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					                    Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland
                                 Community Ideas
                        Ideas received from Saturday 25 October 2008
                                  to Friday 31 October 2008


Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland Community Ideas ................................. 1
   Strong: Creating a diverse economy powered by bright ideas ..................... 2
2020 Target: Queensland is Australia’s strongest economy, with infrastructure
that anticipates growth ..................................................................................... 2
2020 Target: Increase by 50 per cent the proportion of Queensland
businesses undertaking research and development or innovation................... 2
   Green: Protecting our lifestyle and environment........................................... 2
2020 Target: Cut by one-third Queenslanders’ carbon footprint with reduced
car and electricity use ...................................................................................... 2
2020 Target: Protect 50 per cent more land for nature conservation and public
recreation ......................................................................................................... 3
   Smart: Delivering world-class education and training ................................... 4
2020 Target: All children will have access to a quality early childhood
education so they are ready for school ............................................................ 4
2020 Target: Three out of four Queenslanders will hold trade, training or
tertiary qualifications ........................................................................................ 4
   Healthy: Making Queenslanders Australia’s healthiest people ..................... 5
2020 Target: Cut by one-third obesity, smoking, heavy drinking and unsafe
sun exposure ................................................................................................... 5
2020 Target: Queensland will have the shortest public hospital waiting times
in Australia ....................................................................................................... 5
   Fair: Supporting safe and caring communities ............................................. 6
2020 Target: Halve the proportion of Queensland children living in households
without a working parent .................................................................................. 6
2020 Target: Increase by 50 per cent the proportion of Queenslanders
involved in their communities as volunteers ..................................................... 6




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Strong: Creating a diverse economy powered by bright ideas
2020 Target: Queensland is Australia’s strongest economy, with
infrastructure that anticipates growth
      Build more river bridges to ease traffic congestion. Allow left turn on red
       signals.
      Support decentralisation, including investment in services (education, health,
       water grid etc) to accommodate decentralisation.
      Ensure greater Government and council accountability for financial losses
       due to US downturn, unsuccessful council amalgamations, and infrastructure
       decisions.
      Provide two or three more loop lines around the city.
      Extend train lines and provide train stations at major shopping centres.
      Ensure the Cairns-Brisbane rail line is dual line all the way to improve
       passenger and freight traffic.
      Extend the TransLink grid to Toowoomba.
      Increase Toowoomba/Brisbane train services and provide a light rail system
       in Toowoomba.
      Provide swimming pools for remote communities.
      Provide accurate population estimates.
      Abandon plans to dam the Mary River.
      Make councils accountable for ratepayers’ money and fund infrastructure.
      Encourage developers to donate land and community halls.
      Build the largest solar power plant.

2020 Target: Increase by 50 per cent the proportion of Queensland
businesses undertaking research and development or innovation
      Reduce taxation on companies that invest in research.
      Provide greater support for small businesses that innovate in emissions
       reduction and productivity.
      Increase R&D funding for climate change and clean energy.
      Put more effort into geothermal power generation.
      Research and promote animal-free diets and support R&D to produce a
       wider range of meat-free foods.
      Promote the green economy - solar, wind, geothermal, tidal and hydrogen.
      Focus on people and the environment rather than credit and greed.

Green: Protecting our lifestyle and environment
2020 Target: Cut by one-third Queenslanders’ carbon footprint with
reduced car and electricity use
      Regulate transport so that cars with even number plates drive every second
       day.
      Promote public transport.
      Raise awareness about decreasing our carbon footprint.
      Change diets to plant-based, not meat-based.
      Increase awning overhangs on buildings.
      Cycle or walk to school.
      Cut out plastic and use glass.
      Use cars less and cycle or walk.
      Support a state-assisted solar panel manufacturing plant.


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      Increase the number of buses throughout the Cairns area.
      Create more pedestrian areas in Cairns by implementing tax
       incentives/rebates.
      Provide grants for solar energy in homes.
      Start by doing little things like switching off lights.
      Place solar panels on homes and schools.
      Don't pump water to Toowoomba.
      Promote catching the bus.
      Revegetate Queensland’s river systems.
      Abandon water desalination projects – these kill ocean life.
      Invest in clean fuel projects not coal.
      Eat more fresh, locally grown food.
      Install photo-voltaic collectors and solar hot water collectors on roofs.
      Introduce a can and bottle recovery/recycling scheme for Queensland.
      Introduce daylight savings to reduce home energy use and encourage
       cycling to work.
      Don't permit future development in well-vegetated areas.
      Plan infrastructure to ensure positive environmental outcomes.
      Invest in and provide incentives for renewable energy (e.g. solar).
      Introduce a car pool database including car pooling regulations for
       Government.
      Improve public transport in rural areas to reduce car use (e.g. Beaudesert).
      Use more solar energy.
      Reduce bus and train fares.
      Stop wastage of resources and destruction of indigenous cultures.
      Expand Queensland’s public transport system.
      Educate Queenslanders so they are energy smart.
      Focus on cleaner energy sources (wind, solar) and reduce reliance on coal.
      Reduce the number of cars on the road.

2020 Target: Protect 50 per cent more land for nature conservation
and public recreation
      Create more areas for mountain biking.
      Create more areas for horse riding.
      Create a land culture for people to experience.
      Protect the Yarrabah range.
      Create more parks for exercise.
      Stop plastic bag use, use cars less and cycle or walk instead.
      Encourage recycling in the tablelands area.
      Put your rubbish in the bin.
      Create more national parks.
      Increase solar power rebate.
      Remove rebate on fuel.
      Save more land for animals.
      Reduce industrial development.
      Revegetate Queensland’s river systems.
      Create large-scale public recreation spaces.
      Fast-track Koala survey mapping.
      Introduce South American dung beetle to reduce flies and better recycle
       animal waste.
      Clean up water systems, rivers, and dams to encourage activities like
       canoeing and improve local economy.


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       Protect wildlife corridors and conservation areas in SEQ.
       Protect coastal areas from over-development and introduce a policy to
        protect rainforests.

Smart: Delivering world-class education and training
2020 Target: All children will have access to a quality early
childhood education so they are ready for school
   Encourage technology in schools.
   Make it compulsory for children to attend kindergarten.
   Provide more money to early childhood care.
   Make it compulsory for every preschool student to go to school at a certain age.
   Encourage more teachers in LDC.
   Link/affiliate special schools with main stream schools.
   Recognise the quality of education provided by Family Day Care Centres.
   Introduce and subsidise psychology screening for educational/developmental
    problems in all children.
   Build more schools.
   Promote schools as centres for child and family health.
   Employ a psychologist, speech pathologist and occupational therapist in every
    school.
   Educate people to send their kids to school by teaching them to read and write.
   Focus on funding places in childcare for children under the age of two and not
    creating pressure for the long day care sector.
   Build more kindergartens in Mareeba.
   Build more early childhood centres.
   Educate young children in kindergarten.
   Set less homework for kids.
   Build new schools and increase funding for infrastructure at existing schools.

2020 Target: Three out of four Queenslanders will hold trade,
training or tertiary qualifications
       Teach social responsibility.
       Create better education policies.
       Provide more career pathway education.
       Create more job opportunities for young people including proper training.
       Provide better wages for young people.
       Create a holistic life skills curriculum for children.
       Reduce student/teacher ratios.
       Overhaul apprenticeship award and make training more accessible in
        regions.
       Mandate schooling and driver education.
       Introduce accommodation subsidies for students from rural areas.
       Improve the standard of education and training, apply HECS help to TAFE.
       Ensure reasonably priced public transport is available to outer suburbs.
       Make education and training easier to access by reducing costs and
        improving infrastructure in regional areas.




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Healthy: Making Queenslanders Australia’s healthiest people
2020 Target: Cut by one-third obesity, smoking, heavy drinking
and unsafe sun exposure
      Ration health care – the public health system shouldn't be burdened with the
       cost of those who do not live healthily.
      Reduce the number of shops that sell cigarettes and fast food.
      Create more dedicated cycle paths.
      Ban takeaways.
      Exercise every day to stay fit and healthy.
      Reduce opening hours of hotels and clubs.
      Change the legal drinking age to 21.
      Set additional targets to share and celebrate indigenous and broader cultural
       heritage.
      Create more large-scale public recreation spaces for physical mental health.
      Stop fast food outlets targeting children.
      Make smoking illegal.
      Run obesity campaign.
      Provide exercise programs in parks.
      Encourage more exercise in school.
      Encourage more exercise and make sport fees cheaper.
      Include more healthy food in takeaways.
      Ban junk food advertising on TV.
      Brush teeth, eat healthily, drink water.
      Promote public health including acupuncture, chiropractic and naturopathy.
      Create more parks to encourage exercise.
      Provide free vaccinations.
      Provide sex and drug programmes for young people.
      Provide more street lighting and ‘Police Beat’ services.

2020 Target: Queensland will have the shortest public hospital
waiting times in Australia
      Create a 24hr medical centre for Cairns.
      Provide more education and training of doctors through JCU.
      Pay doctors and nurses more.
      Upgrade hospitals.
      Train nurses to perform minor surgery.
      Encourage unemployed people to be nurses.
      Provide more training places for doctors and nurses.
      Make more hospitals because people are dying.
      Provide more research and advice in the media.
      Build more shaded areas.
      Increase the number of hospital beds.
      Encourage the health workforce to work longer.
      Increase the number of doctors and nurses.
      Supply more doctors and nurses, provide cheaper hospital cover.
      Build new hospitals in growth corridors and ensure adequate workforce and
       funding.




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Fair: Supporting safe and caring communities
2020 Target: Halve the proportion of Queensland children living in
households without a working parent
      Provide more housing including cheaper housing.
      Don't pay jobless families until they start working.
      Help people find jobs by finding out what they want to do.
      Review baby bonus.
      Shelter jobless families for employment opportunities.

2020 Target: Increase by 50 per cent the proportion of
Queenslanders involved in their communities as volunteers
      Give the Rural Fire service autonomy from Queensland Fire and Rescue
       Service.
      Provide funding equity for Volunteer Marine Rescue.
      Provide financial assistance for transport costs for low income earners or
       incentive payments for volunteer pensioners.
      Reward volunteers.
      Provide tax relief for seniors and pensioners.




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