Have your say on Mt Coolum Management Plan 

THE VOICES of more than a 1000 people who signed a petition calling on the State Government to put toilets at Mt Coolum National Park have been sidelined by the State Government which rejected its responsibility for the facilities when releasing the much anticipated new draft management plan two years late. Member for Maroochydore Fiona…

Labor fails Queensland VET students

In damning new data released today by the National Productivity Commission, Queensland students in VET training have dropped by 33,700 from 2015 to 2017. Alarmingly, Queensland was the only mainland state in the nation to experience a decline in training numbers. LNP Skills and Training spokeswoman Fiona Simpson slammed the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s failure to…

Spend on skills training not golden handshakes

Apprenticeship and training completion rates have dropped by nearly 40 per cent across four years under Palaszczuk and Labor while TAFE Queensland is splurging millions on Commonwealth Games tickets, hospitality expenses, international travel and golden handshakes. READ MORE: I’m concerned that the Palaszczuk Labor Government has its priorities all wrong. Queensland has the highest unemployment…

Seafood labelling shake-up on LNP menu

The LNP is getting behind the Queensland seafood industry with a new labelling policy that will promote local jobs and give consumers greater choice. Leader Deb Frecklington has today revealed, if elected in 2020, the LNP would change legislation in Queensland so that any business selling seafood for immediate consumption had to identify where the…

TAFE cash splurge as Queensland training rates dive

TAFE Queensland has splurged more than $100,000 on ‘brand research’ while Queensland training rates continue to plummet*. New data released yesterday by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research also revealed training cancellations were up, completions were down and fewer Queenslanders were in training compared to last year**. LNP Shadow Minister for Skills and Training…