Policy Announcements - Tim Mander MP for Everton, Brisbane, Australia

POLICY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Honouring Our Veterans

An LNP Government will provide improved services, more opportunities and stronger representation for our retired servicemen and servicewomen as part of our plan to build a better Queensland.

Queensland is home to almost 50,000 veterans, more than any other state in Australia. An LNP Government will build stronger families and safe and liveable communities by helping veterans in five key ways:

  1. We will appoint a Minister for Veterans' Affairs
  2. We will commit to a public service veterans target to increase the number of ex-ADF personnel working in the public service
  3. We will appoint a senior representative in the public service as the Veterans Champion
  4. We will also create a $2 million Veterans Transition Grants Program, for ex-service and defence welfare organisations
  5. We will make the Queensland Veterans' Advisory Council a permanent fixture.

The LNP believes Queenslanders should be leading Australia in this area and that's why we're committed to doing more through the Honouring Our Veterans policy.

Read more here.

 


Securing Townsville's Water Future

An LNP Government will upgrade the Haughton Channel and duplicate the Ross River Dam pipeline to improve Townsville's water security.

In government, the LNP implemented a 30-year water strategy to develop a water sector supporting productivity, economic growth, strong communities and a natural environment that is valued.

Labor has consistently cut the state infrastructure budget, including in the Townsville region. This not only means fewer jobs for locals, it means that important projects, such as the Haughton Pipeline upgrade, have been delayed.

The LNP will call for expressions of interest for construction contractors within 100 days of an LNP Government.

Townsville has already waited too long to get the water security the region deserves. Only the LNP will deliver the infrastructure needed to build a better Queensland.

Read more here.

 


Stopping Tow Truck Rip-Offs

The LNP will introduce laws to stop dodgy tow truck companies from ripping off motorists.

There are no laws which stop motorists from being ripped off when towed from private property. Unfortunately, some tow truck operators are exploiting this loophole to charge exorbinant towing fees of more than $600 and punitive storage fees, with no limits on how far they can tow your car.

In government, the LNP acted to weed out bad characters in the tow truck industry. The Palaszczuk Labor Government wound back these laws with no real alternative.

The LNP have listened to concerned motorists, planned and will act.

Read more here.

 


Car Rego Fairness Pledge

An LNP Government will make sure future car registration increases are fair and affordable for families.

For two years in a row, Labor have increased family car rego by 3.5% - more than twice the inflation rate. They are treating motorists like cash cows because they can't sustainably manage the budget.

The LNP has a strong track record of delivering cost of living relief for motorists. In 2012 we froze car registration on the family car for three years.

An LNP Government will put an end to Labor's unfair cost hikes and ensure any increases to family car rego are capped at the inflation rate.

Read more here.

 


Brisbane Entertainment and Education Precinct

An LNP Government will make Brisbane a more attractive investment and tourist location by facilitating a new entertainment and education precinct.

Queensland is crying out for innovative, private sector-led proposals like B.E.E.P. Under Labor these projects have stalled. Labor's Market-Led Proposals framework has delivered just one project in two years and boasts a success rate of less than one per cent.

In goverment, the LNP worked with the private sector to deliver important, transformative projects. Working with the private sector, government can unlock value and deliver a new experiance and asset base for Queenslanders which generates more economic investment, activity and most importantly up to 7,750 jobs.

Read more here.

 


Protecting Frontline Emergency Workers

An LNP Government will stand up for the safety of our hard-working frontline emergency services workers such as police, paramedics and firefighters.

The increasing number of violent incidents is a real concern and it's clear that strong action is needed to protect those who protect us. Labor's softly, softly approach is failing frontline emergency workers.

An LNP Government will follow the lead of other states and territories and introduce minimum penalties for serious assaults on our frontline emergency services workers.

Read more here.

 


People Before Crocs

An LNP Government will deliver a common sense, proactive crocodile management plan which focuses on public safety and the long-term sustainability of crocodile populations.

Labor's crocodile management policy is widely regarded as being too soft and slow.

In government, the LNP implemented a crocodile management policy modelled on the Northern Territory's successful three-tiered approach. It was initiated in 2012-13 by developing pilot Crocodile Management Plans for the Cairns, Townsville, Hinchinbrook and Cassowary Coast local government areas - where crocodiles appear to be increasing, leading to rising crocodile-human interactions.

Read more here.

 


Integrated Resort Developments

Within the first 100 days of an LNP Government we will call for Registrations of Interest for up to two regional casino licences to attract jobs and investment into regional Queensland.

The Regional Integrated Resort Development process started by the LNP has hopelessly stalled under Labor. Queensland is stagnating, the community is crying out for leadership and we have a government stuck in neutral.

The LNP's Integrated Resort Developments policy for regional Queensland will build a better tourism industry and create thousands of construction and tourism jobs.

Read more here.

 


Cutting Red Tape

An LNP Government will get out of the way of Queensland businesses, so they can focus on creating jobs and employing more Queenslanders.

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has made it harder to do business by increasing red tape and regulation.

An LNP Government will again commit to a 20 per cent red tape reduction target over six years. This is about ensuring businesses are focussed on employing more Queenslanders and not on bureaucratic red tape.

Read more here.

 


Public Service of Excellence

An LNP Government will build a more engaged and experienced public service that delivers better outcomes for Queenslanders.

The LNP is focused on streamlining processes and ensuring public servants spend less time dealing with bureaucratic red tape and can spend more time delivering outcomes for Queenslanders.

Read more here.

 


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