The 2016 state budget is a disappointment to the Queensland community as a whole with cuts to infrastructure spending and key services. It really is a budget of broken promises propped up by raids on public servants superannuation and increased taxes. Despite the rhetoric, there is no focus on jobs and absolutely no chance of the Queensland debt decreasing. And for us locally, well, it’s almost like we don’t exist. There is no investment in the things we need – like the North Coast rail duplication and the Bruce Highway. We desperately need more trains and more lanes but we get neither. What we get instead is a ‘planning session’ and a ‘community review’. After all the talking, there will still be no more trains, just another business case – something that’s been done again and again. Labor said they could deliver infrastructure without leasing assets, raising taxes or cutting services. We now see that for the lie that it was.