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    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Priorities for Palaszczuk Government in the 56th Parliament

    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    Priorities for Palaszczuk Government in the 56th Parliament

    The Government I lead will always put Queenslanders first, and that means delivering the commitments and keeping the promises we made to the people of Queensland.

    In our first term we delivered 513 – or 93% – of the 553 commitments we made to the people of Queensland at the 2015 election.

    The delivery of our second-term election commitments will continue to support Queenslanders by prioritising job creation, delivering world-class health services, providing quality education for young Queenslanders and reskilling those in, or re-joining, the workforce.

    Our 2017 State election commitments will support more than 60,000 jobs.

    We will bolster frontline services across the State by employing 3,700 more teachers, 3,500 nurses and midwives, over 500 new police officers and 100 extra firefighters. 

    We are renewing our investment in programs such as Works for Queensland and Skilling Queenslanders for Work, which are driving employment growth and providing job opportunities across our state.

    We are committed to a perpetual funding solution for backbone of Queensland’s road through the $1 billion Bruce Highway Trust and we are progressively upgrading the M1 to make it at least six lanes wide from Brisbane to the New South Wales border.

    Our investment in world-class education facilities continues with the construction of 10 new schools, upgrading of 17 and planning for a further seven.

    We will also make new investments in key industries including tourism, agriculture and renewable energy.

    We will also continue to improve vital health infrastructure in every corner of the State.

    My Government will invest $697 million to refurbish hospitals at Logan, Caboolture and Ipswich.

    My Government’s comprehensive program will create new jobs and new opportunities for Queensland, and will deliver the services and support Queenslanders need.