Transport Minister lurches for the pork-barrel – cheaper fares with election looming

Member for Gaven Dr Alex Douglas MP says the Transport Minister’s statement to reduce public transport fares is no comfort for residents of Nerang who do not have  public transport services at nights and weekends. “What is the point of reducing fares when thousands of people living in Nerang, Carrara, Pacific Pines and Worongary have […]

Poor public transport changes social fabric of Gold Coast suburbs

The social fabric of Gold Coast suburbs is changing because of lack of public transport, Member for Gaven Dr Alex Douglas MP has told State Parliament. “Residents tell me they are unable to do their shopping, go to the gym, unable to socialise, go to the library or out to dinner because they need to […]

Commentaries by Alan Jones, 2GB, on Queensland’s political mess

Alan Jones of 2GB has summed up our political situation very well – listen to “the political mess in Queensland”.  http://www.2gb.com/audioplayer/57241#.U-L_pfZ–70 His comments on Australian agriculture also make interesting listening. http://www.2gb.com/audioplayer/57201#.U-MCbfZ–70  

Will he or won’t he on Wilmar?

The perfect storm in sugar production and marketing could be closer than the Queensland Agriculture Minister both appears to understand or seems to care about. The market says it all. Sugar production is 20% down on figures 3-4 years ago. Wilmar is the biggest player and is close to a near monopoly by virtue of […]

Ratings agency critical of QLD privatisation plan

Palmer United Party’s Queensland Parliamentary Leader, Dr Alex Douglas MP says  Fitch Ratings assessment that privatisation  will impact on Queensland’s credit rating shows the LNP government’s planned sell off of public assets is futile. “This ratings agency is merely reflecting reality and clearly it hurts. Their message is selling state assets will both decrease revenue […]