Queensland Families Survived The Floods But Not The Means Test

Queensland Families Survived The Floods But Not The Means Test

Queensland Opposition Leader John-Paul Langbroek

LNP Asks Anna To Show Some Aussie Spirit

Victor P Taffa

The State Opposition today called on Premier Anna Bligh to show some Australia Day Spirit and reconsider her Government’s unfair means testing for victims of the Queensland Flood Disaster.

Leader of the Liberal National Party (LNP) John-Paul Langbroek said Anna Bligh had today praised 2011’s Young Australian of the Year, Jessica Watson for exemplifying true Queensland spirit only to prove she herself lacked that very ability by continuing to be so cruel to flood affected households.

“Anna Bligh needs to step up and look after all hardworking, flood affected Queenslanders.”  Mr. Langbroek said.


“The LNP asks Anna Bligh and her Government to please reassess how grotesquely unfair this means test is.”

“Flood affected Queenslanders are in desperate need of funds and the ability to receive them quickly, so they can rebuild their lives and their homes.” Mr. Langbroek said.

“It beggars belief how flood affected families have been able to find the money to afford to buy new uniforms and books for their children returning to school this week, as well as buy groceries and pay a mortgage for a house they’re unable to live in.”

“The median household income is in excess of $60,000.” Mr. Langbroek said.

“The cut off figure specified by Anna Bligh means that most flood affected households will miss out on the majority of Grants.”

“Now is not the time for penny-pinching. These Queensland families need government help now not unfairly set bureaucratic rules.” Mr. Langbroek said.

“Let’s have some Australia Day spirit to cut through the red tape.”

“Clearly she is out of touch with how much the average Queensland household earns by setting the means testing at such a stupidly low level.” Mr. Langbroek said.