'D-plates' proposed for suspended Queensland drivers

SHOULD suspended dangerous or drunk drivers display red "D-plates" on their cars when they get their licences back?

Should there be a safe haven for mothers to dump their unwanted children?

Should long-term unemployed welfare recipients be randomly drug tested?

Queensland LNP party members will spend the next three days voting on motions such as these to help the government with future policy direction.

Last year the motions included removing climate change from classrooms because they were "environmental propaganda" used to brainwash children and stopping Asian and Aboriginal history lessons at the expense of western history and Christian values.

During the 2012 convention, Premier Campbell Newman said he would consider the motions but he was not committed to enforcing them all.

The Whitsunday Electorate Council has proposed D-plates - similar to the P-plates for probationary drivers - for any driver suspended for excess demerit points, dangerous driving, drink or drug-driving.

The D-plates would be a requirement upon licence resumption and any failure to comply would result in renewal for the same period of suspension.

The Redlands branch of LNP Women wants the government to introduce baby safe havens, allowing birth mothers to "safely and anonymously relinquish their newborn babies without prosecution" and then placing those babies for adoption.

They also want the legal age for buying alcohol from bottle shops to rise to 21 years.

The Young LNP not only wants random illicit drug testing for long-term welfare recipients but asks that parents found positive must nominate another adult to receive the payments on a child's behalf.

The LNP Women's Granite Belt branch wants the State Government "to give serious consideration to increasing the water temperature controls on all hot water systems to a minimum of 60C for health reasons".

Of course, there will be more standard motions put to the vote, too, with the Bundaberg Electorate Council asking for retail energy competition in regional Queensland.

The Dalrymple council is urging the LNP Government not to impose a $90 Emergency Management Fire and Rescue Levy where a Rural Fire Brigade Levy is charged through council rates collection.

The Mansfield council will urge "an incoming Coalition federal government" to undertake a cost-benefit analysis to directly link the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast airports with dedicated rail and/or road connections, including an underground train system.

The Warrego council will urge the Federal Coalition "when in government" to upgrade/increase mobile coverage in regional Queensland and address major black spots.

They also request the Queensland Government increase trespassing penalties from $300 to $1000, give the judiciary power to cancel driving licences for up to three months, and confiscate vehicles in "an effort to help deter rural crime".



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