2017 Government election commitments

The Government will always put Queenslanders first, and that means delivering the commitments and keeping the promises made to the people of Queensland. Delivering the 2017 government election commitments builds upon the achievements of the first term of Government and complements the Government’s priorities to create jobs in a strong economy, keep Queenslanders healthy, give all our children a great start, keep Queenslanders safe, protect the Great Barrier Reef and ensure a responsive government.

Key deliverables to date include:

  • Boosted the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative by an additional $180 million over three years.
  • Provided up to $200 million of additional funding to extend the Works for Queensland program until 2020–21. The $200 million will support job-creating infrastructure works across regional Queensland, bringing the total commitment to $600 million.
  • Provided an additional $20 million to the Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund to focus on reshoring manufacturing activities in Queensland.
  • Doubled the funding by committing an additional $20 million to the Made in Queensland grants program to support the manufacturing sector.
  • Extended the government's Back to Work regional program, including Youth Boost, until 2020, with payment to continue until 2021, to continue to support regional Queenslanders into work.
  • Provided an extra $36 million to attract more major events to Queensland. This investment will boost the Queensland Destination Events Program from $2 million to $3 million each year from 2018–19.
  • Committed up to $85 million over three years for the redevelopment, refurbishment, and expansion of 6 identified high-need TAFE facilities.
  • Introduced half-price public transport for veterans by expanding the current transport discount to Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) white card holders.
  • Provided an extra $20 million to Screen Queensland to attract more movie blockbusters and television series to Queensland.
  • Committed a $70 million, country racing package over four years for prize money, support for clubs, jockey riding fees, club meeting payments, and superannuation and WorkCover expenses.
  • Provided $16 million to the crucial ‘Deadly Choices Healthy Lifestyle Program’ for Indigenous Queenslanders which will see the initiative expanded in Far North, North West and Central Queensland.
  • Reinstated responsible vegetation management laws for Queensland. These reforms will protect the State’s precious resources, including the Great Barrier Reef, for future generations.

The election commitments are complemented by the suite of portfolio priorities identified for each Minister in their charter letter.

View the progress report on 2017 government election commitments: November 2018

Last reviewed
15 November, 2018
Last updated
14 November, 2018