No one’s buying what Labor’s selling

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Labor’s latest procurement policy announcement proves the Palaszczuk Government has been misleading the public about its support for local jobs for the past three years.

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said no one should believe Labor’s pledge to back Queensland’s local businesses and workers following years of controversial contract decisions which have cost jobs in communities across the state.

“Labor’s repeated pledges to ‘Buy Queensland’ were false,” Ms Frecklington.

“Labor have duped Queenslanders on this issue so many times that no one can believe them.

“This is simply more spin from a State Government that cares more about creating headlines than creating jobs for everyday Queenslanders. No one’s buying Labor’s spin anymore.

“The LNP committed to a small business procurement target months ago. Labor has been too slow to act and given their track record, no one believes them.

“Just today it was revealed, the Palaszczuk government couldn’t even meet their current 30 days terms with a $170 million blowout for 1400 small businesses in Queensland health alone in the last three months of last year.

“One business alone was owed almost a million dollars, proving Labor simply can’t be trusted.

“An LNP Government will always make sure that local businesses get their fair share of State Government contracts,” Ms Frecklington said.

“Only the LNP will protect local jobs and back small business.”

QON: https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/documents/tableOffice/questionsAnswers/2020/376-2020.pdf

State News

Where is the critical Youth Justice legislation?

In a call for transparency and public involvement, the opposition has demanded that the Palaszczuk Government reveal its plans for the Youth Justice legislation in Queensland. The government has been talking about its proposals since December, but the specifics have remained under wraps, causing concerns among the public.

Read More »
State News

Queensland’s stolen cars shame

Queensland’s crime crisis is breaking unwanted records, as pressure grows on the Palaszczuk Government to recall Parliament early to address the unfolding stolen car epidemic.

The latest police statistics have revealed December 2022 was the worst December on record for stolen cars, across Queensland.

Read More »
State News

Queensland’s social housing shame unveiled

The Opposition is demanding the Queensland Government explain why it has spent less on social housing than any other State or Territory, for the second year in a row, this is truly Queensland’s social housing shame.

The damning findings were revealed in a Productivity Commission report this week.

Read More »