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Conversations with industry: Michael Roche

Listening to Queenslanders’ views about fixing the State’s finances has always been a core priority of the Strong Choices campaign. Since releasing the Strong Choices Final Plan in October, the Government has continued those conversations, meeting with a number of key industry leaders to discuss their perspectives on debt and how to deal with it. In the first of a series of blogged conversations, we meet with Michael Roche, Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council.

Asset leasing plan will reduce debt and create jobs

The Queensland Government’s $80 billion debt would be reduced and funds would be freed up for job creating infrastructure under the final Strong Choices plan to lease some government-owned assets. Premier Campbell Newman said the Government had listened to Queenslanders and responded to their feedback about retaining their stake in public assets.

Strong Plan: Prioritising Regional Queensland

Queensland’s regions are facing a brighter future thanks to the strong choices outlined in the 2014-15 State Budget.

Draft Plan of action: Strongest Choice now the Smartest

Treasurer Tim Nicholls today released the Government’s Draft Plan of action to reduce the $80 billion state debt and $4 billion interest bill - the ‘Strongest and Smartest Choice’ for Queensland.

Strong Choices draws 50,000 submissions

More than 50,000 Queenslanders have now made submissions on the Queensland Government's Strong Choices website, recording their choices for paying down the state's $80 billion accumulated debt.