Axed SES cadets wrong

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - LETTERS -

THE de­ci­sion by the New­man Gov­ern­ment to scrap the SES cadet pro­gram high­lights the LNP’s twisted pri­or­i­ties.

The scheme cost $1.2 mil­lion and ben­e­fited young peo­ple in dozens of cen­tres around our state.

The LNP’s first State Bud­get cut funds for SES cadets but also con­tained al­most three times that amount - $3.5 mil­lion - just to start plan­ning for the Premier’s new but un­nec­es­sary ex­ec­u­tive build­ing in the Bris­bane CBD.

I think that puts into per­spec­tive the New­man Gov­ern­ment’s pri­or­i­ties.

As usual LNP MPs have again failed to ex­plain why their Gov­ern­ment is more in­ter­ested in a flash new of­fice in Bris­bane and is fail­ing to sup­port young peo­ple in re­gional ar­eas and the com­mu­ni­ties that ul­ti­mately ben­e­fit from the cadet scheme in times of need.

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