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    Premier
    The Honourable Campbell Newman

    Only two weeks left to contribute to The Queensland Plan

    Premier
    The Honourable Campbell Newman

    Friday, August 16, 2013

    Only two weeks left to contribute to The Queensland Plan

    Queenslanders only have two more weeks to contribute to The Queensland Plan and join more than 33,000 people who have provided their views to date on where they want their state to be in 30 years’ time.

    Premier Campbell Newman today visited Hilder Road State School to hear from students first-hand what is important to the next generation of Queenslanders.

    A dedicated school engagement initiative was undertaken to give Queensland school children the opportunity to contribute their views towards the 30-year plan for the state.

    “It is important we listen to the future leaders of this state about their long-term priorities. The Queensland Plan is about creating the future that awaits them,” Mr Newman said.

    “The school engagement program has seen students from Freshwater State School in Cairns to Caningeraba State School in Burleigh Waters, and even out to students from the School of Distance Education in Croydon get involved and contribute their views.

    “The best responses from school students will be unveiled at The Queensland Plan summit in Brisbane in October.”

    Mr Newman said it was fitting to talk about The Queensland Plan at a school as education reform was one of the key trends identified from the feedback received to date.

    “A lot of Queenslanders have said we need to take a more personalised approach to education and ensure that what students learn in school is relevant to their future,” he said.

    “Queenslanders are saying that we need to move away from standardised ‘factory’ teaching and develop more tailored education models to suit the individual needs of students.

    “Other priorities identified include a need to increase involvement in our local communities through volunteering and overhauling the economy to decrease Queensland’s reliance on the resources sector.”

    Mr Newman said the response to date had been fantastic, but there was still two weeks for Queenslanders to get involved.

    “To have more than 33,000 responses so far shows how passionate Queenslanders are about creating the best possible future for the state,” he said.

    “For those who haven’t contributed, I urge you to do so before the feedback closes on 30 August.”

    You can contribute your ideas by visiting The Queensland Plan website at www.queenslandplan.qld.gov.au.

    [ENDS] 16 August 2013

    Contact: Gerard Reilly 0427 967 852