Register now for Strong Choices community forum on the Gold Coast

9 Apr 2014 12:40 PMMichael Hart
 

Register now for Strong Choices community forum on the Gold Coast

Treasurer Tim Nicholls is opening the floor to the Gold Coast community to have their say on the best way to pay down the accumulated debt of the past ten years - the $80 billion black cloud hanging over the State’s finances.

Member for Burleigh Michael Hart MP said Mr Nicholls would hold an open community forum at the Southport Community Centre, 6 Lawson Street Southport, on 16 April continuing the discussion of the Strong Choices which must be made to secure our future.

“Queensland is on the cusp of strong economic growth, but independent and government financial experts agree we will be held back by the overwhelming level of debt we face unless Strong Choices are made,” Mr Hart said.

“Queenslanders face three choices – significantly increased taxes, reduced services or the sale or lease of some assets.

“Before the Government decides on a plan to restore the State’s finances and pay down debt, we are making certain that we have heard from everyone who wants to contribute to the mature debate about the best way to deal with the accumulated debt legacy from the past ten years.

“The Gold Coast community forum is your opportunity to put forward the thoughts and priorities you want the Government must take into account as they determine how best to pay down Labor’s debt, reduce the $450,000 an hour interest bill and secure Queensland’s future,” he said.

When attending the Strong Choices Community Forum, registered people will need to bring their ticket and photo identification for entry. Attendees must meet the above identification requirements, in line with the Government’s current Community Cabinet policy.

Registration is at www.treasury.qld.gov.au/communityforums.

[Ends] 9 April 2014

Media contact: Burleigh Electorate Office - 5526 6024

Here s an idea for the government to save money in Queensland. Give yourselves a pay cut. There is absolutely no reason why you should earn as much as you do when there are families like mine who are living well and truly below the poverty line and struggling to stay afloat and then getting told we get to choose to lose teachers, public officers in the police fire and ambulances and sell or lease the states assets because you lot are more interested in lining your own pockets in stead of looking after the people living in this state.

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