LNP’s Contract with Queensland – hold us to account
LNP candidate for Toowoomba North, Trevor Watts, said the LNP’s Contract with Queensland was a simple document outlining key policies to get Queensland back on track after 20 years of Labor waste and mismanagement.
Trevor Watts said LNP Leader Campbell Newman had insisted the contract be distributed so that Queenslanders could hold his CanDo team to account over key pledges and commitments given to Queensland.
Trevor Watts said after listening to the community, the LNP had developed a strong action plan to make a real difference to Queensland and to local communities.
“Our pledges are fully-costed, fully-funded and independently-audited – and they will get Queensland back on track,” Mr Watts said.
“We’ll grow a four-pillar economy, lower the cost of living for families by cutting waste, deliver better infrastructure and better planning, revitalise frontline services and restore accountability in government.
“And if we don’t perform, Queenslanders can hold us to account at the next election,” Mr Watts said.
Trevor Watts said topping the list was the LNP’s commitment to reduce unemployment in Queensland to 4 per cent in six years.
“We’ll cut payroll tax and red tape and deliver 10,000 more apprentices over six years and we’ll pay off Labor’s $85 billion debt so we can invest the dividends of good economic management in better infrastructure and revitalised frontline services.
“We’ll work to get tourism back on track, re-establish a standalone department of agriculture and work to double Queensland’s food production by 2040.
“We’ll cut living costs by abolishing Labor’s extra tax slug of up to $7000 on buying the family home, freeze family car rego for our first term, reduce household water prices and reform electricity tariffs, cut Labor’s Translink public transport fare increases in half and offer discounted weekly fares for go card users.”
Trevor Watts said the LNP would invest $1 billion to fast-track improvements to the Bruce Highway and establish a Royalties for the Regions program to build better roads, social infrastructure and flood-proofing for regional communities.
Trevor Watts said the LNP would build better schools and lift education standards.
“We’ll cut hospital waiting lists and deliver better access to emergency and specialist health care for Queensland families. We’ll boost the patient travel subsidy to make access to health services for rural and regional families more affordable and we’ll establish a new mother and child service to get mums and their bubs off to the best start in life.
“Importantly we’ll make Queensland communities safer by putting 1300 more frontline police on the beat – but for this to happen there needs to be a change of government – just vote one – LNP.”