IF elected, we will invest more into roads including the Willowbank interchange on the Cunningham Hwy, fund upgrades to facilities at North Ipswich Reserve, and provide additional funding to finalise stage one of the Ipswich Showgrounds upgrade, which includes a convention and emergency evacuation centre.
■ Farming sustainability
WE will establish a Dairy Commissioner and task the ACCC with investigating the viability milk floor price. Labor will help farmers build defences to drought, review water rule restrictions, and secure the funding of a Primary Industries Education Foundation so Australian kids are taught where there food comes from, and the importance of farming to the economy.
■ Inland Rail
LABOR has committed to conduct an independent inquiry into the Inland Rail project. We will have public hearings about the route selection and processes. This will provide an opportunity for rural land owners to have their concerns be properly investigated. Labor wants to get the project right so we can maximise rail freight and reduce the number of freight vehicles on the road.
AS the population grows, so too does the need to properly invest in jobs, health, education and infrastructure. We’re committed to reversing cuts to state schools, providing $29.4 million in funding for Blair schools. We’ll properly fund hospitals with a $2.8 billion Better Hospitals Fund which includes $45 million to blitz waiting lists.