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Queensland heading for more DEBTto pay for SEQ INFRASTRUCTURE—–Jackie Trad says Qld ready for ‘grown up’ conversation about debt | afr.com——-“I don’t think as a government we should shy away from having those complex, grown-up conversations about what those borrowings are for. At the end of the day, Queensland is such a big decentralised state that we need to provide infrastructure and part of the reason for providing infrastructure is jobs, but also providing the services people need.”

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Sitting in her sparsely decorated new office on level 12 of the Executive Building, Ms Trad – who replaced former premier Anna Bligh in the South Brisbane electorate just after the landslide 2012 election defeat – said Queenslanders were willing to have a “mature conversation” about the prospect of increased borrowing to build new infrastructure.

“I think what Queenslanders are open to is a mature conversation about debt, paying down that debt without selling assets,” she said.

“I don’t think as a government we should shy away from having those complex, grown-up conversations about what those borrowings are for. At the end of the day, Queensland is such a big decentralised state that we need to provide infrastructure and part of the reason for providing infrastructure is jobs, but also providing the services people need.”

 

 

Jackie Trad says Qld ready for ‘grown up’ conversation about debt | afr.com.

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