Policy Announcements - Tim Mander MP for Everton, Brisbane, Australia

POLICY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fairer Gun Laws with Proper Consultation

An LNP Government will put community safety first, by focusing on compliance and evidence based firearms policy with proper consultation.

Labor have treated licensed firearm owners like criminals, they have signifcantly watered down strong laws and strong penalties for criminal gangs who peddle drugs to our kids and trade in illegal weapons, money and extortion.

Labor's priorities are completely wrong.

In government, the LNP had a strong record of recognising the rights of law abiding firearm owners, with an increased focus on criminality and non-compliance.

An LNP Government will respect the rights of law abiding firearm owners - people who do the right thing, with a focus on getting back to basics.

Read more here.

 


Buy Local

An LNP Government will create more local jobs through a real 'Buy Local' procurement policy.

Labor has failed to support Queensland small businesses, with countless examples of government contracts being awarded to interstate and overseas companies.

An LNP Government will put Queensland businesses and local jobs first by making the current procurement system work better for Queensland.

We'll take the lead on buying locally to support Queensland businesses, local suppliers and local jobs with our Buy Local Price Match Guarantee Policy.

Read more here.

 


SEQ Alternative Routes Study

An LNP Government will investigate alternative routes for the southeast's congested arterial roads.

Congestion in southeast Queensland is worsening and Annastacia Palaszczuk has no plan to fix it.

An LNP Government will investigate alternative routes for SEQ's major arterial roads such as the Pacific Motorway, Centenary Motorway and Bruce Highway.

A comprehensive audit of existing road corridors hasn't been done in the last decade. The LNP will take a leadership role and work with local councils on an audit to tackle the congestion currently choking SEQ. Many local governments have plans for alternative routes but a holistic regional plan is required.

Our real solution is needed to address growing congestion issues in the southeast.

Read more here.

 


DELIVERED - Plastic Bag Free Queensland

The LNP led the way and delivered a scheme to end single-use plastic bags in Queensland.

On average a single-use plastic bag is used for just 12 minutes but takes up to 1000 years to fully decompose. Australians use over 5 billion plastic bags every year, 1 billion of those right here in Queensland.

The LNP is genuine about improving our environment. Our policy on single-use plastic bags is a clear and important commitment to keeping Queensland beautiful. It follows our policy which delivered a Container Deposit Scheme, which will cut pollution and create hundreds of jobs in Queensland's recycling sector.

Read more here.

 


DELIVERED - Container Deposit Scheme

The LNP led the way and delivered a Container Deposit Scheme to clean up Queensland and better protect our environment.

The Container Deposit Scheme will not only reduce litter and clean up our environment but also has the potential to create hundreds of jobs in Queensland's recycling sector.

The LNP is committed to cleaning-up Queensland and better protecting our unique environment, not just for the health of our plants and wildlife, but also for the enjoyment of the growing number of tourists to our great state.

Read more here.

 


Electricity Executive Bonus Freeze

An LNP Government will freeze executive bonuses at Queensland's government energy businesses until electricity prices decrease to give families and businesses a fair go.

The LNP understands that families can't continue to face skyrocketing electricity prices. Enough is enough. It's time families were given a fair go.

Under Annastacia Palaszczuk's watch, some government energy company executives are earning over $900,000 a year, and have recieved bonuses of more than $100,000.

In line with the LNP's energy policy to provide affordable and reliable electricity, we will set performance targets to reduce electricity prices and maintain reliability. Unless these price-lowering and reliability targets are met, executive bonuses will be frozen.

This action will provide long-term and sustainable downward pressure on electricity prices. The LNP is aligning the focus of government businesses with our energy policy - to reduce costs for Queensland families.

Read more here.

 


Powering Renewable Energy

An LNP Government will implement a five-point plan to make sure Queensland gets its fair share of renewable energy investment.

An economy can't grow while weighed down by high costs and one of the biggest costs is electricity.

Labor's extreme 50 per cent renewable energy target in Queensland will mean higher prices and we won't stand for it.

Under Labor, Queenslanders currently pay more for 'green' energy schemes than any other state yet we have the lowest amount of renewable energy.

The LNP's energy policy will deliver affordable and reliable electricity.

Read more here.

 


Ministerial Council on Infrastructure Bidding Costs

AN LNP Government will reduce infrastructure costs by tackling red tape with a Ministerial Council on Infrastructure Bidding Costs. Bidding cost savings will be re-invested into more and better infrastructure.

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has cut the LNP's infrastructure budget and is now spending almost $3 billion less a year on infrastructure projects. Not only is less infrastructure being built by Labor, they have no plan to tackle bidding costs either.

An LNP Government will establish a Ministerial Council on Infrastructure Bidding Costs within the first 100 days of Government.

Read more here.

 


SEQ Very Fast Train

Congestion in southeast Queensland is worsening and Annastacia Palaszczuk has no plan to fix it. Queenslanders are sitting in growing traffic and Labor's Rail Fail means more commuters are returning to their cars because they don't know whether the train will turn up.

The LNP has a strong track record of building the congestion-busting infrastructure we need.

An LNP Government will progress a business case for a SEQ Very Fast Train network linking the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay.

This proposal will open up new employment opportunities, enable Queenslanders to move to regional centres while still commuting to the capital and ease crippling congestion.

Read more here.

 


Getting Tough on Young Offenders

The LNP acts and listens to the community, which is why we introduced stronger youth justice laws in 2014, that have since been scrapped by Labor.

An LNP Government will introduce tougher laws to ensure that young offenders who are convicted of a crime are held accountable for their actions, including:

  • Re-introducing 'breach of bail' as an offence for young offenders
  • Introducing a new community payback scheme for young offenders who are convicted of unlawful entry or car theft/hooning offences so that they are required to undertake mandatory community service orders upon their first offence as a minimum
  • Removing the principle of detention as a last resort for repeat offenders upon their second offence
  • Re-instating a 'name and shame three strikes' policy upon their third offence
  • Providing the Court with the ability to restrict a young person's eligibility for a driver's licence if they have been convicted of certain car theft or hooning offences.

Read more here.

 


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