Labor is failing to train Queenslanders for work

New national data released this week showed the Palaszczuk Labor Government is failing to provide the training Queenslanders need. LNP Shadow Training and Skills Development Minister, Fiona Simpson, said new data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research revealed that over 66,000 fewer Queenslanders were in some form of training in 2017. “These figures…

Anti-God police over-reach in State schools

Education Minister Kate Jones has given into the Anti-God Police by endorsing a radical policy to ban school children from talking about their faith at State schools. “This is a huge over-reach by the Anti-God police. This new policy doesn't protect children, it makes them vulnerable to being punished by the school for simple acts…

Queensland Labor must show indigenous programs working

The LNP has called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to set and measure key performance indicators for taxpayer-funded indigenous programs aimed at Closing the Gap in Queensland. A new report by The Centre for Independent Studies* has revealed that despite costing millions of dollars, less than 10 per cent of State Government Aboriginal and Torres…

Simpson goes trucking in Queensland

Shadow Minister for Main Roads Fiona Simpson has been hitching rides with truckies through some of the highways and byways of this great State this year to see these roads first-hand and hear from those who travel them the most. Speaking in Parliament today, Ms Simpson reported to the House what she has seen over…

Call for major roads funding ahead of Labor Budget

The community campaign to upgrade Cleveland Redland Bay Road continues to gain traction with a call by Shadow Minister for Main Roads Fiona Simpson and State Member for Redlands Matt McEachan for vital funding ahead of Labor’s State Budget next week. The Shadow Minister visited the electorate to experience firsthand the congestion and traffic Redlanders…

Trucking the Bruce Highway

Shadow Minister for Main Roads Fiona Simpson will today begin a journey down the Bruce Highway to hear and see first-hand what is needed for this important piece of infrastructure. Ms Simpson will grab a ride with different trucking companies as they go about their normal business of moving freight the length and breadth of…

LNP supports National Road Safety Week

Queenslanders are being urged to keep the conversation going about road safety during the 2015 Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week. Shadow Minister for Local Government and Main Roads, Community Recovery and Resilience Fiona Simpson said the week runs from 3 to10 May and should act as a reminder for all drivers to be vigilant…

Police given strong powers to ensure Safe Nights Out

Queenslanders will enjoy safer nights out this Christmas after police were given greater powers to prevent street violence under the Newman LNP Government’s Safe Night Out Strategy. Police Minister Jack Dempsey said that from this weekend police could automatically breathalyse and drug test any person who commits a serious assault offence in a public place.…

Queensland schools open doors to communities

Queensland schools will be empowered to create closer ties with their local communities, under a revamped initiative to promote the use of school facilities. Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek and Member for Cook David Kempton said students, schools and locals would benefit from greater flexibility to form partnerships that benefitted the whole…