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