Queensland Election : The Big Promises between Labor and LNP

This weekend on November 25 Election day in the State Of Queensland voters have a chance to make an informed decision on who they will select as their preferred candidate and the party they represent, with the election issues put to the electorate its time to make it easy to revisit those issues and where the Big two stand.

Jobs & Employment:

Labor

  • Extending Back to Work program to give businesses incentives to unemployed — $155m
  • Extending the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program for jobseekers — $180m
  • Extra $200m for the Works for Qld program, giving grants to councils for projects
  • $36m to attract new major events to Queensland

Infrastructure & mining:

Labor

  • Will veto any Federal Government loan to Adani
  • Queensland Made manufacturing policy, including modifying new trains in Maryborough — $150m
  • Linking Brisbane Live development to Cross River Rail project
  • $50m towards maintaining the Mount Isa to Townsville rail line

LNP

  • Better Bridges program to upgrade 11 infrastructure projects across the state — $80m
  • Setting up a company to build and upgrade dams — $160m for four years, $390m after that

Families & Communities:

Labor

  • Country racing clubs and prize money — $70m
  • Zillmere indoor sports complex - $5.5m

LNP

  • Free swimming lessons for babies and toddlers — $18m
  • Domestic violence support network and trial of disclosure scheme — $4.4m
  • Half price driver's licence fees for seniors — $42.5m

Electricity:

Labor

  • Installing solar panels and other energy efficient measures at 800 schools — $97m
  • Down payment on a solar thermal plant to supply baseload power — $50m

LNP

  • De-amalgamate generators, power company asset write down, and scrap renewables subsidies to save money on power bills — $645m

Law & order & Child Safety:

Labor

  • New specialist counter-terrorism team of 85 elite officers, complete with a new assistant commissioner — $54m

LNP

  • Trial youth curfew in Townsville for six months — $1.3m
  • Work with Commonwealth to stop child support going to parents with a child in youth detention
  • New police helicopter to be based in Townsville — $10m
  • Rapid Action Patrol police squad based in Cairns — $8.6m
  • Two new youth detention centres — $40m

Public Transport:

Labor

  • Half-price public transport for people with Department of Veterans Affairs white cards

LNP

  • Sunshine Coast Rail duplication between Beerburrum and Landsborough — $300m
  • Free off-peak travel for seniors — $72.7m

Schools:

Labor

  • Six new schools — $308m
  • 17 schools to be refurbished over four years — $235m
  • Expanding music, STEM, and reading programs — $15m
  • Redevelop and refurbish six TAFE campuses — $85m

LNP

  • Re-establish the Queensland Schools Planning Commission to advise on future needs of schools — $1.46m
  • School truancy plan — $4m

Tax Cuts:

LNP

  • Lift payroll tax threshold for businesses over a decade costing $100m for first four years

Health:

Labor

  • 3,500 new nurses, midwives, and nurse navigators — $167m
  • Redevelopment of Logan, Caboolture, and Ipswich hospitals — $679m
  • Measures to reduce waiting list for specialist appointments — $145m
  • Funding for drug and alcohol treatment services — $16.4m
  • New MRI scanner for Townsville Hospital

LNP

  • Ice rehab clinics for Toowoomba, Caloundra, Wide Bay, and Cairns — $52m
  • Establish a planning commission for new and replacement hospitals — $1.5m

Tourism:

Labor

  • Attract more direct flights and revamp resorts near Great Barrier Reef — $134m
  • Reward landholders and producers who reduce emissions and set up land restoration fund — $30m

LNP

  • Trial environmental benefit bonds program to pay private sector to fix environmental problems — $4m
  • Plant 3 million trees — $10.5m
  • Marketing campaigns and allocate money to more direct flights — $30m

Agriculture:

Labor

  • Will re-introduce crackdown on widespread land clearing
  • Rural development grants, wild dog funding, and agriculture export centre — $29m

LNP

  • $1,400 rebates to help farmers and irrigators with electricity costs — $75m

Roads:

Labor

  • M1 motorway including exit 57 upgrade, contributing to upgrades between Tugun and Varsity Lakes, and business case for improvements between Eight Miles Plains and Logan — $247m
  • Contribute $200m a year to set up a $1billion fund for Bruce Highway projects
  • Mount Lindesay Highway upgrades — $20m

LNP

  • Upgrades to M1 exits — $100m
  • Duplicate the M1 between Stapylton and Nerang — $250m
  • Sunshine Coast Hospital Link Road — $215m
  • Mount Lindesay Highway upgrades — $60m

 

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