Labor budget ignores Gold Coast

14 Jul 2015 12:01 PMJann Stuckey

The southern Gold Coast out will miss out on vital funding after the Palaszczuk Labor Government revealed no new projects or funding.

Local MP Jann Stuckey said that the Currumbin community is now worse off as a result of rookie Treasurer Curtis Pitt making it up as he goes along, trying to plug the black hole left after years of Labor rule.

“It is shameful that Labor have axed the fully budgeted $450,000 grant for the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Hospital,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The LNP commitment to the Wildlife Hospital would have assisted their treatment of 8,000 injured wildlife annually.

“Rather than honour this commitment Labor have turned their back yet again on this important community service.

“Families across the Gold Coast are missing out new projects because Labor is playing revenge politics on a region that elected no Labor MP’s in the last election,” Ms Stuckey said.

Ms Stuckey said the budget was disappointing and while Labor does not have a plan, the LNP has           A Real Plan for Queensland’s Economy.

“An LNP Government would continue the work we started in restoring business confidence by reducing red tape for small businesses and further increasing the payroll tax threshold to help               keep costs lower.

“We want to see the small business sector, which represents more than 95 per cent of all Queensland businesses, able to grow and create jobs.”

Shadow Treasurer John-Paul Langbroek said families throughout Currumbin and across Queensland constantly raised the cost of living as one of their major concerns and, unlike Labor, the LNP was listening.

“One of Labor’s first acts in government was to hike up registration on the family car by 3.5 per cent, compared to the LNP’s record of freezing registration costs for three years,” he said.

“Under our plan, all Cabinet decisions would include a Cost of Living impact statement to ensure the impacts of these decisions on Queensland families is fully understood.”

“This budget proves that Labor has no plan for jobs, no plan for growth, no plan to improve business confidence and no plan to avoid the debt and deficits disaster they left Queensland last time,” Mr Langbroek said.

“Only the LNP has an experienced team and a real plan to grow jobs.

[ENDS] 14 July 2015