Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Premier Outlines Vision; Newman Says Money Only Can't Buy Health, Touches on Plans for Gladstone's Port

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Premier Outlines Vision; Newman Says Money Only Can't Buy Health, Touches on Plans for Gladstone's Port

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Kara Irving

Reporter

CAN-DO Campbell Newman may have avoided protesters outside the PCYC yesterday, but the Queensland Premier couldn't escape questions addressed at the lavish GAPDL luncheon.

During a 20-minute address as guest speaker at the GAPDL October Enterprise Business Lunch, the Premier spoke about the LNP's plans for Queensland and Gladstone.

He wasted no time emphasising the debt the former state government had incurred and the impact that was having on future spending.

C[pounds sterling]If money was the answer, we would have the best health system in the known-universe. But there's a heck of a lot more we can do,C[yen] Mr Newman said.

Mr Newman also spoke about the future of Gladstone's port, the state of the region's roads and the reasoning behind the decision to lift the ban on uranium mining.

A number of concerned residents asked the Premier about future funding for Gladstone Base Hospital, with Queensland Hospital and Health Board Service Gladstone representative Kurt Heidecker saying the progress for change was slow, but steady. …

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