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It's great to see so many people out today to show their respect and support for those who have served. Lest we forget.The Buderim community were out in strength today to show their respect and support to all those who have served or are still serving.

Thankyou to the many community groups, volunteers, schools, SES, 9 RQR and particularly the Buderim War Memorial Community Association for all your hard work to coordinate today’s commemoration ceremonies.
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Its great to see so many people out today to show their respect and support for those who have served. Lest we forget.

1 day ago

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, 
We will remember them.

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Memories of my dear Dad Watkin John Murphy and how much this day meant to him. 🤝🇦🇺 Still miss him after all these years😥 and to all the brave men .....Lest we forget...

RIP my brother Michael who died in the year I was born, 1944, in the USAF.

Lest we forget

LEST WE FORGET

Lest we forget!

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3 days ago

LNP Leader, Deb Frecklington MP believes we need better services. Palaszczuk just wants more of your money to pay her bills. ... See MoreSee Less

LNP Leader, Deb Frecklington MP believes we need better services. Palaszczuk just wants more of your money to pay her bills.

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Public Servants aren't real jobs. Just recycling tax dollars. Australia needs less government and more private sector

I hope everyone reads this......that’s how labor creates jobs and sends us broke. Worse services for more money.

No one as bad as Campbell lol as for how labor creates jobs look how Turnbull and Team grubs run our country that's how LNP would run our state corrupt as hell.

This is an LNP facebook page so what do you expect other than Labor bashing?

I hope this government isn't doing what Anna Bligh did wasting taxpayers money.

She is useless. Who are the fools who voted for her recently

It's straight out of the Labor play book. The problem is that when they are voted out and real decisions are made to rein in bad spending everybody whinges and cry's that they are losing/ missing out, so the Labor gets back in at the next election for the hand outs to go around once again.

Palasczuk just does what her Union Masters tell her to do. They want to make the QLD a closed union shop

Another corrupt Labor fool, no doubt they would all be ex-Union crooks!

Unfortunately LNP aren’t giving us an alternative. When all sides at all levels start governing for the people instead of the puppet masters and their back pockets we can start moving forward.

Queensland has more than 40,000 too many public servants. Vast majority of these in administration and upper management.

What is interesting is the bulk of the LNP cuts in 2012 were the workers at Ao2 to Ao5 level. Thing is when the operational work wasn’t being done in early 2013. What did the Lnp gov do hire agency, casual & consultants. All costed twice as much. Deb was the right hand of the Premier when this happened. Just saying don’t throw stones at glass houses.

Why is anyone surprised? It's the labor way.

The biggest problem with Qld. last state election, it was voted on by the peoples hate towards the federal leader, not state issues. Also the lies about the Adani Mine and the Lnp state leader of the time..

Always rewarding Labor Mates a LA dud Beattie!

Good old Labour. They hire & then the economic savvy LNP fires

One looks and acts like a Premier should. The other one just buys more votes. Tell us Anna, just how many doctors at 200k plus did you employ out of the 4000 highly paid fat cat jobs you created?

100% correct on Palaszczuk, she needs to go... The thing is will Queenslanders see what she’s done, 🙄🙄🙄🙄

Lazy labor!! Don’t work for it just introduce more taxes!! Then waste it!!

Your absolutely right, Pamela Daniel we should in fact send all or taxa and our wages to the banks instead, you know, to get them through these lean times for them......ffs

Well it is Labor, what else do you expect?

Qld,Victoria voter's are senile allowing them get back in .

Ask the nurses at Townsville Hospital about the huge layers of bureaucracy they have to deal with. The new staff are not health professionals

Building the Lefty Army!

Time for a Switzerlands style Peoples Referendum to remove politicians who cant act with integrity and honesty. Goodbye Anna

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4 days ago

GOLDOC Bonuses
The 5 top Commonwealth Games Executives pocketed $650,000 worth of bonuses. Do you think they deserved that much extra cash?
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Paid for a job, stuffed it up and get paid extra, No wonder the State is in a mess.

Should be taken back & shared amongst all the small businesses that lost trading on their 2nd busiest periods of the year. Closed roads, chased locals out of town, scared tourists away with scaremongering. Then to have buffoon Beattie & the Goldoc chairmen deflect any criticism. WHAT A JOKE.

You have to be joking if it was the private sector they would have been fired for failing. Beattie will now stuff the NRL. He will then apologise say the buck stops with him and escape any repercussions for his failure. Then get another big paying tax payer funded job. WOFTAM!!!!

ALP supporting their bloody mates yet again for yet another ordinary performance! I feel for the local business that have really struggled during these 2+ weeks of the games.

Now we know why the tickets were so costly we had to feed the pigs at the trough! Go and stuff up the NRL now Beattie!

How are these salaries dreamed up? Peters has already got $430k per year for 6 years. The entire job can only be judged on the result. Full marks for stadiums and facilities being finished. As far as the public transport for the opening ceremony is concerned it was a huge fail. Peters insults to the people who’d bought tickets and followed instructions to use public transport in good faith should have ended his position there end then, however he went on to say to the people who’d bought tickets for the closing ceremony, the closing ceremony was a glitch and you need to move on. Peters has demonstrated he couldn’t give a hoot about the good people who bought tickets. He is a rude individual and should not receive any more money what so ever. I believe in all conscious he knows he’s milked it and he shouldn’t take another payment. I think the same can be said for the other executives. The games shouldn’t be milked by these blokes.

No. Should have been performance based with the public holding up the score cards. Teflon Pete does it again.

Should have been distributed amongst the athletes who earnt it - not the scumbags who stuffed up the closing ceremony!!

You r kidding me. Oh yeah that’s my taxes your using. They should b in jail for theft. Come on people wake up , we have to do something otherwise we will be paying paying and paying. Vote for none of the above and boot them all out.

Blatant corruption at highest level. Thieves and liars incompetent untrustworthy pirates who are allowed to openly rob the state of unknown amounts of money. No matter what we say they will go on robbing us as long as they want. It’s a pot of gold for their taking. No justice No lawful investigation No honor. No government No hope

The day of bonuses should be scrapped...they get them whether they make a profit or loss...the americans scored $46 million which should have remained in australia.....so i suppose someone had a generous amount of money put into an account in the Cayman Is or Barbados or treated to a royal holiday in the US. Jimbo x

Will the Liberal Party FORCE the banks and financial institutions to PAY FOR the Royal Commission, AND pay back ALL the money STOLEN from customers.? Answer = no = spineless

Of course the bludgers deserved the bonuses. (Like hell) These executives were able to be paid it through all the wonderful people who volunteered their time for free. They are nothing but leeches on our society. As we are seeing every day, the big end of town have a lot to answer for.

Why does this happen. Put them on a salary with no bonuses. The money should be spent on the games for athletes and community to enjoy the games. Give the businesses a bonus for what they lost over this period of time.

This is complete and utter madness. Its not sending a good message - stuff things up and you get a bonus. Not how it normally works.

Only Labor could come up with this idea. Beattie alone was grossly overpaid . Bet he doesn't return it. His next employer best watch out.

Never forget Noonan does all the ALP openers and love fests she got the job not for her ability but her affiliation

Labor corrupt practices coming out again... paladud needs to step down over this farce.. minister for the games, Kate jones, suddenly gone missing.... she needs to be sacked....

Bonuses for what both opening and closing ceremonies were a disgrace. If anyone should get bonuses it should be shared among the athletes. THEY MADE THE GAMES which were fabulous and what about the volunteers they worked tirelessly for nothing nothing more than their wages or salary should be paid to the CEOS

Give out" free tickets" to the poor people. They didn't need that money---- what a terrible" opening " and "closing" of the games.I bet school children could have done much better job

Never, enormous subterfuge , bonuses for doing your job, wondered when something was going to be said, it has been a closed camp, heads have to roll, hidden commissions and brown paper bags, who's answerable to who??

Omg ur kidding give it back to the small businesses that were made close, an to the spectators that wasted there money at the opening an closing ceremonies what a joke

Without knowing the Contract details it is hard to state but if they did deliver a positive outcome then they are entitled under the Contract. It seems excessive and it raises the concern about the negotiations. The CC was a disaster but the success of the games in results was outstanding. I wasn’t there but I presume it ran well. This bonus situation has been put on question due to the CEO of companies getting massive salaries despite poor performance and the Banking Royal Commission Fiasco. Not a good look bearing in mind the current climate though . It comes down to performance and delivery and contractual obligation.

I don’t think we have been told what their actual wage was, let alone get a bonus! They deserve nothing. Bet Mr Beattie pocketed millions.

No more bonuses - leave it in the coffers and give the customers a better deal..... reduce interest rates and fees..... improve interest on accounts - just do anything for the customers

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1 week ago

Genderbread in schools
The Genderbread program was banned in NSW schools. It's disgusting and should not be taught to Queensland students.
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Oh my god I am so disgusted but not surprised about the negative comments on here. So how many of you actually understand what you are enraged over? When you work with LGBTI communuty all of the time you see the effects that comments like the ones on this post has on people. You simply have no understanding about sexuality and gender identity. You have no understanding of the mental health effects that your comments have on people. You may think it's 'pc crap' or 'the world has gone mad' but for once can you stop thinking about how you feel?? Put yourself in the position of a young person struggling with their sexuality or gender identity? This is what this is about. Another person's life. What would you say to your child if they were questioning or struggling? Would you ignore it, try to educate yourself and help them or go to their funeral a few years later with big regrets because they have committed suicide? The LNP cannot on one hand say they support the LGBTI community then come up with this fear based propaganda.

They want to break down the family unit ....Watch for more child suicides because they won't know who they are!

They are small minority who would like this, it is time the Government worked for the majority of the taxpayers.

A Yes vote in the SSM postal survey also meant a Yes to implementing safe schools. My source? Lyle Shelton, Tony Abbott, Eric Abetz and Cory Bernardi. They constantly told us this was the case. Surely they weren't conflating two completely separate issues for political gain. Perish the thought.

This country has gone stupid, or is it only the Labor party?

This gender nonsense has no place in the classroom

Grace Grace - Education Minister, this is not inclusive and supportive program for the children who will be confused by the 'Genderbread Person' or who feel uncomfortable and disturbed at being asked such personal and intimate questions - therefore it is not inclusive at all! How would you feel if you went to a compulsory event (as school is) such as Parliament, and someone with power over you (such as in this instance school teachers) asked you to explain your personal sexual and identity preferences in such a intimate way?? I would think that the person asking you these questions would be on sexual harassment charges, and yet you think this is not bullying our vulnerable children? We may have had a debate in this country about marriage equality, but this is not about marriage - this is about CHILDREN! People of Australia, stand up and say NO!! Enough is enough.

If kids weren't confused about their sexuality before this, they certainly would be after.

It absolutely should be banned ...imcompetent people in a position to brain wash young impressionable students . I have contacted my LNP State MP to express my concerns and I am sure those of many other adults .

READING and WRITING first, might be a good outcome. I’d really like to know how many of our incredible teachers would really want to teach this in the first place.

Typical labor party... always pleasing the minorities at the expense of the majorities... god help us if they win federally...

I live in one of Australia's most conservative electorates and thankfully this hate material is not represntive of the majority of people where I live. Sadly though the hate material written here is not being addressed by the party leaders, so one can only therefor draw the conclusion that they are supportive of such views. Hence the reason why this party are in opposition.

Are schools not a of educational rescores where we send our children to learn and prepare them for the world and life after school? Reality is that there are students, teachers and parents and generally people who have a different sexual orientation or gender identity and that ok, and teaching children about this not only teaches them about them about how different one can be, it teaches them that it is ok to be who you are. Gone are the old days where we assumed an identity from the sex organs we are born with. We now are understanding that sexual and gender identity are more complex. Those of you who are against this like the LNP are poorly educated on the subject and the LNP are playing on emotions for votes.

Graceless Grace is an evil social engineer and should be banned from being near our children. There is no place for the misfits in the labor party and the greens to be with or near our children

Getting this straight. We don’t teach children what Truth is? Holy crap, this Nazi party wants to condition children to living the LNP lies. 1 term in 20 years eh? This party of evil can stay right where they are, OUT!

You clowns are a joke. You've got no real policies so you bully queer and trans kids. Absolutely pathetic. Enjoy being in opposition for a very long time.

Grace grace what does marriage equality have to do with LGBT gender fluid ideology being taught in Mitchelton high school or in any school. I thought the same sex marriage vote was about love is love. The people didnt give permission with that vote to teach the LGBT gender bender ideology not based on any scientific fact in schools. That vote was a Trojan horse.

Why does the LNP hate LGBTI kids? It's a voluntary program. The LNP should hang their heads in shame.

If the weirdos want their own kids taught this perverted crap then do it at home and leave the normal ones out of it.

Do the LNP support LGBTI young people? Your latest string of posts would suggest otherwise

You're who are disgusting. I'm appalled that in this country political parties can conduct themselves this way. You should be ashamed.

Here is an idea, if the Queensland LNP took a much more inclusive and progressive approach to matters affecting the LGBTIQ community, then perhaps there might be another chance of winning another election in Queensland? LGBTIQ Queenslanders and their families and friends are still reeling in shock after Campbell Newman took office in 2012 and cost thousands of Queenslanders their jobs in their cutbacks, and also stripped Queensland Health funding to some of our NGOs who supported the health and well being of our communities. We are all voters and so are those who support us. We do not forget the past so easily. And if this is the view that the LNP has towards LGBTIQ inclusion in schools and education and the removal of government policies that cause serious human rights violations, then my fear is this will just harm the LNP in any future elections. But if that is the route you want to take, then so be it. Just don't expect the trans and gender diverse community to just sit there quietly and cop this type of hostile abuse either. We will call it out and report it at every opportunity. We know not all liberals are not so ignorant and uneducated on these matters and we would like to appeal to their senses and good morals to do what is right for our communities and cease and desist with the hostile transphobic attacks on the trans and gender diverse communities. I am truly blessed and very grateful that I have such a great ally and friend in the Hon Warren Entsch MP, my local federal LNP representative who gives me the hope that not all members of the LNP will adopt the same position that the Queensland leader has just taken on law reforms for our community. Tim Wilson - Federal Liberal Member for Goldstein former commissioner for the Australian Human Rights Commission is another great LNP member and a true ally to our community. So I want to make a personal appeal to all the progressive members of the Queensland LNP to take the time to get to know some trans and gender diverse and intersex Queenslanders to learn more about who we really are as a part of our society. We are not sexual perverts or predators who anybody should ever fear, and we live normal lives, right next door to many of you, some of our community already teach and support many of you already in many different professional roles. So come and have a talk with us before making any further comment, because we're positive that you will find that a pretty cool bunch of people to get to know, and not the people we are often painted up to be. These are human rights issues that need bipartisan support. So please be sensible here. This is all we ask. I'm here anytime for anyone willing to have a civil conversation with anyone. Just don't come at me with ignorance, abuse or threats because I do not suffer fools for very long I assure you. Best regards, Melody Moore Founder / Convener Trans Health Australia

Leave. Trans. Kids. Alone. The only people hurting children are the LNP. Trans kids exist, why must you make their lives harder?

just stop your scurrilous claims against us transgender folk poste haste.... I am Transgender and are extremely disappointed that you are taking this line....

Funny how anyone who complains about the social engineering of the Left Wing Extremists who pander to the extreme minorities is degraded as a Right Wing Extremist. Isn't it time the mad misfit Lefties take into consideration what the majority of Australians feel and please don't front up with the great debate on gay marriage. That who thing was based on a lie because as soon as they won the vote they set about destroying the rest of civilisation as we know it

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We can't sit by while the radical left imposes their twisted views on kids' gender, trying to change our society. ... See MoreSee Less

We cant sit by while the radical left imposes their twisted views on kids gender, trying to change our society.

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This is NOT the radical left by any measure - this is the current state of academic understanding on these issues. It is NOT a party political issue - we need bipartisan support for the LGBTI community. I look after people who were misgendered at birth because they had conditions such as Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome - this is a medical condition - look it and learn why the simplistic binary shown above is simply WRONG. Immense harm is done to people - including my patients - by the crude brutality displayed here.

Its pretty straightforward. Your child has a penis, it's a male. A vagina, its a female. As such, their birth certificate records this. Once old enough to talk and think for themselves, they can make any necessary amendments.

No such thing as 'Non-Binary! Gender is all about Chromosomes! Two X's you are Female, XY, you are Male! Gender has nothing to do with Sexuality.

Perhaps we should introduce another category to drivers licences too. As well as “male” and “female” we should include “leftard” to indicate those with a lower level of intelligence and common sense to the rest of us...

We are either male or female and even Labor or the ratbag Greens can’t change that.

Honestly the fact that any person with a basic level of intelligence can agree that it is the best interest of the child to not define the child as male or female just goes to show how limited intelligence can be. it's our responsibility as parents to protect our children we all agree with this, i cannot see how creating confusion at such a early stage can do any good for a child who has to fit into a normal society. now whats normal well i can tell you all until we breed without the opposite sex and create a warped alternative society, then normal is what nature has given ( male & female). We can all play games with nature but the honest reality is that there are only three sexes male ,female and confused , but i am not sure in this agruement whether the child is confused at birth or the parents are. However if someone put an argument that being undecided could bring some better tax subsidies to parents then there is a sound commercial decision to leave it undecided, now thats intelligence.

Make provisions for the few to change their birth certificate to gender neutral when they have turned 18. For the other 99.9999% male or female as denoted by birth will be fine.

Non-binary is a gender identity, so can someone tell me how the Liberal party imagines doctors might ask a newborn infant how it identifies its gender? This is some fear-mongering illogicality and if you can't spot the problem with it then I guess the LNP can count on your vote come election time.

The Qld discussion paper being referred to is related to people who self-identify as another gender or even a non-gender- not the registration at birth of children who will still be identified as either male or female. It is about whether people should be allowed to have the gender changed on their birth certificate to reflect how they identify themselves. Other states have already gone through the discussion process with a couple of states adopting the changes and others rejecting the changes. The Federal Department of Human Services already allows gender self-identification in their records. Not sure how I stand on this one - probably a few issues to be considered.

Are you still insisting on voting for this backward party Shell...ANY party is better than these arsehats

Obviously a government that has nothing to offer but create chaos, confusion, identity crisis, identity politics, more division, bureau crazy, for their power and control. How should we refer to Anna Pilbisack, a she, he, ze, it??? Imagine when we need to describe, report, a missing person etc??? What a total utter disgrace. Truly sad, a tragedy to see our leader becoming so retrograde beyond the unimaginable. A case of destruction of ourselves, our identity, values, of society, traditional, family, community values. This is pure assassination of who we are as people, so that a selective elitist, power hungry group of people can control us by messing with our heads, thoughts, beliefs.

The LNP in all states has completely lost their sh**. Earlier today they’re saying they want to introduce a bill to bring back gay conversation torture, now this, btw which isn’t even an ALP issue at the moment, and certainly not for for babies, they made it up.Haha. The 1950’s are coming back to a vengeance!

I don't see why birth certificates should mention gender, but they should definitely have sex, and I don't see why there shouldn't be an option for those that are intersex. It's not just a PC thing, it's an actual medical condition for those who have indeterminate sex characteristics. This seems far more humane than arbitrarily allocating a sex to newborns.

Straight out of the Cambridge Analytical play book. An emotional issue with emotional wording to divide the community. Trump would be proud of your efforts. No substantive policies to help with mental disorders, no policies regarding issues that ARE effecting the community. You will stay in opposition for a very long time unless start doing the hard yards and not soft options.

People seem to forget, Male and female are your SEX not your GENDER. Your sex is biological. Your gender is psychological. Personally my GENDER is genderfluid. My SEX is FEMALE. There is a difference.

Why is gender so important? Because gender is the basis of discrimination. Who profits from gender discrimination? Male dominated societies. Men can be men when there is a female underclass. A genderless society would eliminate one of the greatest sorrows of our time.

Well, why did you sit back & not have a single LNP leader attend the Anti-safe schools Rally's yesterday in three State Capitals ?

There is a great deal of dispute over the number of births involving ambiguous genitalia, just as there is about how we define the term "intersex". That said, no one disputes that some children are born with ambiguous genitalia. My understanding is that few if any physicians today suggest sex assignment surgery for children, much less infants. It seems to me we should leave room for these children in our society and leave the decision as to what goes on a birth certificate to the parents and their medical advisors. The rest of us have no voice in the matter.

For Gods sake the bloody government should run the state and make important decisions. They have not got the brains to make any decisions, all they do is start another inquiry because they have not got a clue, how many advisers have they got now ??? so they come up with bloody stupid ideas to keep them selves busy.

Is this another Lefty agenda coming from same sex marriage... I knew there would be fallout over this but wasn’t expecting this one! Just makes me realise how ridiculous we are becoming as a society... can’t stand Palaszczuk..

So when does a non-binary come of age, to decide or is it forever a non-binary adult and choose Willy or Nilly as the fancy 'takes' trial runs. Do they have a Ceremony of Coming Out and getting a Certificate of Designated, not to or still able to swing?

Really? I disagree, the proposed law simply doesn't go far enough. I think all children born should be assigned a gender neutral number as their name at birth. Preferably Base 16 Hexadecimal format, just like mine: "3f50dfa5200ff942c3025fe22b1c240f9da38976d7e5072f3dc4763fab3b1b82". It'll make their registration and tracking by the politburo much more streamlined. Very presumptuous of these overbearing parents to name a non-binary child Brigette or Raymond don't you think?

Puddleducks at it again. Must be relying on the weirdo votes to get back into power. So many non thinking voters going for the greatest welfare party.

Always knew Anastasia was unintelligent but this is beyond the pale. Male and female are the two sexes since time began. How does one explain straight science to the dumb? I am left dumbfounded!

That's not scientifically accurate. There are dozens of intersex conditions, why would you force the poor child to have to change their gender later on when it turns out the doctor picked wrong. That's awful. Why are you doing that to children?

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1 week ago

Closing Ceremony Disgrace
Labor Premiers, Peter Beattie and Annastacia Palaszczuk made the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony all about their own self indulgent egos and not about the athletes. It was a disgrace.
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This was a once in a lifetime event. Why didn't channel 7 start their news earlier, and play that stupid prerecorded cooking show at a different time?

Didn’t Beatie get paid $300,000 for this job, can he give it back?

Just watched Kate Jones, Qld Minister for the Commonwealth Games on Fox News. She hardly drew breath stating how wonderful the games were and what a big success the whole thing was. Everything went beautifully according to her and Peter Beattie is a treasure! May now have to hold a tick a tape parade to acknowledge Kurt Fearnley and all athletes! Two billion dollars and they couldn’t get it right! She said they didn’t know the athletes were not going to be shown, when they were ushered into the ground in the dark! And she is the Labor Minister for the games! Wow, how bad is that!

What a shame our athletes weren't shown in the closing ceremony and so much Indigenous history was shown.I am not against showing this but they had enough shown in the opening ceremony and why were all the opening and closing ceremonies given to an American company instead of an Australian company.I'm sure they could have done just as good a job as they didn't get it right anyway

Not really very surprised, Labour made it about them and not the games or athletes. Just another fine example of an out-of-touch government and ex government officials. Made Australia and Qld look like an absolute joke.

Beattie is so up himself now he is playing the scapegoat how long will it take people to realise it’s what he has always done

Seems to me the mistake was made when Beattie was given the job. He was always apologising about things he buggered up. The Smart State number plates, the ambulance tax on your power bill. The list goes on. It doesn’t really surprise me that he buggered this up too.

I watched a fantastic sporting advent over 11 days. I attended a number of events and enjoyed them immensely. Australia won the event and our Gold Coast looked amazing. All I read about is people annoyed at politicians and tv stations. They disappoint me on a daily basis. Let’s focus on the vast positives we witnessed.

What else should you expect, particularly with an American in charge. The Commonwealth was forgotten in both the opening and closing ceremonies.

How about we stop the blame game and praise the athletes for their achievements. Yes they stuffed up. But hey Queensland won 85 medals. That so incredible

I don't know why he ,Beatie was given the job. He broke Qld .As they call him a media tart. Its always about him.

Didn't realize the Lord Mayor of Birmingham was a Qld Labor person... or the head of the CGF. LNP - playing politics because there is nothing else to do....

Totally agree with these two. As a champion swimmer Jo had every right to be furious. So glad that she the initiative to speak out.

Watched some of the closing ceremony awful. It was a paid for music concert, and a bad one. What is it with pc. That all girl group sang" we are sisters"....what has that got to do with all the hard work both male and female athletes put in.. Oh so only the females were strong..horrible.

Once Beattie was give the Chairman's job, the games became all about Beattie and getting himself in the media. He is doimg the same with the NRL Commission. Beattie can definitely talk the talk but he has shown consistently he does not have the practical intelligence to walk the walk. It is a shame that politicians become the puppets of thier factional Union leaders and give roles based on factional allegiances rather than ability to complete the task.

He was a disgusting waste of money. An embarrassment to our athletes, their honour and Australia..now the present Premier is not happy with the organizers and she has only got to look at her former colleague for his disastrous ability to run the Games and who is going to be running the National Rugby League..OMG.

At the end of the day the inescapable fact is that the Games were a party we couldn’t afford to throw and the embarrassing fact is that we apparently used our best and brightest to organise and oversee this unaffordable party and they turned out to be Beattie, Jones and the Polishchick...... we the unwilling led by the unqualified.

So true mum...felt like i was watching Australian Idol. The Veronicas were terrible and skanky dressed...no idea who the other amateur singers were! The stupid poems and long speeches were boring...switched channels...disgusting

When you put Queensland’s largest ever Media Tart in charge of an event like this you’d have to be kidding yourself that he would not make himself front and centre for as long as he possibly could. Why have any focus on the athletes when you can watch Beattie crap on telling us how good he is. Now watch him work his magic for the NRL.

I guess we just had to have an American company running the opening and closing ceremonies because we are not smart enough. I would have done it for nothing

Fairs fair... 7 knew what was happening but chose to show a cooking show instead of the event. Beattie also took the blame on the chin and did not pass the buck. Leave politics out of sport please!!!

I fell asleep watching it, some of it was great other parts boring and they left out the most important people, shame as the athletes was what the games was all about

Why are we encouraged to forgive cricketers but bag all of the people who truely thought they were making the right decision for the games? Congratulations to our athletes and our competitors we are so proud of you all.

Doubt the lnp would have done anything different as it was all left in the hands of the organising committee. Instead of beattie we probably would have had santo.

Totally agree with Johanna Griggs she said it beautifully it was a disgrace and slap in face for all athletes very sad ending to a great comm games

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2 weeks ago

Public Service continues to grow
The Queensland public service continues to grow, yet services aren't getting better.
Under Labor ambulance ramping is back, crime is rampant and we don't have enough train drivers.
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Anything to fudge the unemployment figures Anna. It’s like Groundhog Day labor floods the public service wonder if that’s got to do with the union membership numbers, liberals come in clean it out and get crucified for doing it. And again labor gets in and it’s the start all over again. Wonder why we are in debt the worst state debt.

socialist governments do this always, grow the government and cripple themselves with inefficiency, if Government had to make a profit or get the sack , well thats just a pipe dream isn't it

Can anyone please list the Turnbull Governments 5 major achievements. TIA

and this is why we need to educate the people on preferential voting next time,,So many ignorant voters out there didn't realise their "second" choice would have such an impact and look what happened we got this useless gov't for 3 years..

It’s called buying lifelong Labor voters. They’ll vote Labor forever to keep their lifelong public sector “job”.

Ridiculous. That’s how they create jobs. Put more people on to do nothing.

I could tell you a story or 2 about a particularly useless section!! People being paid over $100k a year to drink coffee.

So very easy just to pad out the public service than to provide "real" jobs but that is what this government is all about taking the "easy way out" with very few real decisions made.

And it takes up to 12 weeks to get your Patient Travel money.What are these public servants doing.I think nothing.

And to add to the story, people from refugee base are given priority for employment. I was told this from a person in QldRail Human Resources.

Yep! False sense of economy to up immigration and then public services to cover said immigration influx. The average tax-payer is no better off with service times then 5 years ago!!!

Comments about boosting the public service but not creating real jobs, public service is police,nurses,school teachers,ambulance,fire fighters,train drivers,in fact any one paid by the government. These are real jobs. And remember the Newman LNP government sacked thousands of these public servants while in office.

ha ha who voted them back in . when cambell newmen came to power , he said the party is over and the bleeding hearts and do gooders could not handle a few home truths . hopefully qld will wake up to what this goverment is doing to qld .[ destroying it .] I have friends who work in the public service and they will tell your 80% off the people who work with them you wouldnt give them a drink of water on a hot day . sitting around doing nothing .

You lost two elections in a row. Give. It. A. Rest. There is a reason why you lost.

Are these 'jobs' necessary jobs or are they just to lower unemployment numbers?

Of course the LNP are perfect when in opposition but the last time in government under Newman they were a total bloody train wreck.

Under the LNP hospitals were understaffed, public servants all lost their jobs and Qld lost valuable, experience people to help deliver services.

Labor Losers!

What a disaster.

We need a change of government sooner than later. Money is being wasted.

dog whistling again LNP. you really are a hateful party.

Who the hell is Deb Frekligton???

What do you expect? It’s Labor!!

Hopeless

Labor are thieves!

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