Fire load reduction forgotten in CQ Bushfire Recovery Plan

The release of the Central Queensland Bushfires Recovery Plan 2018-21 is yet another shiny brochure which ignores the hard facts on bushfire management in the state.

LNP Shadow Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Lachlan Millar pointed to the document as further proof that this Brisbane-centric Labor Government was out of touch with rural and regional Queenslanders when it came to preparing and recovering from bushfires.

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Kindy Cuts Inclusion In The Bush

Changes to kindergarten funding for vulnerable children and children with additional needs were announced on August 1, 2019 and are completely unacceptable, according to Member for Gregory, Lachlan Millar MP.

“It is unheard of to cut funding two-thirds of the way through a school year. To do so in a way that leaves community kindies to raise tens of thousands of dollars to cover the shortfall or to exclude the children most needing their service is simply disgusting,” said Mr Millar.

Kindergartens in the Central Highlands were informed last week that the Queensland Government had changed the basis on which eligible children receive funding under the Kindergaten Inclusion Subsidy Scheme (KISS).

In a surprise decision KISS funding was changed from August 1, 2019 from a child-centred model to a capped “service” model.

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MINISTER LEAVES REMOTE FAMILIES STRUGGLING TO SCHOOL

Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar MP has lashed out at the Palaszczuk Government for callously disregarding the plight of remote children whose families are struggling to keep them at boarding school due to the impact of drought and floods.

Mr Millar had asked Minister Grace Grace in a Question on Notice to increase the living away from home allowances paid to remote families to help fund the education of children who have no school to attend.

“Let’s be clear. This is only paid to those families who live to far from a school that they physically cannot attend school. It has always been an equity measure to ensure equal access to education for every Queensland child,” said Mr Millar.

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Information on Community Recovery: Financial Assistance and Support Services

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Congratulations to all the successful Gregory clubs who will be receiving a grant under Round 98 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grants

Congratulations to all the successful Gregory clubs who will be receiving a grant under Round 98 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grants. What a great start to your year.

Round 99 has closed but the recipients have not yet been announced – fingers crossed for everyone who applied.

If you belong to a community or sporting group who are raising funds for a particular goal, think about applying for a grant in Round 100.

 

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Labor must release secret marine rescue review

The state's boating community is calling for transparency following media reports today detailing findings of the long-awaited secret Blue Water Review into Queensland marine rescue operations.

Liberal National Party Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Lachlan Millar called on Labor Minister Craig Crawford to publicly release the secret review.

 

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Labor slashes agriculture education while other states race ahead

The farming futures of Queensland students are under threat as Labor continues to run agriculture education into the ground, LNP Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington warned today.

“It’s an absolute disgrace that Labor has shut ag colleges and pulled funding from key ag education programs across the state,” Ms Frecklington said.

“It’s shameful that Annastacia Palaszczuk pulled $181,000 from the School to Industry Partnership Program (SIPP) and then splurged more than $100,000 on ‘brand research’ at TAFE Queensland.

 

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SIGN PETITION TO SAVE AG COLLEGE – LOCAL MP

The Labor Government must reconsider their decision to close Queensland’s last two remaining agricultural colleges or risk crippling impacts, according to Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar.

A petition has now been launched so that Queenslanders can add their voice to the plea.

 

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CONSULTATION MUST FOLLOW BRUTAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The Labor Government has been brutal in the way they have handled the release of the Coaldrake Review into the Longreach and Emerald Agricultural Colleges according to the Member for Gregory, Lachlan Millar.

“Minister Furner has slammed the doors shut with no thought for affected employees or students. That was his choice. It did not have to happen that way. It has created great concern for those families who have been affected,” he said.

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State LNP calls for Parliamentary Inquiry into bushfires

Thursday, 6 December 2018

The state Liberal National Party is calling for a Parliamentary Inquiry following the devastating bushfires across Queensland.

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said communities rocked by bushfires deserved answers and a Parliamentary Inquiry was the appropriate forum.

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