I am encouraging Everton residents to get involved and have their say about the State’s debt reduction strategy as part of the Strong Choices discussion.
The interactive People’s Budget website tool is the next step in continuing the conversation with Queenslanders on the Strong Choices we face to secure our future and pay down the $80 billion in debt accumulated over the last ten years.
The Government will take into account submissions when formulating a Draft Strong Choices Plan to be tabled in Queensland Parliament at the next State Budget, on June 3, 2014.
Queenslanders have until Monday 19 May to go online at www.StrongChoices.qld.gov.au, to use the People’s Budget tool and make a submission.
To read the Treasurer's statement about the Strong Choices Community Forums, click here.
More than 60,000 residents of retirement villages and manufactured home parks now have access to a new service to help them understand their rights.
In a Queensland first, the Park and Village Information Link program will provide free legal advice on rights and responsibilities under the Retirement Villages Act 1999 and the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003.
Caxton Legal Centre will be providing this service, as they are a Queensland-based not-for-profit which specialises in legal matters relating to older people’s welfare.
Residents can contact Caxton Legal Centre on 3214 6333 or visit their website – www.caxton.org.au.for useful information and contacts.
There are just under two weeks left to provide feedback on the Government’s Safe Night Out Strategy.
The Strategy and the feedback form can be found at https://