The myth of asset sales to pay down gross debt in Queensland

Queensland Parliamentary Leader of the Palmer United Party, Dr Alex Douglas MP says Gladstone Port, energy assets and  Mt Isa Rail Line must be kept in state ownership else the state will lose its competitive edge. “The Mt Isa Rail Line is a critical asset which must be kept in state ownership for new mines coming […]

What Campbell Newman didn’t mention about my speech on budgets

Palmer United Party’s Queensland Parliamentary Leader, Dr Alex Douglas says that Premier Campbell Newman is becoming more like his predecessor Anna Bligh than he realises, comparing their economic illiteracy as infectious. “Their actions have been near identical,” he said. “Responding to the LNP’s first state budget in 2012, I said  that Anna Bligh’s Labor government […]

“We only go broke if we don’t remove Campbell Newman”

Queensland Parliamentary Leader of the Palmer United Party, Dr Alex Douglas MP says Treasurer Tim Nicholls’ statement  that “we must sell assets or we’ll go broke” is an admission that despite his booming growth economy claim just days ago,  he just can’t manage the economy. “Generally if it’s too hot in the kitchen for  average […]

Treasurer – what about job retention & cash flow?

Queensland Parliamentary Leader of the Palmer United Party, Dr Alex Douglas MP says the state treasurer Tim Nicholls is completely out of touch as many people are terrified about losing their jobs. “Today’s announcement of Qantas slashing 5000 jobs, many of which will be in Queensland, and 8000 workers losing jobs in the construction and […]

Gold Coasters locked out of cruise ship terminal process

The Campbell Newman LNP State Government has delivered a preferred tenderer and a Gold Coast Broadwater marine proposal that can’t be removed or its proposal altered, State Member for Gaven Dr Alex Douglas MP said today. “The Gold Coast is now stuck with a potentially massive over-development of The Spit and Wavebreak Island proposal by […]