LNP https://lnp.org.au Liberal National Party of Queensland Thu, 11 Jun 2015 06:12:49 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 Nominations opened in 11 Federal Seats https://lnp.org.au/media-release/nominations-opened-in-11-federal-seats/ https://lnp.org.au/media-release/nominations-opened-in-11-federal-seats/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 02:19:07 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17549 The LNP has opened nominations for candidates to stand at the next federal election in the following seats.

  • Bonner
  • Bowman
  • Brisbane
  • Capricornia
  • Dawson
  • Forde
  • Herbert
  • Hinkler
  • Longman
  • Petrie
  • Ryan

In accordance with the LNP’s democratic Constitution every seat is opened to nominations ahead of every election.

Prospective candidates seeking more information or to request an application, email preselection@lnp.org.au or call 07 3844 0666.

Download the LNP Media Release – Nominations

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Expressions of Interest called in 7 Federal Seats https://lnp.org.au/media-release/expressions-of-interest-called-in-7-federal-seats/ https://lnp.org.au/media-release/expressions-of-interest-called-in-7-federal-seats/#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 06:16:55 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17541 The LNP is calling for expressions of interest from Queenslanders interested in standing as an LNP candidate at the next federal election.

The party is looking for candidates with a commitment to building a safer, more prosperous Australia and who share the LNP’s values that include reward for effort and providing opportunity for all.

“If you’re ready to serve your community, if you share our Party’s vision and values, and if you want to help build a better future for all Australians, then the LNP would like to hear from you,” State Director Brad Henderson said.

Expressions of interest are being sought for the following seats:

  • Blair
  • Griffith
  • Kennedy
  • Lilley
  • Moreton
  • Oxley
  • Rankin

Expressions of interest close on Friday, 19 June 2015.

For more information or to request an application, email preselection@lnp.org.au or call 07 3844 0666.

Download the LNP Media Release – EOI’s for 7 Federal Seats

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Borbidge Sheldon Election Review https://lnp.org.au/news/borbidge-sheldon-election-review/ https://lnp.org.au/news/borbidge-sheldon-election-review/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 04:17:17 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17533 LNP President Bruce McIver and Parliamentary Leader Lawrence Springborg discuss the Borbidge Sheldon Election Review.

Preview the Borbidge Sheldon Election Review here

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100 Days of Labor https://lnp.org.au/news/100-days-of-labor/ https://lnp.org.au/news/100-days-of-labor/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 01:16:46 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17495 May 25th marked 100 days of a Labor Government with no idea and no plan for Queensland.

Inexperienced ministers making it up as they go along, union bosses calling the shots and business confidence down.

Watch and share this video

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LNP calls for nominations in The Gap Ward https://lnp.org.au/news/lnp-calls-for-nominations-in-the-gap-ward/ https://lnp.org.au/news/lnp-calls-for-nominations-in-the-gap-ward/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 06:41:42 +0000 http://lnp.org.au/?p=17482 The LNP is seeking nominations for a new Councillor in the Brisbane City Council The Gap Ward.

It follows the decision of long serving local Councillor Geraldine Knapp to retire.

LNP President, Bruce McIver paid tribute to Cr Knapp’s outstanding service.

“Over 18 years with the Brisbane City Council, Geraldine Knapp has dedicated herself to her local community,” Mr McIver said.

“During that time she has delivered improved services to residents in The Gap Ward and made sure Council provided assistance those affected by the devastating 2008 storms.

“The LNP is looking for a person with a similarly strong connection to the local community and understanding of issues important to residents.

Team Quirk has been delivering for the people of Brisbane and the successful applicant will be part of that team.”

Under the Local Government Act, as the vacancy falls within 12 months of the next election, the new representative will take his or her place as representative for The Gap Ward immediately upon the retirement of Cr Knapp.

Contact State Secretary, Angela Awabdy at preselection@lnp.org.au

Applications must be received by 5pm Friday, May 22.

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LNP meeting provides focus on the north https://lnp.org.au/news/lnp-meeting-provides-focus-on-the-north/ https://lnp.org.au/news/lnp-meeting-provides-focus-on-the-north/#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 23:18:55 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17470 A special meeting of LNP members in Cairns over the weekend has already brought results for Queensland’s North and Far North.

The party’s “Latitudes North” conference is held each year to bring a focus on issues specific to those living north of the Tropic of Capricorn.

LNP President Bruce McIver said it’s another example of the importance the party places on regional Queensland.

“This event brought a win for the people of this region with the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, and his Trade Minister attending to make some major announcements,” Mr McIver said.

“The federal government will provide funding to complete the Hann Highway which is an issue LNP members have long campaigned for.

“The Prime Minister also revealed the Northern Australia White Paper will be released next month paving the way to increase local economic opportunities,” Mr McIver said.

At the Latitudes North forum, around 130 LNP members discussed important policy issues to secure the social and economic futures of the North and Far North.

Parliamentary Leader Lawrence Springborg and senior state and federal LNP MPs also attended.

“Nullinga Dam, development of the Cairns Port and the growth of agriculture opportunities in the Pacific region were just three of those issues,” Mr McIver said.

“Latitudes North is proof the LNP is the only party listening to the concerns of regional Queenslanders and developing the policies to provide better opportunities for all.”

“This is the fourth time the LNP has hosted a “Latitudes North” conference which has grown in popularity each year.

It will continue to be an important event on the LNP calendar.”

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Candidates for Senate vacancy https://lnp.org.au/news/candidates-for-senate-vacancy/ https://lnp.org.au/news/candidates-for-senate-vacancy/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:46:06 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17435 The Liberal National Party has confirmed nine candidates to contest pre-selection to fill a Senate vacancy
in the Federal Parliament.

The vacancy follows the resignation of Senator Brett Mason.

The candidates are:

  • Dr Theresa Craig – Agribusiness owner and Scientist
  • Kerri-Anne Dooley – Education and Quality Coordinator
  • Dr Bill Glasson – Ophthalmologist
  • Teresa Harding – Director
  • Joanna Lindgren – Principal Project Officer
  • Chris Mangan – Company Director
  • Nicholas Monsour – Managing Director
  • Philip Roberts – Lawyer
  • Andrew Wallace – Barrister

The candidates will address members of the LNP State Council* at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on May 16.

The meeting commences at 11am and the successful candidate will be announced that afternoon.

*The LNP State Council comprises 385 members and includes the LNP State Executive, party unit office holders from around Queensland and all LNP local, state and federal government representatives.

State Council members must be present to vote in the pre-selection, which is conducted as an exhaustive ballot until one candidate reaches a majority.

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Nominations for Senate Vacancy https://lnp.org.au/news/nominations-for-senate-vacancy/ https://lnp.org.au/news/nominations-for-senate-vacancy/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:45:59 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17379 The Liberal National Party has opened nominations for a Senate vacancy following the decision of Senator the Hon. Brett Mason to resign from federal parliament.

The LNP is looking for candidates who will provide a strong voice for the people of Queensland and represent their interests in line with the party’s values that include reward for effort and opportunity for all.

Candidates will address members of the LNP State Council* that will meet at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on May 16 to vote on the new Senator.

Prospective candidates should contact the LNP State Secretary on 07 3844 0666 or email: preselection@lnp.org.au to apply.

Nominations close on Wednesday April 8.

* The LNP State Council comprises nearly 400 members and includes the LNP State Executive, party unit office holders from around Queensland and all LNP local, state and federal government representatives.

State Council members must be present to vote in the pre-selection, which is conducted as an exhaustive ballot until one candidate reaches a majority.

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North Queensland Region Plan https://lnp.org.au/news/north-queensland-region-plan/ https://lnp.org.au/news/north-queensland-region-plan/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 06:11:46 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17557 Underpinning this vision the LNP constitutional democratic principles of individual initiative and private enterprise assist the dynamic force of progress. Such principles include the fundamental requirements of security of energy, water, transport, communications, infrastructure and population growth with services to support such growth. These objectives are essential requirements of an increasing population. Additionally secure land tenure for investment, certainty for investment decisions, capital investment, new financial structures and efficient transport infrastructure are drivers of growth and opportunity. Secure land tenure is essential to expand and diversify land use activities such as agriculture, grazing, horticulture and forestry to increase economic development and social and economic well-being.

A basic value is that legislative and regulatory measures of Government need to facilitate not impede development. Land ownership systems underpin much of government policy making and program delivery, including functions such as taxation, land administration, administrative boundaries, regulations and land use management, all of which impact on the North and its development. Land tenure is fundamental to provide investor and community confidence.

To find out more download the plan brochure here

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LNP pays tribute to Senator the Hon Brett Mason https://lnp.org.au/news/lnp-pays-tribute-to-senator-the-hon-brett-mason/ https://lnp.org.au/news/lnp-pays-tribute-to-senator-the-hon-brett-mason/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 03:25:29 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17371 The Liberal National Party has paid tribute to Senator the Hon. Brett Mason who today announced his intention resign from federal parliament.

Senator Mason was first elected in 1999 and has served as Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

He also held Shadow Ministry positions while in Opposition and been a member of several parliamentary committees.

LNP President, Bruce McIver, said Senator Mason has been a passionate representative for the people of Queensland throughout his parliamentary career.

“Brett Mason has always put the interests of Queenslanders first and he will leave Canberra with a proud record of achievements.

“He’s conducted himself with integrity and distinction during his 16 year career and argued strongly against Labor’s economic waste and mismanagement which have left Queenslanders and all Australians with a massive debt legacy,” Mr McIver said.

“Senator Mason has been a strong supporter of the LNP since its formation and enjoys a fine reputation across the Party and across Queensland for his commitment to the LNP, to Queensland and to good government.”

“Senator Mason will leave parliament with the respect and best wishes of all in the LNP,” Mr McIver said.

The LNP will shortly begin the process to select a replacement for Brett Mason as an LNP Senator for Queensland.

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