PLATFORM

"As a nurse of over 30 years experience I know the importance of access to high quality health care.  I am also a proud father of two daughters and value their ability to access excellent public education.  That is why I will always fight for better services for our community.  I am proud our government has restored frontline services, including more teachers, nurses, doctors and police in our community.  But most of all I am proud to be able to work alongside great people to build our local community."
KEY LOCAL ISSUES

Joe Kelly is proud to be part of a government that is delivering reduced power prices and investing in our state's future energy needs through the Powering Queensland Plan.

A re-elected Labor government will:

  • support households with no-interest loans to help install more solar energy

  • return dividends to consumers through a $50 rebate each year on electricity bills

  • direct Stanwell Corporation to put downward pressure on wholesale prices

  • back renewable energy with investment in key projects creating the jobs of the future

This is all possible because we did not sell our assets and have retained control for all Queenslanders.

DELIVERING AFFORDABLE ENERGY

Joe Kelly is proud to be part of a government that is delivering better public transport through delivering reduced public transport fares, allowing more people to access services, and investing in key infrastructure, such as the Cross River Rail, ensuring we have the services needed for our future.

A re-elected Labor government will:

  • deliver the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project increasing local public transport capacity

  • deliver the Queensland Cycling Strategy promoting active transport, including over $50 million invested in extending the V1 beltway through Greenslopes

  • continue to ensure public transport fares remain affordable for all users

BETTER PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The Palaszczuk Government is committed to ensuring every child in Queensland has access to the best education so they have the opportunity to develop the skills needed for success in the future. 

 

Joe Kelly is proud to be part of a government that is delivering on the Advancing Education Plan, investing in teachers and schools, building both skills and facilities, to deliver a world class education for all students.

A re-elected Labor government will:

  • deliver over $700 million capital investment in school infrastructure

  • provide a teacher aide in every prep classroom across our state

  • construct a new hall at Cavendish Road State High School, and new classrooms at Greenslopes State School

  • support the learning and quality of teachers with over $100 million invested in professional learning

BACKING LOCAL SCHOOLS

MORE LOCAL JOBS

The recent Queensland budget has delivered additional support for local small businesses to help them prepare and take advantage of the opportunities of the future. 

 

Joe Kelly is proud to be part of a government that is supporting small business to connect with researchers to drive innovation, as well as providing over $3 million as part of the Accelerate Small Business program to allow businesses to access high-level expertise to shape their future growth.

The Palaszczuk Labor government has delivered over 115,000 jobs for Queenslanders since being elected through:

Skilling Queenslanders for Work

This program has seen more than 10,000 people re-enter the workforce, and a further 2,500 enter training.  Skilling Queenslanders for Work provides support for long-term unemployed, young people, and people with a disability to re-engage with the workplace and develop the skills necessary to gain meaningful employment.

Back to Work Boost

The Back to Work Boost provides a financial incentive for local business to give a job to a person just starting out in the workplace or those that are long-term unemployed.  We know how important recent experience is in gaining access to long-term employment.  The Back to Work Boost has given the break necessary for over 6,000 people to get back into work.  Joe Kelly is proud to have advocated expansion of this program to our community.

Queensland Housing Strategy

Delivering over 5,000 new social housing residence across Queensland, the 10-year Queensland Housing Strategy aims to increase social and affordable housing supporting the most vulnerable in our community. This $1.8 billion investment is also creating thousands of local jobs through building and construction of these new residences.

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