The LNP Opposition arrived in Longreach this week to listen to the community and fight for better services for the bush.
The Shadow Cabinet travelled to the heart of Queensland’s outback to hear about its unique challenges and opportunities.
MPs spoke with locals throughout the visit who consistently raised issues such as healthcare, rising crime, the cost of living and housing.
They attended a briefing with the region’s mayors who highlighted the challenges of attracting workers to regional Queensland and the importance of empowering local governments.
It’s clear Longreach is a leader when it comes to regional tourism and the team wanted to learn more about this incredible local industry.
MPs held a roundtable with business owners and visited local tourism providers to hear their experiences firsthand of working in the tourism sector in the bush.
Leader of the Opposition David Crisafulli said the visit had been a major success.
“Our LNP Team is committed to listening to Queenslanders across the state and that’s why we bring our Shadow Cabinet to places like Longreach,” Mr Crisafulli said.
“Our jam-packed agenda gave locals, business owners, industry leaders and mayors the chance to be heard.
“We know the community is facing serious issues like water security, rising power bills and a lack of housing.
“We are focused on driving the change that’s required to solve these problems.
“We are committed to finding real solutions for Queenslanders wherever they live across our state.
“On behalf of my entire team, I want to thank the people of Longreach for having us this week.”