Junk food will earn extra revenue for schools in Queensland
FAST food outlets could soon be seen in schools across the state under the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s secret economic plan for Queensland.
Shadow Education Minister Tim Mander said Labor’s secret plan, which includes 57 election commitments, would encourage fast food outlets to advertise and use school facilities to give Queensland schools the chance to earn extra revenue.
“It’s bad enough Labor is planning to tax state schools, but this secret proposal gives fast food outlets the potential to use schools to drive their brands,” Mr Mander said.
Queensland is facing an obesity state of emergency and I doubt parents would be too pleased with the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s plans.
With so many fast food outlets already in walking distance of Queensland state schools, this secret plan is just giving these outlets the opportunity to infiltrate schools with advertising.
“What’s next; fast food at the school tuckshop?” he said.
Mr Mander said the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s secret economic plan, which included existing government programs, Labor’s own election commitments and proposed new initiatives, was proof Labor was so desperate it was making it up as they went.
“This government has had eight months to get its act together and release its economic plan for Queensland, but they’re still scrambling together a plan,” he said.
The Premier has denied this secret plan is her plan. If this isn’t the real plan then where is her government’s plan?
“The Palaszczuk Labor Government promised at the 2015 election to take Queensland forward, but they’re really holding Queensland back.
“Queenslanders didn’t vote for this,” he said.