Hervey Bay locals struggling to find work.

by Ted Sorensen
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Hervey Bay has joined a list that no city deserves to be on.

Hervey Bay has been identified as one of eight Queensland electorates with unemployment above 10 per cent.

What’s worse is that Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Labor government appears to have no plan for creating the jobs Hervey Bay locals so desperately need.  Hervey Bay needs more help – now.

The LNP pledges to the Hervey Bay electorate at the last election would have created real jobs for our locals.  The extension of the Urangan Pier in Hervey Bay had the potential to attract millions of dollars in international tourism to our great region.

Major intersection upgrades, desperately needed to improve motorist safety, would also have created jobs but instead of getting on with planning, Labor cut infrastructure funding in our area.

The cooler schools program would have created jobs, while also given students greater opportunity in learning outcomes in cooler classrooms.

Hervey Bay deserves a world-class health system but Labor refuses to sign up to the new national partnership agreement which could provide almost $30 billion to health services in Queensland.

This money could provide more beds, more nurses and doctors and improve patient care – not to mention create more jobs.  The Health Care and Social Assistance industry is the biggest employer in Hervey Bay at 19.7 per cent.  It beggars belief that the Palaszczuk Labor Government won’t sign up for more money to flow to this critical industry.

The Palaszczuk Government’s neglect of Hervey Bay proves daily that regional Queenslanders do not matter to Labor.

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