Tag Archives: NAIF

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North Queensland pays dearly for Minister’s underperformance

  Minister Assisting Premier on North Queensland has no budget responsibilities Lack of clarity around Coralee O’Rourke’s North Queensland role Annastacia Palaszczuk needs to act to ensure Minister is accountable   The Palaszczuk Government’s North Queensland Minister isn’t responsible for any legislation, any budget allocations, or any public servants in her role representing North Queensland […]

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O’Rourke has no credibility on North Queensland

  The Palaszczuk Labor Government has no credibility standing up for North Queensland Minister Coralee O’Rourke was caught out advocating for the NAIF to be based in Brisbane Calls by Minister O’Rourke for the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia to be based in Townsville ring hollow Calls for the Northern Australia CRC […]


Common sense prevails on NAIF HQ

Common sense has prevailed on the location for the headquarters of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF), with the Federal LNP Government announcing the $5 billion facility would be based in Cairns. Shadow Minister for Northern Development and Hinchinbrook MP Andrew Cripps said his and the LNP’s intervention ensured the NAIF was established in North […]

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Labor caves and Katters a no-show on crucial North QLD debate

 The Palaszczuk Labor Government has caved to pressure and now supports the LNP’s position that the Australian Government’s Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF) should be headquartered in North Queensland.  Shadow Minister for Northern Development Andrew Cripps said North Queenslanders would be relieved to know that Labor had acknowledged Premier Palaszczuk had a brain-explosion when she […]

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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has sold out North Queensland by advocating for the Federal Government’s Northern Australia initiative to be based in Brisbane, the LNP said today. A furious Shadow Minister for Northern Development, Andrew Cripps, said there was no reason why the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF) couldn’t be based in North Queensland. “Townsville and […]