The Long Haul Is Finally Over!

Abseiling Skills Help Goat Track To Open

I caught up with Kelly from Canungra on the Goat Track on 1 August and heard how the re-opening of the road will save her so much time each day, in her business and on the school run. There would be hundreds, if not more, similar situations for people who live around Canungra and Tamborine Mountain, and I know people will be very happy to see it open again.

It’s been a long haul since the road was closed, and I thank you all for your patience. It was hard and sometimes dangerous work to fix the road. Appreciate the abseiling skills of the workers who put in the steel rods, and who made safe the dozens of rocks that had to be removed from the hill, some weighing hundreds of tonnes. 

Photo Credit: Keer Moriarty – Canungra Times

Labor Continues To Fail Scenic Rim – And All Queenslanders

A few weeks ago, the Palaszczuk Government’s extraordinary incompetence was exposed (again). Budget Estimates committee hearings revealed an extra $3 billion of taxpayers’ money has been wasted, on top of other waste already identified by the LNP in this term. The third-term Labor government is losing control of spending in Queensland.

This money could have built two hospitals and employed thousands of nurses and doctors in the middle of a health crisis. 

The list compiled from two weeks of Estimates is extraordinary. Here’s a sample:

  • Wellcamp quarantine centre cost Queenslanders at least $220 million
  • A $2 million advertising strategy produced 2 tradies
  • Millions of dollars allocated to a Koala Lab at Dreamworld was instead put into a new rollercoaster
  • Taxpayer money is being used to stop a report about Jackie Trad from being made public
  • Cross River Rail has blown out to $8 billion
  • An IT upgrade in the energy sector has blown out by $186 million
  • Almost $1 million was spent on the Caloundra Youth Jail before the project was cancelled
  • Government granted $4 million of small business grants in error and are now spending more money to try and recoup those grants.

Queenslanders deserve so much better than this.

Jon Krause MP (State Member for Scenic Rim)

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