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Mem­ber for Bur­nett Stephen Ben­nett high­lighted the LNP’s “Jobs of To­mor­row” pro­gram as part of its Strong Choices cam­paign when asked how he, and the LNP, would con­tinue to drive the lo­cal econ­omy. He said he re­mained “fully com­mit­ted to en­hanc­ing in­fra­struc­ture, in­dus­try and jobs” in the re­gion, and said Bund­aberg and Bur­nett re­gion would ben­e­fit from the plan. “More than 209,000 jobs will be cre­ated through­out the state in the next six years,” Mr Ben­nett said. “I’m par­tic­u­larly ex­cited by the $10 mil­lion Youth In­cen­tive an­nounce­ment, which will pro­vide a $2500 in­cen­tive for em­ploy­ers to take on 4000 new trainees across the state.” Mr Ben­nett high­lighted the re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion of the Bund­aberg Port as a big-ticket item that could ri­val Mr Love’s dream of an in­ter­na­tional ter­mi­nal. “We have com­mit­ted to $11 mil­lion to con­struct a new gas pipe­line,” Mr Ben­nett said. “It will mean more jobs for lo­cals and more op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal busi­nesses to grow, and of course sig­nif­i­cantly boost eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity at the Port.”

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