Newman unfazed by opposition focus on public sector cuts

PREMIER Campbell Newman said the Queensland Opposition could bleat all they want about job cuts in a bid to misrepresent the government's plan to downsize the public sector workforce.

Mr Newman, responding to a question without notice from Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk in State Parliament today said the only point that mattered was frontline services were moving forward under his government.

"The Labor Party have always confused spending money and wasting money with actually achieving outcomes," he said.

"Frontline services are being lifted up by this government and waste and inefficiency is being dealt with.

"I am proud of the government's track record and I thank all the ministers and their teams that have worked so hard to achieve these results."

Mr Newman paid special tribute to recent achievements recorded at Ipswich Hospital.

"Today we are celebrating that the Ipswich Hospital has achieved some wonderful results," he said.

"I congratulate the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service chief executive Lesley Dwyer whose emergency department has, for the first time, hit its 100 per cent target for treating and discharging patients within four hours.

"I say congratulations to the entire team at that hospital.

"We know now that the emergency departments in Queensland's hospitals are the best performing in the nation."


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