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3 YEAR DELAY FOR CARDWELL RAIL CROSSING UPGRADES

The Palaszczuk Government has advised it plans to deliver upgrades to the rail level crossings at Liverpool and Brasenose Streets in Cardwell in 2018 – three years after they were first promised. Hinchinbrook MP, Andrew Cripps, who has been lobbying for the upgrades on behalf of the Cardwell community for several years, said Labor had […]

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Labor’s farmer bashing begins in lead up to state election

Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor resort to farmer bashing to win election Labor again distorts vegetation management figures to paint farmers as environmental vandals SLATS report still deceptively includes drought feeding and clearing for fencelines and fire breaks as ‘broad scale clearing’   The Palaszczuk Labor Government has resorted to the same old farmer-bashing and figure […]

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MARINE ACCESS ISSUES EXAMINED IN HINCHINBROOK

Hinchinbrook MP, Andrew Cripps, recently hosted Andrew Powell, Shadow Minister for Transport and Main Roads, in the Herbert River district to look at marine access issues in the area. Mr Cripps thanked Hinchinbrook Shire Mayor, Ramon Jayo, for being available to travel with Mr Powell and himself during the visit last week, to discuss a […]

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LABOR CUTS TRAINING FUNDS AS YOUTH JOBLESS RATES INCREASE

   Hinchinbrook MP, Andrew Cripps, has called out the Palaszczuk Government for cutting funding to a key North Queensland training program, as youth unemployment rates continue to increase. Speaking in the Queensland Parliament, Mr Cripps said he had previously warned Labor Ministers about the lack of support for the Ultimate Rural Training Centre at Alice […]

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BQ MUST REVIEW TR4 CONTROL PLAN

  Hinchinbrook MP, Andrew Cripps, has called on Biosecurity Queensland (BQ) to review is Panama Disease TR4 Control Plan, in the wake of a second property being identified in the Tully Valley. Mr Cripps said the recent statement by Agriculture Minister, Bill Byrne, encouraging farmers to arm themselves with Category D weapons to control feral […]

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CHANCE TO PROGRESS RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT BUNGLED

  The rank hypocrisy of the Palaszczuk Government was on full display in State Parliament last night, with Labor voting against progressing the Tully Millstream project – a major renewable energy generation opportunity in North Queensland. LNP Shadow Minister for Northern Development, Andrew Cripps, who was denied an opportunity to speak during the debate by […]

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STATEMENT – 1 YEAR SINCE VEGETATION MANAGEMENT BILL DEFEATED

Today marks one year since the Palaszczuk Government’s unfair and unnecessary vegetation management bill was defeated in the Queensland Parliament. In the six months leading up to the bill failing to pass, there was a groundswell of opposition to Labor’s draconian and ideologically driven vegetation management policies. As the LNP Shadow Minister for Natural Resources, […]

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SHADOW MINISTER SEES INDIGENOUS SUCCESS IN HINCHINBROOK

 LNP Shadow Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Steve Minnikin, visited the Hinchinbrook electorate on Monday to see a number of local indigenous success stories. Along with Hinchinbrook MP, Andrew Cripps, Mr Minnikin visited Girringun Aboriginal Corporation in Cardwell, Mungalla Station west of Forrest Beach and St Teresa’s College at Abergowrie. Mr Cripps […]

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Labor budget trick spins Natural Resource Management funding

Labor has been caught out lying about making a five-year, $80 million funding commitment to the Queensland Natural Resource Management Investment Program The LNP invested a record $80 million over five years into the Queensland Natural Resource Management Investment Program Labor’s rhetoric about being concerned about the environment is hollow The Palaszczuk Government has been […]

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QCWA POWERS ON IN HERBERT RIVER DISTRICT

  Hinchinbrook MP, Andrew Cripps, says the Queensland Country Women’s Association is powering on in the Herbert River district, racking up important milestones and looking for new members. Mr Cripps said it was important that residents in the Herbert River district were aware that the QCWA is active and doing good work for the local […]