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.
Rural services, especially health and primary education, are increasingly scarce.
Increase funding to mobile health
services, aged care, and distance
Improved health and education outcomes for all Queenslanders, strengthening regional communities.
In the last 5 years, 1 in 10 residents of regional Queensland have moved away.
Facilitate the development of new broadacre industry in the north.
Reverse the flow of migration, by drawing more people and business to remote areas.
Workforce shortages cause losses of productivity.
Work with industry to promote agriculture in all schools and deliver more regionally accessible
Workers are better able to benefit from rewarding career opportunities in agriculture.
Too many farmers are dying in workplace accidents.
Government to partner with industry to deliver a collaborative education campaign.
More farmers and workers go home safely.