Langbroek poised in event of Labor fall
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.