This thread is only going to end badly.
This thread is only going to end badly.
I find Beazley to be indecisive and feel that he's not really a visionary. I don't know, I've never liked the guy to be honest.Originally Posted by pasag
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Will probably vote Liberals for free public transport, tbh.
Haven't really given it much thought, I'm in a pretty safe Libs seat so it's all a bit "meh".
Also, expecting most state governments to stay in, simply because of the media - not bias or anything, just a lack of coverage. In between elections, state oppositions don't get enough air time unless they pull an embarrassing stunt, or an MP has committed a criminal offence. Publicity is oxygen.
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Don't agree. The goodwill Bridge is great. You can get off the bus at Mater Hill and it's a 10 minute walk (at the most) to the Uni pub at QUT. We've played a few gigs there and the Goodwill Bridge has come in more than handy. Saves going all the way into the city and then walking from the mall out to the Botanical Gardens.Originally Posted by Clapo
Although i think the QLD government should have built a major stadium at the RNA showgrounds, I don't know how anyone can say that building Suncorp Stadium was a waste of money. It is a first class sporting venue and many people say it is the best Rugby League stadium in the world.
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Fair enough that the goodwill bridge may be convenient etc. but jeebers, would've put Health/Education & State-wide roads ahead some bridge, that's cost inflated each week.Originally Posted by Mister Wright
Yes the suncorp stadium may be a 1st class stadium etc. but, again why hasn't such money been poured into health/education & roads. All of which are a helluva lot more important than a freaking football stadium. I'm sure the state could've survived another few years without an upgraded football stadium, and in it's replacement having far better roads, and fixing Repetes mess of a health system.
Sporting Stadiums should be seen as a luxury, not a priority imo. Yes we all love & enjoy them, but as i've said there are far more important issues on hand.
Maybe, fair enough about the bridge, but one was needed. That side of the city was neglected.Originally Posted by Clapo
I think you're way off the mark regarding the Suncorp Stadium. Brisbane, for years lacked a multi-purpose sports stadium. The 'Gabba is an amazing venue, but can really only stage Cricket and AFL. With Brisbane now having a first class and world recognised stadium we can attract the big sporting events which has the potential to bring in massive dollars with seating sales, corporate packages and tourism dollars. Brisbane desperately needed Suncorp Stadium, and although the sentimental hearts won out with it being built at the Lang Park location and not the more viable RNA showgrounds, it is a massive shot in the arm for Brisbane & unltimately QLD.
The state government actually has a budget allocated for a range of needs. You can't simply put 100% of it into "education and roads", because then people will complain about a lack of spending in other areas. I'm entirely supportive of spending on health, education and other basic services, but public works projects don't take up the majority of government spending and are more often than not just an easy scapegoat for people who want to complain about something.Originally Posted by Clapo
That's not to say there are never any public works projects that are overpriced or pointless, but building a bridge and spending money on education aren't mutually exclusive things. I mean, Queensland's spending on health care (for example) has doubled in the last 8 years, and the current budget allocates almost 50% of its total spending to "health care and education". It's not as though these things are going totally neglected.
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So your telling me that tourism, sport & entertainment is more important than the mess of a health system we have at the moment. As with the water situation, and our state roads. All we've seen is a whole lot of dribble from Repeat Beattie about how he's going to fix everything, yet you have to ask yourself, what has he fixed???Originally Posted by Mister Wright
The health system, as i've said time & time again is a disgrace, and doesn't look like improving anytime soon. He's procrastinated about the water issue for 9 years, and in particular the last 2/3 where it was a distinct possiblity that a water shortage is on the cards. He's trying to build the traveston dam, which will solve nothing, as building another dam when there's a water shortage due to the fact that there is a record breaking drought on is in all honesty one of the worst ideas.
Roads west of ipswich are atrocious. Some of which are not suitable of doing the speed limit on. Electricity west of ipswich is pretty much the same. If brisbane had the same number of blackout as those of us on the darling downs you'd know what i was talking about. Last summer, at one stage we had no power due to lack of maintenance 7 out of 12 days. Add to that the fact that otherwise, we would be without power at least once a week, and it's not due to storm damage either.
I understand that, and i understand that they aren't being totally neglected. My point was that there were far more important issues in all of queensland than a stadium. Would've though saving lives etc. should come first. But it seems in this state if your not in brisbane you might as well be in another state.Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
All fair points. But how does putting money into Health, Education and roads equal revenue from putting money into those projects? As Fuller has said there are different budgets for all different departments of government. How do you know that the money being raised from increased use and corporate sponsorship isn't being filtered into health and education? It's not as simple as saying, "can't build a sports stadium because we need to put that money into somewhere else.".Originally Posted by Clapo
My family owns a nursing agency, and from our position the health system in QLD is not as bad as the media beat ups make it to be. Sure, the Health system is not perfect, but it is not as bad as it is being made out.
Fair points. The biggest beef in reality is the fact that all the above issues i raised are a mess outside of brisbane, and due to that fact little gets done about it.
Well, the water issue is a mess in brisbane as well, but the scary thing is that beattie essentially has control over every drop of water in the state, and no idea how to manage it efficiently.
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