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Where have all the visionaries gone?

By Seath Holswich - posted Tuesday, 18 April 2017


Both of these projects would also bring an influx of a much needed commodity to many struggling regions – jobs. We all hear the constant rhetoric of politicians of all persuasions that jobs are the highest priority for their party and leaders. It's time to see our political leaders step up, show some visionary leadership and announce a vision for a jobs pipeline for all Queensland that will last decades.

South-East Queensland commuters are suffering because successive governments cannot agree on who funds Cross River Rail. It's time to see our political leaders step up, show some intestinal fortitude and say "enough – we're going to build this, with or without other levels of government."

The cost of undertaking any visionary, transformative project is huge. But the cost of not undertaking those projects will be much more in the long run.

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It's time for the visionaries to stand up and lead.

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Seath Holswich was the State Member for Pine Rivers from 2012-15 and Assistant Minister for Natural Resources and Mines from 2014-15. He is currently an Independent Candidate for the State Electorate of Pine Rivers (D'Aguilar under the proposed redistribution) for the next State Election.

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