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.
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more