Buy lo­cal pol­icy

Central Queensland News - - YOUR SAY - — Tim Ni­cholls, MP, Leader of the Op­po­si­tion — Mark Ryan, Po­lice Min­is­ter

LA­BOR’S Cur­tis Pitt has a hide to crit­i­cise the LNP’s Buy Lo­cal pol­icy.

La­bor’s pol­icy puts thou­sands of Queens­land jobs at risk by jeop­ar­dis­ing our $68 bil­lion trade in­dus­try.

Last year Queens­land lost 30,000 jobs – Queens­land’s worst year on record.

Con­trast that with the LNP’s Buy Lo­cal plan, based on a Price Match Guar­an­tee for small and medium sized busi­nesses.

If a lo­cal busi­ness that’s head­quar­tered in Queens­land and has a work­force in the project area matches the low­est bid…they’ll get the job.

Our Buy Lo­cal pol­icy will not only pri­ori­tise lo­cal jobs but also give hard work­ing Queens­land tax­pay­ers best bang for buck.

The LNP’s Buy Lo­cal will cover 99% of small to medium en­ter­prises across Queens­land.

The LNP is putting Queens­land jobs, busi­nesses and tax­pay­ers first.

We want to see more lo­cal jobs by giv­ing lo­cal busi­nesses a hand up, not a hand out.

The LNP won’t stand by and watch Queens­land jobs be put at risk by this do-noth­ing Palaszczuk La­bor govern­ment.

Only the LNP has a true Buy Lo­cal plan to cre­ate jobs for Queens­lan­ders. re­mov­ing the gen­uine rea­sons cri­te­ria for cer­tain licence re-ap­pli­ca­tions for Cat­e­gory H con­ceal­able hand­guns.

Tim Ni­cholls now has to come clean.

Is he weakening our gun laws as part of a pref­er­ence deal he has done with One Na­tion?

In­sult­ingly, the LNP has also im­plied in its pol­icy that the QPS Weapons Li­cens­ing Branch has not been com­ply­ing with the law.

Such al­le­ga­tions are of­fen­sive to our hard work­ing po­lice of­fi­cers and the LNP should im­me­di­ately with­draw these out­ra­geous claims.

What con­cerns me is that the LNP is re­fus­ing to com­mit to the NFA.

John Howard’s brave adop­tion of the NFA fol­low­ing the Port Arthur mas­sacre 20 years ago was the right thing to do – our na­tion is safer – Queens­land is safer.

In the 18 years be­tween 1979 and 1996, there were 13 fatal mass shoot­ing in­ci­dents in Aus­tralia.

These in­ci­dents re­sulted in a to­tal of 104 deaths, with at least an­other 52 peo­ple in­jured.

There have been no fatal mass shoot­ing in­ci­dents in Aus­tralia since the in­tro­duc­tion of the Na­tional Firearms Agree­ment and the ini­tial gun buy­back in 1996 and 1997.

The LNP must com­mit to the NFA or ad­mit it is be­tray­ing John Howard’s legacy for cheap One Na­tion votes. CHIARA Spic­cia went to her very first gym­nas­tics Ju­nior State Cham­pi­onships in Bris­bane, com­pet­ing at Level 4 in the un­der-11s.

The de­ter­mined gym­nast re­ceived noth­ing less than high scores.

Af­ter her huge ef­forts in the com­pe­ti­tion, her con­grat­u­la­tions were con­tin­ued on­line by our Face­book read­ers.

Bianca Mar­coni: Good on you Chiara!!!

Peita Ward: Well done Chiara.

Ka­t­rina Fran­cisco: done. Well

THE dri­est run in 15 years left the coun­cil seek­ing the re­gion to be drought-de­clared, which brought the sym­pa­thy of our on­line read­ers. Paul Mackay: That is not good.

OUR post on miss­ing per­son, Blair Delforce brought the strong sup­port of our Face­book read­ers.

The post re­ceived 75 shares and more than 10 likes, help­ing to raise aware­ness in the com­mu­nity.

PHOTO: EMMA PRID­DLE

LEARN­ING YOUNG: Emma Prid­dle took this photo of the kids help­ing with the 2017 chickpea har­vest. It was a tough de­ci­sion to pick the Photo of the Week, head to our Face­book page to see all the other great pho­tos from this week.

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