Budget teaser reveals asset sales and child protection

ALMOST half a billion dollars will be spent in the coming five years on child protection changes, as the Queensland Government releases a teaser to this week's budget.

In the coming financial year, the government will spend $25 million on reforming child protection services, with a further $6.5 million to hiring more than 70 child safety officers.

The $25 million figure is the first drop of $406 million which Premier Campbell Newman said would "make Queensland the safest place in Australia to raise a child".

The third budget from the LNP Government will be unveiled tomorrow.

It is expected to spell out what specific assets the government wants to sell.

The detail follows a sprawling state-wide advertising blitz to convince voters that asset sales were the best way to improve Queensland's finances.

The proposed sales have been ferociously opposed by the Opposition and unions.

As the State Budget 2014 forecast includes asset sales, do you support asset sales to pay of State debt?

This poll ended on 06 June 2014.

Current Results





This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Maternity unit safe

Maternity unit safe

Promising future for Emerald maternity services

Gemfest a 'huge party'

Gemfest a 'huge party'

Heart of event hasn't changed.

Hay runs delivering hope to CQ farmers

Hay runs delivering hope to CQ farmers

A Springsure local took to the road last Friday for a hay run.

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