State Election 2020 Scorecard: Services
Queensland Labor scores strongly for their commitments to encouraging health care professionals to the regions, including for counselling and rehabilitation, innovative service delivery options and reducing patient travel costs. More funding for Legal Aid and youth workers has also been promised. Equity of access to education for kids in RRR QLD is also identified but not much detail provided.
The LNP have announced a $1.3 billion plan to boost health services statewide, including 4,500 more workers, improving telecommunications-based service delivery, ensuring local hospitals recruit local health specialists, promoting rural opportunities to recent graduates, and restoring maternity services to Theodore and Chinchilla. They note support for education of geographically isolated children and air conditioning in all classrooms but little detail has been provided to date.
The Green policy is to increase funding of public hospitals, to build more bulk-billed community health clinics, and increased funding to state schools, including free laptops and building new schools in areas of need. No specific regional commitments are identified.
KAP would provide more funding, renal dialysis units and CT Scanners for regional hospitals, specifically including Charters Towers. Further specific information is required, and ONP are yet to announce RRR relevant policies.