Indigenous Queenslanders Being Failed by the Chaos and Crisis

Indigenous Queenslanders are being failed by the chaos and crisis within the Palaszczuk Labor Government.

The findings from the Coronial Report into the deaths of three Aboriginal women in Doomadgee is another tragic reminder of this Government’s service delivery failures and the severity of the Queensland Health Crisis in remote communities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community leaders have pleaded with the Palaszczuk Labor Government for more primary healthcare services, otherwise there will be more preventable deaths.

Whether it’s the lack of healthcare in the Cape and Torres Strait or the contaminated water issues in Yarrabah, it’s disgraceful to see these failures continuing to happen in Queensland.

After three terms and eight years in office, the Palaszczuk Labor Government is no longer listening to Queenslanders.

There has been no meaningful change in Queensland for nearly a decade.

The nation is celebrating NAIDOC week and it must be a time for reflection.

The Leader of the Opposition has met with community leaders in the Torres Strait and the Cape just last month.

Premier Palaszczuk and Health Minister Fentiman must immediately travel to the region and commit to the independent Inquiry the local community is demanding.

The LNP Opposition has backed the local communities’ calls and I urge the Palaszczuk Labor Government to do the same. Indigenous Queenslanders deserve better.

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