“I am disappointed for the people of Western Queensland. While the Palaszczuk Government drags its feet on yet another review, the people of Western Queensland continue to pay up to $500 for a one way flight to Brisbane. The Palaszczuk Government has a responsibility to ensure residents in rural and regional communities can access essential services in major city centres without it breaking the bank.
The cost of long distance travel is an important issue for all residents west of the Great Dividing Range. They are paying more than double the price of airfares on unregulated routes like Emerald to Brisbane and in return, are receiving an unreliable service. Planes often breakdown, delays are frequent and resident fares are regularly unavailable.
I am calling on Jackie Trad to give urgent consideration to the findings of this review. It’s time to stop talking and start acting.”