Palaszczuk betrays bush with college closures

Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Labor’s callous decision to close Queensland’s last remaining agricultural colleges is a hammerblow to the bush, LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said today.

More than 100 people are set to lose their jobs when the colleges at Emerald and Longreach are closed – and a generation of young country people will lose valuable opportunities to forge careers in farming.

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LONGREACH AND EMERALD AG COLLEGES TO CLOSE

The announcement today by the Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner that the Labor Government will close down both the Emerald and Longreach Agricultural College Campuses has devastated current and former students, their families and their communities says local MP Lachlan Millar.

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Labor’s Inaction Robs Outback Pubs of Christmas Cheer

Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar is furious that the State Labor Government’s decision to take an early Christmas break has meant vital legislation to help struggling outback pubs will be left until next year.

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Local LNP MPs Left Wondering - What’s the Minister Doing?

Local creditors of the Emerald, Capella and Clermont solar farm developments are thankful that, despite the Natural Resource and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham’s inaction, McGrathNicol has made arrangements for local creditors to access the meeting.

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Gregory Snubbed For Dialysis Services… Again!

Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar is furious that the State Labor Government continues to snub dialysis patients in the Central West and Central Highlands.

Mr Millar’s frustration comes off the back of an announcement of renal care equipment for Bowen Hospital last week.

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New Bill Will Improve Mining Rehab in Queensland

Mining rehabilitation outcomes should be greatly improved under the most significant legislative change to mines in over 15 years with the Queensland Parliament passing the Mines and Energy (Financial Provisioning) Bill this week.

“I absolutely welcome this Bill,” said Gregory MP Lachlan Millar.

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MP Welcomes Better Deal for Western Air Travellers

Gregory MP Lachlan Millar has welcomed today’s announcement by Qantas that it will introduce its discounted air fares program into western Queensland.

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Water Pricing Threat to Central Highlands Farms and Towns

Central Highlands ratepayers and Emerald irrigation farmers may be facing steep price increases for bulk water to pay for Labor’s unfunded Dam Safety Improvement Program, according to the Member for Gregory, Lachlan Millar MP.

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New Black Lung Laws Still Need Work

Laws passed by the Queensland Parliament this week to improve worker protections against coal miners’ pneumoconiosis, or Black Lung, have not fully enacted the recommendations of the Black Lung White Lies report according to the Member for Gregory, Lachlan Millar.

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Blackall Bungle: Missing Millions off the Ministers Mind

In a body blow to the drought-affected western Queensland township of Blackall, it seems that the Queensland Labor Government has bungled the funding of the $17.9 million Blackall Hospital redevelopment.

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