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Labor cuts funding for natural resource management

Labor slashes funding to key natural resource management programs in this week’s State Budget Queensland’s environment to suffer with funding to NRM groups cut by a third over four years Lynham exposed as hypocrite when it comes to protecting Queensland’s precious environment Funding allocations for two key programs within the Department of Natural Resources and […]

Andrew Townsville Bulletin

WHAT DID TOWNSVILLE REALY GET?

 With double digit unemployment having endured in Townsville for more than 12 months, the Palaszczuk Government’s third budget should be scrutinised for what it really delivers now. Hinchinbrook MP, Andrew Cripps, has warned Labor’s political spin about what’s in the state budget for Townsville needs to be compared against what’s actually in the capital statement. […]

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LABOR BUDGET GIVES HINCHINBROOK THE COLD SHOULDER

The Palaszczuk Government’s third budget has delivered the Hinchinbrook electorate a cold shoulder, despite Labor’s overheated jobs rhetoric being splashed all over the budget papers. Hinchinbrook MP, Andrew Cripps, said the 2017-18 budget papers were the prettiest he had seen, with lots of glossy photos, but the document contained very little for the Hinchinbrook electorate. […]

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    Palaszczuk Labor once again handing in the LNP’s homework – this time claiming credit for LNP laws to afford indigenous Queenslanders the opportunity to own their own homes After 30 years of Labor inaction, 2013 and 2014 laws introduced by the LNP led to this week’s leasehold announcement How long will it take […]

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HUGE SUCCESS FOR CASSOWARY COAST AGED CARE

  Hinchinbrook MP, Andrew Cripps, has welcomed news that the applications of both Tully Nursing Home and Warrina Innisfail have been successful in the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round. Mr Cripps said he was delighted to learn that Warrina Innisfail had secured 40 residential care places, while the Tully Nursing Home had secured 20 residential […]

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STATE REDISTRIBUTION FINALISED FOR HINCHINBROOK

The process for the redistribution of state electorates has been finalised with only minor changes to the earlier draft boundaries released by the Queensland Redistribution Commission (QRC). Hinchinbrook MP, Andrew Cripps, said the final boundaries for Queensland’s 93 state seats were released on Friday, largely confirmed the major changes that were proposed earlier this year. […]

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CARDWELL RAIL CROSSING UPGRADES WELL OVERDUE

In the lead-up to the 2017-18 state budget, Hinchinbrook MP, Andrew Cripps, has called on the Palaszczuk Government to deliver a project it promised to the Cardwell community two years ago. Mr Cripps said Curtis Pitt would soon hand down his third budget and it would be interesting to see which hollow logs and biscuit […]

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CRIPPS TO ERGON – FIX IT, DON’T FUDGE IT!

   Hinchinbrook MP, Andrew Cripps, has called on Ergon to get on with fixing the problem with the Tully Coast Guard’s radio installation on top of Mount Mackay and stop fudging the facts. Mr Cripps said the most recent public comments from an Ergon ‘spokesperson’ used some tricky language which was obviously designed to confuse […]

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Scaremongering exposed in dishonest Green campaign

  Statewide Landcover and Trees Study (SLATS) are being manipulated by green groups to trash the reputation of farmers Former LNP Government vegetation management framework was balanced and responsible Right to Information application has revealed green groups were using incorrect figures to exaggerate their claims The dishonest scaremongering of an alliance of green groups has […]

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OPINION – THE RANK STENCH OF THE WWF

The Palaszczuk Government is a serious threat to the future of agriculture in Queensland. In March, the Palaszczuk Government released a discussion paper entitled – ‘Enhancing regulations to ensure clean water for a healthy Great Barrier Reef and a prosperous Queensland’. Behind the warm and fuzzy title is another aggressive attack on Queensland’s agricultural sector […]