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History repeats with another dud Labor Budget

It’s a case of history repeating with another budget of increased taxes, broken promises and funding holes by the Palaszczuk Labor government. Member for Kawana, Jarrod Bleijie, has slammed the Palaszczuk Labor government for being Brisbane focused and labelled the budget as another Labor dud. Mr Bleijie said yet again Labor’s disregard for the Sunshine […]

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21,000 fewer young Queenslanders in training under Labor

New national data released today shows the do-nothing Palaszczuk Government is failing to provide training for tens of thousands of young Queenslanders. LNP Shadow Skills and Training Minister Jarrod Bleijie said new data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research revealed over 21,000 fewer young Queenslanders were in some form of vocational training in […]

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Kawana to remain in Kawana

In February 2017, the Queensland Redistribution Commission (QRC) released its proposal for the redistribution of the State’s Electoral Districts. A number of changes were proposed to the Kawana electorate, including transferring the suburbs of Buddina, Minyama and Parrearra (Kawana Island) to the Buderim electorate. At the time, Member for Kawana, Jarrod Bleijie, expressed his concern […]

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Sunshine Coast locals overlooked for Labor mate

In a sneaky late Friday afternoon dump of board appointments, the Palaszczuk Labor government has handed a plum Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Board appointment to an out-of-town Labor mate over Sunshine Coast locals. Member for Kawana, Jarrod Bleijie, slammed the appointment of ex-Labor MP from Townsville, Anita Phillips, and labelled it as a slap […]

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Thousands of jobs lost on Sunshine Coast under do-nothing Labor

The Palaszczuk Government’s economic incompetence is failing the Sunshine Coast with 11,000 jobs lost in the past year according to the latest ABS data. Shadow Employment Minister Jarrod Bleijie said it’s clear this do-nothing Palaszczuk government has no plan to deliver much needed jobs for the Sunshine Coast. “Labor’s neglect has seen 11,000 jobs disappear […]

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LNP to create level playing field for taxi industry

The Liberal National Party will restore confidence to the personalised transport industry and ensure a level playing field for taxi and ridesharing operators. Member for Kawana, Jarrod Bleijie MP, said Annastacia Palaszczuk had botched the introduction of ridesharing services, leaving thousands of taxi owners and operators angry, frustrated and out of pocket. Mr Bleijie said […]

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Health Minister treating Sunshine Coast nurses with contempt

In what is the latest sorry chapter of Labor’s health payroll disaster, Queensland’s Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Cameron Dick MP, has again demonstrated his arrogance and contempt for current and former employees by refusing to reveal how many Sunshine Coast residents he is chasing for alleged overpayments. Following an adjournment speech in Parliament […]

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Labor targets nurses six years after payroll disaster

Queensland’s Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Cameron Dick MP, has been slammed in Parliament by the Member for Kawana, Jarrod Bleijie, for sending in debt collectors to recoup alleged overpayments that occurred six years ago for debts as low as $300. Using an adjournment speech to highlight the issue, Mr Bleijie described the matter […]

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Common sense prevails with latest Bruce Highway upgrade design

After several months of campaigning for an improved design of the $929.3 million upgrade to the Bruce Highway between Caloundra Rd and the Sunshine Motorway, Member for Kawana, Jarrod Bleijie is pleased to see common sense has prevailed and community feedback taken onboard. Originally designed without quick access to the Bruce Highway for Sippy Downs […]

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Labor creating jobs for mates but none for young Queenslanders

The Palaszczuk Labor Government now had the shameful record of steering Queensland to register the second highest youth unemployment figures in the nation, the LNP Opposition said today. Shadow Minister for Employment, Industrial Relations, Skills and Training Jarrod Bleijie said while every other state and territory had reduced youth unemployment, Queensland’s rate had risen by […]