Statement on Aquis announcement

Clearly I’m disappointed to hear today’s news. The people of Cairns and Far North Queensland have thrown themselves behind the Aquis proposal. People in Far North Queenslanders are right to ask the question: has the Government done everything in its power to...

Rail line deal could cost taxpayers $1 billion-plus

Shadow Treasurer Curtis Pitt says the Newman Government’s deal to finance a new coal haulage rail line for mining company Adani could cost taxpayers up to $1.08 billion. “In the face of the wall of secrecy the LNP Government has erected around this deal, we are left...

Big unemployment worries for regional Queensland

People right across Queensland are finding it more difficult to secure paid work as the Newman Government fails to deliver the jobs it promised it would, Shadow Treasurer Curtis Pitt said today. Mr Pitt said regionally specific unemployment revealed the devil in the...