Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Lead Parties Ready with Raft of Election Policies

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Lead Parties Ready with Raft of Election Policies

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Adam Davies

APN NEWSDESK

news@dailymercury.com.au

THE Queensland election campaign is heating up, with both sides expected to release a host of policies in their bid to win over voters across the state.

The Liberal National Party fired the first shot revealing a jobs plan it hopes will create 209,000 jobs over the next six years, especially across regional areas of the state.

The LNP's Jobs for Tomorrow plan will offer financial assistance to employers to double apprentice numbers, create thousands of new training places and offer incentives for cadetships.

Premier Campbell Newman said yesterday the government's plan was about real training for real jobs.

"There are four elements to this plan, but essentially it creates 26,000 additional training opportunities for young Queenslanders," Mr Newman said.

Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk said yesterday that if Labor were to win the upcoming poll she would slash the number of government ministers from 19 to 14, which she claimed would save $27million. …

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