Queensland Opposition Leader John-Paul Langbroek
Resupply Queensland’s Biggest Challenge
Victor P Taffa
Getting fresh food and fuel to Queensland communities is the biggest challenge facing our state over the next few weeks, Opposition and LNP Leader John-Paul Langbroek said today.
“In briefings with Emergency Services and in discussion with LNP MPs across the State getting perishable items and fuel into areas has been consistently raised as the biggest challenge.” Mr. Langbroek said.
“With our major highways cut in many sections and the Brisbane Port closed, restocking supermarket shelves in communities has become difficult.”
“Even Regional Centres such as Townsville and Mackay which have not experienced any major flooding are at risk of running low in supplies because of Transport difficulties.” Mr. Langbroek said.
“Aviation fuel is also becoming difficult to access in some areas which has the potential to hinder search and rescue efforts in flood affected areas.”
“Every Queenslander can do their bit to help by only buying what they need when at the supermarket.” Mr. Langbroek said.
“Panic buying means that other people miss out.”
“Getting fresh milk, bread, food and fuel into communities across the state is a priority in the meantime Queenslanders should work together and look out for their neighbours.” Mr. Langbroek said.
The Queensland Flood Disaster has become the worst in Queensland History and Australia’s Worst Natural Disaster since the destruction of Darwin following Cyclone Tracy in 1974. The Question for the Gillard Government, Bligh Government and the Armed Forces is should mass evacuations occur particularly as the Flooding Disaster causes a Major Public Health Crisis.