22 January 2020
Leader Deb Frecklington has launched a petition today calling on Annastacia
Palaszczuk to reverse her government’s disgraceful decision to snub Maleny
Dairies for the Metro North Hospitals supply contract.
Ms Frecklington said Labor’s decision to award the contract to French and
Chinese companies is a slap in the face to Queenslanders.
“Maleny Dairies is proudly Queensland, but they’ve been utterly betrayed by
Labor,” Ms Frecklington said.
“The Palaszczuk Labor Government is anti-Queensland.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk’s ‘Buy Queensland Policy’ is nothing but a three-word
slogan based on false hope.
“There has been an overwhelming response by Queenslanders who think Maleny
Dairies has been dudded by the Palaszczuk Labor Government.
“The LNP is committed to Queensland jobs and we will fight for more Queensland
“This petition will send a strong message to Annastacia Palaszczuk that
Queenslanders won’t tolerate being pushed aside for overseas companies.”
LNP Member for Glass House Andrew Powell said every excuse the
Palaszczuk Government has given doesn’t stack up.
“Maleny Dairies had ongoing discussions with Palaszczuk Government officials,
but none of the issues they are now citing were raised,” Mr Powell said.
Palaszczuk Government used Maleny Dairies to promote their Buy Queensland
policy but then haven’t given them a go.
“We need 10,000 signatures by February 3 to get this debated by the Parliament.
“It is important that this gets debated on the floor because Queenslanders are outraged by the decision.”