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…

Queensland apprentices on pathway to success

Thousands of young Queenslanders will have more opportunity to get a job thanks to an innovative Queensland Government plan that gives employers an incentive to take on a school-based apprentice. Premier Campbell Newman and Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek said there were many benefits to taking on a trade, both for students and…

More domestic violence help is only a call away

Queensland women and families affected by domestic violence will have better access to specialist advice and support over the phone. Communities Minister Tracy Davis said the Newman Government was continuing to revitalise frontline services and keep Queenslanders safe by providing an additional $100,000 to DVConnect to extend domestic violence support and counselling through its Womensline…

Health reforms put patient first in Oz first plan

MORE Sunshine Coast residents are getting their surgery on time – and appointments – under the LNP Government – and now will receive Australia’s first statewide surgery guarantee The State LNP Government today announced that local patients in the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service will soon receive a guarantee to have their elective (non-emergency) surgery on…

Historic agreements bring jobs to Queensland

Future generations of Queenslanders will benefit from more jobs, improved schools and better hospitals and roads as the result of an announcement that the Newman LNP Government will invest in infrastructure in the Galilee Basin. Premier Campbell Newman said that the State Government would work with resource companies to make strategic investments that could create…