LNP Leader Deb Frecklington’s long-running campaign for air-conditioning in state schools has finally paid off for students in her Nanango electorate.
Ms Frecklington said only pressure from her party had forced Labor to help South Burnett and Somerset state schools pay for air-conditioning systems.
“I’m very happy that my decision to promise air-conditioning in every single state school classroom has forced Labor to respond,” Ms Frecklington said.
“It’s a pity that Annastacia Palaszczuk had to be shamed into acting and is still refusing to air-condition many other schools from the border to Bundaberg.
“While I’m happy for students at Taabinga State School and several others, this fight is far from over for the LNP.
“Labor is clearly playing politics with this issue and cherry-picking certain schools.
“That’s totally wrong. Every student deserves to learn in comfortable conditions.
“There will be a clear choice at the next election. The LNP will air-condition every state school classroom in Queensland, but Labor won’t.
“Air-conditioning our classrooms is a big investment, but the LNP believes it is worth it.”
Ms Frecklington said the LNP’s plan for education would also include de-cluttering the curriculum.
“Queensland’s NAPLAN scores are going backwards, so we need to make sure schools concentrate on the basics – reading, writing and maths,” Ms Frecklington said.
“The LNP will raise standards and give our kids the best start in life.”