The Election: An Overview of Promises

Here’s an overview of the election promises from the Labor Government: 

  • Introduce euthanasia legislation for the terminally ill.
  • Works for Queensland – $600 million promise – program to support regional councils undertake maintenance and minor infrastructure projects which creates jobs.
  • M1 upgrade between Daisy Hill and Logan to slash travel times for motorists.
  • No new taxes
  • Second M1 – the 16km stage one of the Coomera Connector – otherwise known as the ‘Second M1’ – which stretches between Nerang and Coomera.
  • Establish seven new “mini-hospitals” in south-east Queensland where patients can go for chemotherapy, mental health services etc.
  • Deliver a budget by the end of November.
  • Provide a $1 billion pipeline of train work in Queensland, including 20 new trains.
  • Pursue a 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030.
  • Provide an extra $74 million for the tourism sector.
  • Upgrade TAFEs across Queensland.
  • Provide free tampons and pads at 120 state schools.
  • Enact $140 million strategy to lift competitiveness and resilience for small business.
  • Provide $600 million in funding for council projects.
  • Create an inland route from Charters Towers to the NSW border to take trucks off the Bruce Highway.
  • Provide $40 million for Great Barrier Reef projects.

 We’ll cover a few of these in more depth in the next few articles.

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