Queenslanders’ power bills even higher
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Police stats confirm crime is out of control under Labor

  • Labor’s softly, softly, slap-on-the-wrist policies send crime through the roof
  • Robberies, car theft, assaults all soaring under Annastacia Palaszczuk
  • Only the LNP will bring back tougher laws and the resources our police need to keep families safe
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LNP to fix another Labor mess – this time for subbies

  • LNP will make sure subbies get paid without increasing construction costs
  • LNP will listen to all stakeholders and not just unions
  • Master Builders and the people of Queensland have lost confidence in Labor’s Mick de Brenni
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