Letter to the Editor
So, Campbell Newman and his LNP Queensland government are broke and can no longer afford Fanfare for budding players of musical instruments in State schools in Queensland, saving around $147.000 from the Education budget of how much?
There seems to be no rhyme or reason to the mass sacking of 20.000 public servants in this State by late August except to remove 20,000 wage earners from supporting their respective families as a fully staffed public service tends to provide the services that tax paying Queenslanders expect from their contribution of fortnightly taxation contributions from their own pay packet.
Mr. Newman has shown his hand relatively early in his three year term to reduce services via reducing public servants, a very sad outcome for those 20.000 families who will be tipped into financial disaster, but for whom LNP ideology must triumph over reality.
One wonders whether or not the LNP State government in Queensland will be cutting funding to private schools as well as his approach to our public schools at which 66% of students study? Health will be another department that will receive the razor gang treatment. Our hospitals are already understaffed with the promise of even more cuts to come; it will be a skeleton service that remains to care for our elderly in crisis, car accident victims or those with chronic health problems, just to balance the bottom line.
While this chaos continues can anyone enlighten me as to where the Queensland Minister for the Environment stands whilst confronting the situation at Yabulu nickel treatment plant where toxic waste from the tailings dams are in a process of being emptied into our magnificent Halifax Bay?
The LNP would do well to remember that they were elected to serve the Queensland people, not the other way around. If their performance continues in this shabby style I can see them emulating the Borbidge government in the early 1990s which finished its tenure as a one term government.
Three long years will continue to build up resentment for your uncaring lack of empathy for ordinary Queenslander’s and the struggle we will now have to live through, but rest assured we will not forget this treachery come the next election. Just when I thought you could stoop no lower, you remove the $6.50 supplement paid to taxi drivers for recompense for the work they do at each end of the journey for quadriplegic people, who are unable to help themselves.
13 Laura Court,
North Queensland, 4818
Email – sne35565