• Caterina Sullivan

What Labor Has Promised to Deliver for the Global Goals in QLD

Saturday October 31 marked the final day for voting in the Queensland Election. It was predicted to be a win for Labor but possibly with a minority government. While votes are still being counted, the Palaszczuk government has won 50 of the 47 seats required to hold government, with a further 2 predicted by the end of the counting.

We are unsure exactly how the parliament will look, but Katter Australia has won three seats, the Greens have won two seats, One Nation has won one seat, and Independent Sandy Bolton has retained Noosa.

The election commitments from Palaszczuk's Labor work strongly towards the achievement of the Global Goals. We have outlined some of the commitments below.

Goal 1: No Poverty

There were no published specific commitments on this goal.

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

There were no published specific commitments on this goal.

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

- New mini-hospitals

Goal 4: Quality Education

- Upgrades to TAFEs across Queensland

Goal 5: Gender Equality

- Free tampons and pads at 120 state schools

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

There were no published specific commitments on this goal.

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

- 50% renewable energy target by 2030

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

- Deliver a budget by the end of November

- $74 million for the tourism sector

- $140 million small business strategy

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

- $1 billion pipeline of train work, including 20 new trains

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

There were no published specific commitments on this goal.

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

- $600 million for local council projects

- Second inland route from Charters Towers to NSW border

- $60 million upgrade to road from Cairns CBD to Barron River

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

There were no published specific commitments on this goal.

Goal 13: Climate Action

The commitments made for renewable energy (Goal 7) will impact this goal.

Goal 14: Life Below Water

- $40 million for Great Barrier Reef projects

Goal 15: Life On Land

- $60 million for 100 new Indigenous Land and Sea rangers and more national parks

Goal 16: Peace, Justice | Strong Institutions

- $20 million increase local police presence

- $624 million over the next five years to increase statewide police presence

Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

- $35 million to establish a statewide marine rescue service

We are excited to see what the next four years have in store for Queensland and her people as we enter into a new administration post-COVID and the impacts it has had on the community.

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