Lang­broek poised in event of La­bor fall

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - AN­THONY GAL­LOWAY

QUEENS­LAND’S shadow trea­surer John Paul Lang­broek said the Op­po­si­tion has an eco­nomic plan for North Queens­land in the event of the Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment fall­ing.

Only months since Townsville vot­ers booted its three LNP mem­bers out of their seats and helped in­stall a new La­bor Gov­ern­ment, Mr Lang­broek said his party was ready for gov­ern­ment while in the city yesterday.

He said the Op­po­si­tion’s A Real Eco­nomic Plan would help di­ver­sify North Queens­land’s econ­omy with new in­dus­tries in­clud­ing knowl­edge- based in­dus­tries and man­u­fac­tur­ing.

“Putting our ef­forts into these pri­or­ity ar­eas means we can de­liver the jobs our com­mu­nity needs and also cap­i­talise on the shift to­wards ser­vices and knowl­edge- based in­dus­tries,” Mr Lang­broek said.

“There’s also world- lead­ing re­search into trop­i­cal health, medicine and biotech­nol­ogy ... we want to be able to take that to the world.”

Shadow min­is­ter for state de­vel­op­ment and north­ern de­vel­op­ment An­drew Cripps said the LNP’s plan in­cluded im­por­tant com­mit­ments for re­gional com­mu­ni­ties around the state.

“An LNP gov­ern­ment would main­tain and en­hance the Roy­al­ties for the Re­gions pro­gram with a set per­cent­age of funds to be di­rected back into each re­source area,” Mr Cripps said.

John Paul Lang­broek.

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