News

Have your say on Newman Government

Have your say on the Campbell Newman Government
Have your say on the Campbell Newman Government Dan Peled

IT has only been five months since the Campbell Newman-led LNP juggernaut swept aside an unpopular, long-standing Labor State Government.

>> TAKE THE SURVEY

Claiming 78 of the 89 seats up for grabs on March 24, Premier Newman has taken full advantage of his mandate, rushing headlong into the task of stabilising Queensland's balance sheet and trying to make inroads into the state's $65 billion debt.

His term so far has been dogged with controversy, almost from the start, as his razor gang got to work, axing the $250,000 Premier's Literary Awards after only 10 days in office.

Since then, other programs have been halted, but the biggest headlines have been reserved for the proposed 10 per cent cut to the number of state public servants ... 20,000 jobs will go at last count.

Is he on the right track? Is this the tough medicine we need to swallow, or has he gone too far?

And what of the consequences for regional Queensland? Do you think the regions will be better off in the long run, or will vital services be affected?

We want to air the views of regional Queensland and take your opinions to the powerbrokers in George St, and Premier Newman in particular.

Fill out our special survey and let the LNP Government know your views. Is Campbell Newman's reasoning making sense to you, or has he just lost the plot?

>> TAKE THE SURVEY

Topics:  campbell newman, queensland government



Brisbane, Gold Coast airports hit by Border Force strikes

Extensive rolling stoppages to start today

Farmers slammed with $70,000 fine for underpaying

As well as imposing the financial penalties, Judge Salvatore Vasta also agreed to make additional Orders aimed at overhauling workplace practices on the farm. These were agreed to by the operators.

The strawberry farm short-changing 417 visa-holders $2600.

Warwick man fined over homemade weapon

The 27-year-old man pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of a weapons charge.

A WARWICK man has had an expensive lesson in weapons.

Local Partners

9000 reasons to support our community clubs

Community clubs are good at what they do. They are not so good at telling the world about what they do, as Clubs Queensland CEO Doug Flockhart explains.


Emily Blunt's (almost) singing career

Emily Blunt nearly became the British Britney Spears.

Angelina is blocking calls from Brad Pritt

Angelina Jolie has reportedly blocked Brad Pitt's number.

Apocalyptica 'seek and destroy' sceptics with 'master' set

Apocalyptica play Max Watts in Brisbane on their Shadowmaker Tour.

Review of final show of Apocalyptica's tour

Rebecca Hall doesn't own a TV

Newspapers, yes. Television, not so much

Jaime King 'terrified' by son's heart surgery

Jamie King was "terrified" when her son went in for heart surgery.

John Mayer's advice for Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes has revealed John Mayer gave him advice

Rural properties expected to soar as investors seek income

Rural properties are should become highly sought after

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Rocky proves prime real estate in latest REIQ report

Kas Woch sold this Wood St home in Depot Hill for $107,000 in August.

A new investor's market as Rocky house prices hit lowest in state