Labor’s one month of backflips

13 Mar 2015 9:00 AMJohn-Paul Langbroek

Tomorrow marks one month since Labor took office and already the Premier has made more backflips than an Olympic gymnast.

Deputy Leader of the Opposition John-Paul Langbroek said a ‘before and after’ snapshot (attached) of the last month highlighted Labor’s broken key election promises and surprise decisions they had no mandate for and kept secret during the election.

“In such a short space of time the Labor Government is starting to unravel and the ‘making it up as they go’ approach will not keep them in good stead with Queenslanders,” Mr Langbroek said.

“This inexperienced government has repeatedly gone back on its word on issues such as asset sales, delivering “jobs jobs jobs”, Wait Time Guarantee and promising to reduce debt.

“Before the election the Premier made a clear promise to Queenslanders not to sell their assets and then in true Labor form changed their tune to claim their commitment only applied to ‘major’ or ‘strategic’ assets – the silence from union bosses is deafening.

“Labor has also backed away from its promise to ‘pay down debt with no asset sales’ after the Deputy Premier admitted she planned to leave the door open to increasing the state’s debt revealing they are struggling to manage Queensland’s finances.

“The other key promise Labor made before the election was to deliver “jobs, jobs, jobs” however all we have seen is an infrastructure “freeze, freeze, freeze”.

“Instead of getting on with it and providing job opportunities for Queenslanders, Labor is destroying certainty for industry by putting key projects in doubt like Queen’s Wharf and the Kurilpa redevelopment.”

Mr Langbroek said other policy decisions made on the run by the Palaszczuk Government include the proposed scrapping of the Wait Time Guarantee.

“At no point before the election did Labor indicate this policy would be scrapped and is going against their promise to be consultative and honest,” he said.

“We will be moving a Parliamentary motion to keep the surgery guarantee. The LNP will not stand by and let Labor put patients at risk.”

Click here to view Labor’s Month of Backflips

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