Change government to get tourism back on track

11 Nov 2011 2:13 PMJann Stuckey

11 November 2011

THE Bligh government’s tourism ‘discussion paper’ was an insult to the industry, the LNP said today.

LNP Shadow Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey said after 20 years in government, Labor should be doing a whole lot more than just releasing a ‘discussion paper’.

“Minister Jan Jarratt is going to have to do better if she expects to be re-elected than release a bland discussion paper and spruik non-existent cheap resort deals,” Ms Stuckey said.

“After 20 years in power and 20 years of running the tourism industry into the ground, Labor doesn’t deserve another term in government.

“We hear nothing but spin from Labor when it comes to tourism.

“Only the LNP is committed to growing a four-pillar economy, of which tourism is a key industry, and the only way to reinvigorate tourism is to change the government.”

Ms Stuckey said that after 20 years, the best that Labor could do was put out another ‘discussion paper’.

“Tourism is doing it tough and it needs answers and action, not more navel gazing.”

Ms Stuckey said the LNP would be releasing its practical tourism strategy very soon.

“Over-regulation and high costs have scared off new investment in Queensland, so we’ll be focussing on fully-costed, commonsense policies to help tourism get back on track.

“The LNP will grow a four-pillar economy,” she said.

Media contact: Jann Stuckey 0439 755 919