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Powell Media Release – Palaszczuk’s priorities leading to Queensland’s economic ruin

14th September 2018

The Palaszczuk Labor Government’s $9 billion infrastructure underspend over the past three years has led to Queensland recording the combined worst economic growth and unemployment rates in the country.

In an address to the Queensland Infrastructure Summit today, LNP Shadow Infrastructure Minister Andrew Powell has painted a stark contrast facing Queenslanders.

“We can no longer afford a Premier who takes her orders from a militant union and not from Queenslanders,” Mr Powell said.

“Across the board Queenslanders are hurting from Labor’s neglect in infrastructure spending.

“In health we’ve seen a return of ambulance ramping, in correctional services we’ve seen our prisons reach breaking point and in transport we’ve seen the worst congestion ever recorded in Queensland’s history.

“I don’t want to see my kids having to leave Queensland because the sunshine state we know and love, has been turned into a gridlocked, irritated, underserviced, oversubscribed hothouse.

“A Deb Frecklington led LNP Government will make sure we catch up, plan and build for the future.

“Queensland needs more than just one major project in the Deputy Premier’s electorate of South Brisbane – Labor needs to match the LNP’s Economic Plan.*

LNP’s Economic Plan includes:
• Begin work on the Second M1
• Duplicate the Sunshine Coast rail line
• Deliver major upgrades to the current M1 and Bruce Highway
• Get Nullinga Dam, Urannah Dam and raising the Burdekin Falls Dam shovel ready
• Deliver the Rockwood Weir
• Invest in alternative transport corridors acorss South East Queensland


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