Across our state, everyday Queenslanders are struggling to find affordable homes. State schools are underfunded and struggling to find teachers. Crowded, short-staffed regional hospitals are at breaking point.
Yet the Queensland & Federal Labor Governments plans to spend $7 billion on the Olympics and $2.7 billion on a single new stadium.
Instead of using this taxpayer money to demolish and rebuild the Gabba, the government could be using $2.7 billion to:
- Build 6000 new public homes
- Open a maternity unit in every Queensland regional centre that needs one
- Make public transport free for the next seven years
- Build 80 new schools across our state
The Victorian Labor government have scrapped the $7 billion Commonwealth Games, because these funds would be diverted from schools, hospitals and housing. They know that mega events like these are a bad deal for host cities.
Can you send a quick email to your local representative, the Premier and her cabinet and let them know what you would rather see $2.7 billion spent on in your community?