The major parties must act in the best interests of Queensland’s future and move to support the Gonski reforms to school funding at today’s Council of Australian Governments meeting, putting aside the LNP’s discredited performance pay alternative.
Action by the Queensland Greens has encouraged Logan Council to start urgent improvements to serious flooding problems that risked the health of locals.
Recent flooding exposed the weak sewage infrastructure with a ‘geyser’ spewing raw sewage near Paradise Road, next to IKEA and in the nearby Slacks Creek wetlands.
“Defunding the tertiary education system to partially fund the necessary Gonski reforms for primary and secondary education is counter-productive, unnecessary and somewhat ridiculous,” according to Neil Cotter (Greens candidate for Rankin and Griffith University employee).
As the first Senate committee inquiry into the health impacts of air quality is held in Newcastle today, the Queensland Greens have called for the committee to also hold hearings in Brisbane, Mackay, and other Queensland towns concerned about coal dust from uncovered wagons and stockpiles.