The Government has always believed Queenslanders deserve to be fully informed about their State’s finances. That is why we launched the Strong Choices information campaign and the People’s Budget tool to help Queenslanders understand the debt challenge.
Through the Strong Choices campaign, over 70,000 Queenslanders have tackled the unprecedented threat to our future prosperity; an $80 billion debt and the $4 billion in interest that we pay each year. While there is no easy way of achieve savings of this magnitude, the Government put three options to the Queensland public; we could significantly increase taxes, reduce services, or lease or sell some assets.
Not everyone will agree with all of the choices we have made about how to fund a strong future for Queensland. But at least Queenslanders now know we can pay for the things we need.
The strongest choice for Queensland is now also the smartest: the one that secures Queensland’s future, without placing an undue burden on Queenslanders.