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Front Line Health Facts

by Ted Sorensen
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Front Line Wide Bay Health Region Results . . . The Queensland Government has released the latest front line figures on waiting lists for Wide Bay patients. Please click on the images to view full size.                        

Premier Launches Queenslanders’ 30 Year Vision in Hervey Bay

by Ted Sorensen
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THE QUEENSLAND PLAN Hervey Bay’s future prosperity took a step forward today with the release of The Queensland Plan: Queenslanders’ 30-year vision. Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen said Queenslanders had spoken loud and clear in The Queensland Plan saying that the economy, education and the regions were the keys to a vibrant and prosperous state. Ted said the plan reflected a range of community aspirations and would play a key role in helping unite business, industry, community and government activities right across the state. “The Queensland Plan is the result of the largest community engagement activity of its kind […]

EVEN MORE RED TAPE SLASHED…TMR provides speedy customer service

by Ted Sorensen
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Renewing your driver’s licence at a Transport and Main Roads centre is quicker and easier according to latest Queensland Government Quarterly Update results.  Five minutes had been shaved off the average wait times at TMR Customer Service Centres in the past two years as part of our election promise to revitalise front line services.  Under our government Queenslanders are waiting less to access simple services like renewing a drivers’ licence or paying car registration.  In two years we have turned around Labor’s poor record on customer service wait times by almost 40 per cent.  We are providing a quicker service […]

Queensland’s Youth Strategy latest news…

by Ted Sorensen
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Check out this website for an important update to the government’s strategy.   http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/communityservices/youth/queensland-youth-strategy-connecting-young-queenslanders

Better care for Queensland’s sickest children

by Ted Sorensen
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 Kids with complex health needs will have better access to specialists from today with the announcement of a statewide care team that will help families across Queensland. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said the new Connected Care Program aimed to improve access to quality care for every young person regardless of where they lived, and delivered on the Queensland Government’s election promise to revitalise frontline services.  “This key initiative of Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service’s expanded statewide role will ensure a child’s care is managed seamlessly across acute, community and primary healthcare sectors,” Mr Springborg said.  “Streamlining care will […]

Building industry to benefit from cuts to red tape

by Ted Sorensen
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 The State’s construction industry has received a boost, with new legislation making it easier, quicker and more cost-effective to connect to the water and sewerage system.  Water Supply Mark McArdle said the Water Supply Services Legislation Amendment Act will help speed up and simplify development approvals for building projects of all sizes.  “We promised at the election to grow construction as one of the four pillars of the economy and to cut red tape and these reforms deliver,” Mr McArdle said.  “Under the previous Labor government, water and sewerage connections in south east Queensland had to be approved by the […]