17 Aug 2016 5:02 PMJann Stuckey

Currumbin MP Jann Stuckey has criticised Labor for being devoid of any sound plan for Queensland’s future during her reply to the state budget appropriation bill.

“The lack of direction or actions being taken by the Palaszczuk Government to sustain and grow our economy, to make us competitive and not allow us to fall to the bottom of the fiscal ladder in Australia is concerning,” said Ms Stuckey

“During recent Estimates hearings both the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills, and the minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services were exposed like rabbits caught in headlights, and were not across numerous elements of their portfolios.

“Labor is more concerned about watering down the LNP’s successful tough VLAD laws than tackling alcohol fuelled violence as evidenced by their decision to cut the budget for the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation by half, says Ms Stuckey.

“Under the Palaszczuk Government overcrowding in prisons continues to grow and fester.

“Police resources are needed for cross border issues, our crime-busting RAP was relocated to northern Coomera, and 3 key respected officers were removed in the process.

“These measures have undermined public confidence in the Palaszczuk Government further as they continue to fail Queenslanders and the Currumbin electorate.