Fatal steps leading up to nine-month-old’s death in Tweed

THE nine-month-old baby whose body washed ashore on a Gold Coast beach this month was never made a priorty or checked by officers of the Department of Child Safety Services (DOCS). Police warned the department of the urgency of the case when they had the baby in their care about 3am on the day   Read More

Premier silent on Child Safety role in lead-up to baby’s death citing legal reasons

PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk is remaining silent on how the Department of Child Safety (DOCS) failed to help the homeless family of a nine-month-old baby whose body washed ashore on Gold Coast beach last week. Ms Palaszczuk cited the child protection laws when declining to answer a series of   Read More

LNP demands Gold Coast gets its cops back

LNP Shadow Police Minister Trevor Watts has demanded the Palaszczuk Labor Government restores the 44 police officers it has cut from the Gold Coast as crime in the region soars. Mr Watts was joined by Shadow Attorney-General David Janetzki and LNP Member for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates at Nerang Police   Read More

POLL: Queenslanders say Labor is lying and to keep Lady Cilento name

A Nine News Galaxy Poll has revealed that an overwhelming number of Queenslanders don’t want the name of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital changed. “This is the only scientifically conducted reliable poll on this issue to date and it proves Labor's claims about genuine consultation are all   Read More

Health Minister in denial over Sunshine Coast health crisis

LNP Shadow Health Minister and nurse Ros Bates has slammed Minister for Health, Steven Miles for continuing to play politics with the Sunshine Coast health system. “Sunshine Coast health services are bursting at the seams, meanwhile Labor’s Health Minister has delayed 150 additional public beds   Read More

Right to Information exposes Labor’s sham Cilento survey

The Palaszczuk Labor Government’s sham survey to rip Lady Cilento’s name from the children’s hospital has been exposed. “The Palaszczuk Labor Government has been caught red-handed fudging statistics,” LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said. “A Right to Information request has shown multiple votes   Read More

Preventative health cut despite obesity crisis

The Palaszczuk Labor Government should reverse its cuts to preventative health spending if it is serious about combatting obesity, LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said today. The 2018 Health of Queenslanders report has revealed that almost 60 per cent of Queenslanders are classified as overweight or   Read More

Public health system in crisis under Labor

Today’s AMA report card on major Brisbane hospitals is another damning indictment on the state of our public health system under Annastacia Palaszczuk. LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said Queensland’s public health system was lurching from crisis to crisis. “While Labor focuses on wasting   Read More

Last & Bates apply the heat for ICE treatment

LNP Member for Burdekin Dale Last and LNP Shadow Minister for Health & Ambulance Services, Ros Bates, have called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to get serious on providing rehabilitation services in North Queensland. With demand for treatment for ICE addicts far outstripping supply,   Read More

Palaszczuk Government referred to Crime and Corruption Commission

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said after a week of lies, scandals and claims of serious vote rigging that it was time the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) undertook a full investigation of the Palaszczuk Government’s Lady Cilento scandal. Ms Frecklington has written to the CCC saying the LNP   Read More