Issues not addressed
NEXT week the Queensland Parliament will be sitting for the fifth time in 2018 under the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s reduced sitting hours.
In the last month, Parliament has only managed to pass two pieces of legislation.
Meanwhile issues that Queenslanders want to see being dealt with, like rising electricity prices, busting congestion and infrastructure being built, continue to be delayed.
And with the State Budget being announced next week, there’s little chance that Bills before Parliament are going to get time in the spotlight any time soon.
Fewer hours in Parliament mean fewer hours that MPs have to fight for the needs of their communities.
When the reduced hours now in place were put to debate, only five minutes were allowed per MP to make their concerns known.
Only one hour in total was allowed for the session before hours were cut for the foreseeable future.
Less time to debate. Less time to act on the issues that Queenslanders want fixed. — Stephen Bennett LNP Member for Burnett