Queens­land La­bor does care about Cal­lide, just ask the peo­ple...

Central Telegraph - - NEWS -

AS THE ALP can­di­date for Cal­lide, I should like to re­ply to some points raised by the Lib­eral-Na­tional Party can­di­date.

He says a Ni­cholls gov­ern­ment will not sell Gov­ern­ment-owned cor­po­ra­tions.

Ni­cholls was the trea­surer of the Camp­bell Newman/Ni­cholls gov­ern­ment who could not man­age the econ­omy, and went to the last elec­tion to sell off the state’s power in­dus­try.

Be­cause of his in­com­pe­tence more than 14,000 public ser­vice work­ers were sacked or made re­dun­dant. Strip­ping fron­ti­line ser­vices work­ers, and try­ing to force them into un­ac­cept­able con­di­tions, cre­at­ing un­cer­tainty right across Queens­land.

Now he wants to be­come Pre­mier.

Qld La­bor has learned its les­son on as­set sales.

The les­son the LNP has still con­tin­ued to ig­nore. Go­ing to the Qld State Elec­tion and then in WA ear­lier this year and then NSW with this on the agenda. It’s sim­ple, the LNP led by Ni­cholls can­not be trusted.

As for the ‘La­bor Gov­ern­ment that has not de­liv­ered a High School for Cal­liope’ com­ment, the land that the LNP wanted to sell, and had put up for sale, that was ear­marked for Cal­liope High School, was in fact taken off the mar­ket by the Qld La­bor Gov­ern­ment.

The $60-mil­lion high school project has been ap­proved in the bud­get, and is go­ing to be built with first en­rol­ments to com­mence by 2020.

Thanks to the hard work and per­sis­tence by lo­cal com­mu­nity mem­bers, and the Qld La­bor Mem­ber for Glad­stone, Glenn Butcher.

Qld La­bor does care about Cal­lide and to name a few in the re­gion, just ask:

Than­g­ool Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice what they think of their new truck.

Moura Me­mo­rial Com­mit­tee of the sup­port they have re­ceived from the Qld Gov­ern­ment, and still LNP con­tin­ues to ig­nore.

Cal­liope State School how much they like the

$5.7 mil­lion for new class­rooms.

Not to for­get the many young peo­ple that have re­ceived a se­cure job through the Back To Work Pro­gram.

The Ba­nana Shire Coun­cil how happy they are to have re­ceived

$1.73 mil­lion through the Works for Qld Pro­gram, now be­ing able to build more path­ways, im­prove­ments to SES build­ings, a new play­ground for Cal­lide Dam, spray­ing more weeds like Willows, Parkin­so­nian, and Harissa Cac­tus. Dust seals for the beef road.

A de­mount­able skate park and ameni­ties for the Moura Wa­ter Treat­ment plant.

Cal­lide Power Sta­tion, how there $48.5-mil­lion overhaul is go­ing.

All the peo­ple who drive from Cal­liope to Biloela and see the re­place­ments of five tim­ber bridges at a cost of $40 mil­lion.

Just some of the fund­ing that Qld La­bor has de­liv­ered for Cal­lide. With many more to come if I am elected.

To talk to the peo­ple of Cal­lide, you would have the an­swer, ‘Who re­ally cares for Cal­lide’. — Dar­ren Black­wood ALP Can­di­date for Cal­lide

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