QLD Opposition's town hall meetings come to Gladstone

GLADSTONE will be the latest location for the Queensland Opposition's series of town-hall style meetings.

Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk said after the first two successful meetings this month in Townsville and Redcliffe, she would travel to Gladstone this month and encouraged as many locals as possible to register to come along.

She said it was critical the Opposition travelled to as many Queensland regions as possible to hear the diverse range of issues facing Queenslanders under the Newman LNP government.

"From health to the environment to education to the performance of local MPs, Queenslanders have a diverse range of views and I want to hear them," she said.

"What's become very apparent however is the most dominant issue affecting all Queenslanders is the Newman government's determined program of slashing jobs and cutting frontline services.

"Queenslanders are concerned that not only thousands of people are losing their jobs and critical services like health care are being slashed but that LNP MPs who were elected to represent them are not taking the fight up to the government.

"By stark contrast, the Opposition will continue to do just that.

"And these meetings are very valuable in helping us formulate our future policies which we will take to the next state election."

Ms Palaszczuk said the series of town hall-style meetings were critical so the Opposition could get a gauge on the important issues that were affecting Queenslanders.

"I'm keen to hear what the people of Gladstone have to say," she said.

"I'm interested in what affects them and where they see their community into the future."

The meeting will be held at the Gladstone Library on June 19.

Interested people should RSVP to annastacia@qld.alp.org.au



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