Leaked briefing keeps Queensland MPs on point
A LEAKED document shows the Newman government is continuing its PR push to turn public perceptions around, with this week's plan to again focus on what it considers its education and health successes. Don't believe it? Its ministers will tell you. And tell you. And tell you.
"The Newman LNP government's strong plan to revitalise front line services is delivering Queenslanders better access to health services and better education results," the briefing notes detailing the "message of the week" leaked to Fairfax Media read.
"We're boosting teacher quality, fixing up schools, and ensuring people who need elective surgery or turn up at emergency departments receive care sooner.
"We promised to revitalise front line services and that's exactly what we're doing. Only the LNP has a strong plan for a brighter future for all Queenslanders."
Education is one part of that "strong plan" - when promoting Monday's announcement Queensland school students will now learn another language from Year 5, MPs were reminded to include "learning another language provides students with better communication skills and opens their minds to new ideas".