LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has once again committed to Queenslanders she won’t introduce any new taxes, if elected Premier in October 2020.
In her seventh trip to Bundaberg since elected as Opposition Leader, Ms Frecklington said Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has refused to rule out introducing new or higher taxes.
“I’ve repeatedly said there will be no new taxes under an LNP Government,” Ms Frecklington said.
“Nine new or higher taxes have been introduced by Annastacia Palaszczuk and it’s hurting small businesses and families across the Wide Bay.
“Today, I look forward to talking to locals about my plan for Queensland.
“This includes no new taxes, lower cost of living pressures, introduce competition to drive down power bills, air condition every state school classroom, bust congestion and better local health services.
“I will meet with the Bundaberg Chamber of Commerce, Bundaberg Regional Council, CQU and local business owners to discuss how we can get Queensland back on the right path.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk can’t be trusted to create jobs or rule out any new taxes.
“When Labor run out or money, they come after yours.
“Last week’s budget was full of higher taxes, more debt, less jobs and less infrastructure.
“Bundaberg residents have been demanding a new hospital but there is no funding, no location or no timeline.”
LNP Member for Bundaberg David Batt said Annastacia Palaszczuk’s priorities are all wrong.
“There was no mention of a new hospital in the Budget last week, other than a continuation of the master plan,” Mr Batt said.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk is out of touch and has completely turned her back on the people of the Bundaberg.”
LNP Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett said the Palaszczuk Labor Government is anti-regions and anti-jobs.
“More than $463 Million has been cut from infrastructure spending in the Wide Bay from the 2014/15 Budget to last week’s Budget,” Mr Bennett said.
“It’s no wonder our unemployment is at 7.5%, which is well above the National and Queensland rate" she said.