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People: helping communities thrive​

Issues like limited services and decreasing population have left rural communities more vulnerable than ever, with a lack of health services, workforce shortages, and workplace accidents. Investment in people and reliable services is vital to our communities thriving.

Each issue below is linked to a section of our Strong Regions for a Strong Queensland policy platform (PDF).

Challenge

Rural services, especially health and primary education, are increasingly scarce.

Solution

Increase funding to mobile health
services, aged care, and distance
education programs.

Benefits

Improved health and education outcomes for all Queenslanders, strengthening regional communities.

Challenge

In the last 5 years, 1 in 10 residents of regional Queensland have moved away.

Solution

Facilitate the development of new broadacre industry in the north.​

Benefits

Reverse the flow of migration, by drawing more people and business to remote areas.​

Challenge

Workforce shortages cause losses of productivity.

Solution

Work with industry to promote agriculture in all schools and deliver more regionally accessible
agricultural training.

Benefits

Workers are better able to benefit from rewarding career opportunities in agriculture.

Challenge

Too many farmers are dying in workplace accidents.

Solution

Government to partner with industry to deliver a collaborative education campaign.

Benefits

More farmers and workers go home safely.

Will you stand with regional Queensland?

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