Junk food will earn ex­tra rev­enue for schools in Queens­land

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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.

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