Quote of the Day:

Campbell Newman

  • It is all very well and it sounds very seductive to say we are going to have harmonisation of regulations, but for example the way that funds are distributed around the states these days, you are positively penalised if you actually want to have say a lower payroll tax or sort of conditions.
  • The idea that we are not going to look after the Great Barrier Reef, which is just a wonderful tourism resource that it can be just for one example - we are not going to look after it, we won't have tight environment regulation, is frankly just not true.
  • The carbon tax is the single biggest rolled gold example of Federal Labor not listening.
  • What happened in Queensland is that people are facing high unemployment relative to other states - 5.7 per cent when I last checked.
  • We have been spending beyond our means, we are going to focus on the projects that we committed to in the election but importantly if there is additional projects or new things that come up they have to have a business case, they have to work and they can't impose financial stress on families and private individuals and businesses.
  • I want a minister to be in charge of a line department so they have clear political accountability.
  • Well, something is happening in Queensland that is not happening anywhere else.
  • Government and politics isn't like a reality TV show. It's not about voting the bad guys out of the house. You know, it's about what do we need to take our country or our state or our city forward? And people, frankly, would be well advised to really get back into understanding politics.
  • The carbon tax is the single biggest rolled gold example of Federal Labor not listening.
  • We should look at the Twitter records of Andrew Fraser. Clearly, the ship was on remote control, because he spent all of his time on Twitter. He used to Twitter in the chamber. He used to Twitter at night. He used to Twitter probably in bed at home, but I am not going to go any further there.