Talking Politics

Labor's loony left plan to hurt Queenslanders

The Palaszczuk Government’s so-called carbon plan is nothing more than a blueprint for higher electricity prices and thousands of jobs losses for Queenslanders. LNP Leader Tim Nicholls said Labor’s latest glossy brochures would mean the death of Queensland’s agriculture, construction, manufacturing and resources industries - sectors that provide nearly one in three jobs. “I have never witnessed anything like today during my time in Queensland politics,” Mr Nicholls said. “I am gobsmacked by Labor's emissions policy which pretty much guarantees a carbon tax, billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies and will destroy the livelihoods of tens of thousands of Queenslanders.    Read more...

LNP to partner with farmers to tackle spiralling electricity costs

A Tim Nicholls-led Liberal National Party Government will join forces with farmers and industry to address out of control electricity prices. LNP Leader Tim Nicholls said farmers cannot grow their businesses or plan for the future when weighed down by crippling power prices. “Farmers are facing astronomical electricity price rises due to poor policy decisions by this do-nothing Labor Government,” Mr Nicholls said.   “This year alone electricity prices on farm and irrigation tariffs are increasing by up to 5.1 percent. This is almost triple the rate of inflation. “It isn’t good enough and it’s why the Liberal National Party is establishing the Agriculture Energy and Water Council   Read more...

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...

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