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Nationals MP Keith Pitt says “it’s about time the Queensland Labor government got on board with what is needed in order to drive the economy”.

20.11.2019

Nationals MP Keith Pitt says “it’s about time the Queensland Labor government got on board with what is needed in order to drive the economy”.

Nationals MP Keith Pitt says “it’s about time the Queensland Labor government got on board with what is needed in order to drive the economy”.\n\n“I’m pleased Queensland has finally come on board as the last state to sign up within the governmental agreement which will allow the inland rail to proceed into Queensland,” Mr Pitt said on Wednesday. \n\n“These things do take time, we can’t just spray cash around the economy and hope we hit the right mark… that is the Labor approach.”\n\nPrime Minister Scott Morrison has this week accelerated infrastructure investment by bringing forward close to $4 billion in funding over the next four years.\n\nResponding to sluggish growth and calls from the Reserve Bank for extra economic stimulus, Mr Morrison will spend an extra $1.8 billion this year and next on major projects.\n\n“This is good news for our regions, for our capital city, for jobs and it is about connecting infrastructure which is so important for every other business and every individual that drives on our roads,” Mr Pitt said.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia

Nationals MP Keith Pitt says “it’s about time the Queensland Labor government got on board with what is needed in order to drive the economy”. “I’m pleased Queensland has finally come on board as the last state to sign up within the governmental agreement which will allow the inland rail to proceed into Queensland,” Mr Pitt said on Wednesday. “These things do take time, we can’t just spray cash around the economy and hope we hit the right mark… that is the Labor approach.” Prime Minister Scott Morrison has this week accelerated infrastructure investment by bringing forward close to $4 billion in funding over the next four years. Responding to sluggish growth and calls from the Reserve Bank for extra economic stimulus, Mr Morrison will spend an extra $1.8 billion this year and next on major projects. “This is good news for our regions, for our capital city, for jobs and it is about connecting infrastructure which is so important for every other business and every individual that drives on our roads,” Mr Pitt said. Image: News Corp Australia

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Qld continues battle through bushfire disaster | Sky News AustraliaQueensland firefighters are working to build containment lines as a bushfire rages through the Deongwar State Forest.\n\nThe fire is currently burning in the forest between Esk and Pechey, with QFES Assistant Commissioner John Bolger telling Sky News that the fire is expected to “make a turn towards Crows Nest” today.\n\n“Today is all about building containment lines,” he said.\n\nThe QFES Assistant Commissioner’s comments come as 70 bushfires are still burning across Queensland. \n

Firefighters on high alert as conditions deteriorate in NSW, Qld and SA | Sky News AustraliaFirefighters in New South Wales are preparing for another day of tough conditions as dry and windy weather sweeps across parts of the state. \n\nSydney residents woke to a thick smoke haze across the city on Tuesday as a result of an out-of-control blaze burning in the Hawkesbury region. \n\nThe Department of Planning, Industry and Environment warned the elderly and residents with respiratory conditions to stay indoors. \n\nThe Rural Fire Service said fire danger ratings would be in place on Tuesday for the Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter, Illawarra, Central Ranges and Southern Ranges regions. \n\nIn Queensland, a severe heatwave is expected to test firefighters with temperatures forecast to soar up to 40 degrees for much of the states' south east.\n\nThe fire danger rating will be raised from 'high' to 'very high' until at least Thursday as 70 fires continue to burn across the state. \n\nIn South Australia, a statewide total fire ban was issued for Tuesday ahead of catastrophic fire danger on Wednesday.\n \nAdelaide is expected to see record-breaking temperatures when conditions peak.\n\nImage: Getty Bet GladysB wishes she hadn’t cut rural fire service resources and manpower. Can see why they’re calling her koalakiller. When are we going to start talking about the climatecrisis

Firefighters on high alert as conditions deteriorate in NSW, Qld and SA | Sky News AustraliaFirefighters in New South Wales are preparing for another day of tough conditions as dry and windy weather sweeps across parts of the state.\n\nAir pollution in Sydney reached 15 times the hazardous level after strong winds dragged smoke from a nearby fire at Gospers Mountain into the Sydney basin on Tuesday. \n\nMeanwhile in Queensland, a bushfire in Pechey flared up on Monday, forcing residents to flee their homes.\n\nIn South Australia, a total fire ban has been declared as the state prepares for a day of 'catastrophic' fire conditions on Wednesday. \n\nWith Adelaide expected to reach 42 degrees on Wednesday, residents are being urged to leave their homes if not prepared to defend them.\n\nImage: Getty

Labor: Australians must 'accept' China is an 'economic superpower' | Sky News AustraliaLabor MP Jason Clare has defended former prime minister Paul Keating after he condemned the Australian government for its handling of the rise of China. \n\nMr Keating said the government failed to respond appropriately to the “rise, legitimacy and importance” of China. \n\n“I think what Paul’s saying is we’ve just got to get real, we need a bit of sober realism here because China is the biggest kid on the block,” Mr Clare said. \n\n“When Paul became treasurer, the Chinese economy was about the same size as Australia’s, it’s now I think 10 times the Australian economy – it’s an economic superpower and we need to work with China. \n\nMr Clare said Australia must “understand that we’re not going to agree on everything” but “China’s going to be an economic superpower in this region for the next century and what Paul’s saying is we’ve got to accept that and work with China”. \n\nImage: News Corp Australia Labor would say that, all the labor men wear Red ties in Parliament and many females in Labor wear Red jackets or is it Paranoia I have The rise of a new superpower is a rare event in a lifetime. Lets hope our generation deals with the rise of China better than previous generations dealt with the rise of the USSR! This shows that if the Labor Party was in government they would be jumping over backwards to please China 😡

Govt's job expansion bid in full swing | Sky News AustraliaEmployment Minister Michaelia Cash says we need to look for new skilling opportunities because “the reality is we are living longer and so many people are opting to stay in the workforce for longer”.\n\nMs Cash told Sky News on Tuesday the government wants put in place new programs that can “allow people to up-skill or re-skill and potentially enter a new career should you choose”. \n\nShe said the prime minister has made it 'very clear' that there will be no movement in the retirement age. \n\nImage: News Corp Australia 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 who, how, with what? that's because LNP economic policies have failed Australians with zero wage growth & no shared benefits from a stalled economy. Now stealing senior citizens income & final life years is admitting failure of your own economic policies. JacquiLambie centre_alliance OneNationAus The skills are there, employers prefer to fake skills shortages and import cheaper resources. Fix that

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