Teen gang violence must be stopped

Disturbing reports of two more sickening and brazen daylight attacks allegedly carried out by young people in Maroochydore has sparked calls for stronger intervention and more resources to crack down on youth crime. Member for Maroochydore was speaking in response to reports of two separate attacks on 15 year old girls by a group of…

Labor cuts to Police budget wrong priorities

The Palasczcuk Labor Government has cut the police budget by about $80million in the last two budgets at a time when our population on the Sunshine Coast and in Queensland is booming. Meanwhile, the Premier and her ministers have blown their travel and staff budgets by about $1million. The State Government’s priorities are wrong. In…

Small business shouldn’t be Govt’s Bank

I exposed Labor’s hypocrisy for calling on business to pay their bills on time when they aren’t leading by example. Many Queensland Government departments still have unacceptably high rates of late payments to their suppliers, many of whom are small business. The Department of Education paid 17.2% of its bills late and for the Department…

Vocational Training on Labor-induced life Support

New data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research* released today has uncovered the carnage Labor has wreaked on Queensland’s vocational training industry. Under the Palaszczuk Labor Government, program completion rates at TAFE and other government providers have decreased 42% since 2014. Compared with the LNP Government there are now 16,375 fewer Queenslanders per…