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Election Coverage - Week 2
In the lead up to the Brisbane City Council election held on 19th March 2016, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announced the Council’s commitment for a “Brisbane Metro” Subway System; a reliable high-frequency transport system that will reduce CBD bus congestion, cut travel times and allow for the redirection of buses to improve services in the suburbs. This $1.54 billion commitment, proposes a mixture of new underground tunnels as well as transforming the existing South East and Inner Northern Busways from Woolloongabba to Herston and into the CBD.
2016 Budget Reply
Opposition Leader, Hon. Bill Shorten MP, outlined $71 billion in savings over the next 10 years in his budget reply speech delivered last night.
Tim Nicholls appoints new Shadow Ministry
Leader of the Opposition, Tim Nicholls, today announced his new Shadow Ministry following last week’s LNP leadership change.
Newly appointed Deputy Leader, Deb Frecklington, will take on the Shadow Portfolios of Infrastructure, State Development and Trade and Investment while former Shadow Minister for Transport, Scott Emerson has been appointed Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Small Business. In addition to his role as Opposition Leader, Mr Nicholls will take on the Portfolios of Arts and Major Events.
Former Leader, Lawrence Springborg has been left off the LNP frontbench, however has been appointed as the Chair of the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee while former Deputy Leader, John-Paul Langbroek has been given the important role of Shadow Minister for Health and Ambulance Services as well as Shadow Minister for the Commonwealth Games.
2016-17 Budget Overview
Scott Morrison handed down the Turnbull Government’s first Budget on Tuesday 3rd May 2016, and his first as Treasurer.
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