Talking Politics

Scaremongering exposed in dishonest Green campaign

The dishonest scaremongering of an alliance of green groups has been exposed for their use of flawed data in a new campaign to frighten Queenslanders about vegetation management laws. Shadow Natural Resources Minister, Andrew Cripps, said a Right to Information (RTI) application by The Australian has revealed green groups were using incorrect figures to exaggerate their claims. Mr Cripps said he had previously warned Queenslanders that data in the Statewide Landcover and Trees Study (SLATS) was being manipulated by green groups to trash the reputation of farmers. “To try to get that bill passed, Labor and the Greens ran a campaign of contrived misinformation about vegetation management activities in Queensland, but thankfully, that was rejected.

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LNP Plan to build a Public Service of Excellence

All appointments to be merit and performance based. Best and brightest public servants to be given opportunity to upskill. Gender and diversity targets to be set for senior levels. Exchange and secondment program to be implemented with private sector. No forced redundancies with Public Service to be more focused on outcomes. A Tim Nicholls-led Liberal National Government will implement a comprehensive plan to improve engagement and service delivery for the Queensland public service as part of our plan to Build a Better Queensland.   Read more...

Labor cry poor despite record State School funding

The Palaszczuk Labor Government must guarantee that every dollar of extra federal funding goes directly into schools to ensure better outcomes for our students. LNP Shadow Minister for Education Tracy Davis said claims by Kate Jones that Queensland would only receive an extra $1 million were false and scaremongering. “Labor’s part-time Education Minister Kate Jones is crying crocodile tears when she knows full well that in 2017-18 alone Queensland’s state schools will get an extra $115.6 million in extra Commonwealth funding,” Ms Davis said.   Read more...

Government statistics don't match how Queenslanders feel

Government statistics hide desperate situation facing Queensland jobseekers and businesses. 30,000 full-time jobs lost in Queensland in 2016, with the number of young Queenslanders in a job falling by 11,500 in past year – worst in the nation. Slight increase in Gross State Product doesn’t even come close to the 4 per cent Labor promised in last budget yet Pitt is claiming victory for coming billions short of his own target. Shadow Treasurer Scott Emerson says selected government statistics released to media today hide the true picture facing everyday Queenslanders desperately looking for a job or families struggling to pay their bills.   Read more...

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