The LNP supports the sport of kings but not the disabled

Campbell Newman can’t afford $20 million to help the disabled but can squander $110 million to help the sport of kings -horse racing.

Queensland Greens Spokesperson Anthony Pink pointed to “the LNP’s alarming anomaly” after the Premier announced yesterday his government could not afford to provide any money to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The LNP will spend $110 million upgrading the Gold Coast Turf Club.

“Campbell Newman is showing callous and careless disregard to the most vulnerable in our society while at the same time throwing million of dollars at some of the state’s most wealthy,” Mr Pink said.

“I have no problem with turf racing in Queensland, but if we are in ‘Spanish Debt Crisis’ levels of debt, why can millions be spent on these facilities rather than helping disabled people struggling to survive?

“Campbell Newman can’t have it both ways, either we are saving or we are spending.”

LNP’s callous cuts so far to important community groups include:

  1. Skilling Queenslanders for Work programs - $19m
  2. Tenant Advice and Advocacy Service (TAAS) Closure - $20m over 4 years
  3. Sisters Inside De-funding - $120k

Queensland Greens Spokesperson

Anthony Pink: 0402 093 955

 

References -

Turf Club Updates -

http://statements.cabinet.qld.gov.au/MMS/StatementDisplaySingle.aspx?id=79813

TAAS Closure -

http://statements.cabinet.qld.gov.au/MMS/StatementDisplaySingle.aspx?id=79960

http://qld.greens.org.au/content/greens-say-lnp-cuts-tenancy-support-will-hurt-battlers

Skilling QLD Cuts -

http://statements.cabinet.qld.gov.au/MMS/StatementDisplaySingle.aspx?id=79885

Sisters Inside Cuts -

http://qld.greens.org.au/content/greens-condemn-campbell-newmans-reckless-slash-now-pay-later-measures