Media Release: Island residents treated like Moreton Bay mugs

Labor is trying to take Southern Moreton Bay Islands residents for a ride with this week's announcement on inter-island travel, the LNP said today.

Shadow Transport Minister Steve Minnikin said he applauded Redland City Council for demanding the Palaszczuk Labor Government uphold a long-standing agreement over the future of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands Translink levy.

"Transport Minister Mark Bailey and Kim Richards owe Redland ratepayers an apology," Mr Minnikin said.

"Labor sneakily tried to back out of a deal with the Redlands, but Mayor Karen Williams stood her ground and demanded the State Government keep its word.

"It's a joke for Mark Bailey to claim he is now riding to the rescue of islanders.

"The Queensland Government is simply sticking to an agreement that the LNP introduced in 2013 to ensure Redland residents got a fairer transport deal.

"Labor's treating island residents like Moreton Bay mugs."

LNP Member for Oodgeroo Mark Robinson said Labor's day-trip to the Redlands had been a major disappointment for the community.

"All Mark Bailey and Kim Richards have managed to do is insult our council," Mr Robinson said.

"Redlands Hospital has the worst ambulance ramping record in Queensland and the longest ED waiting times.

"The Cleveland line has been named the 'misery line' and we're facing the largest water price rise of anywhere in Queensland.

"We need solutions to these problems, but all we got from Labor this week was spin."

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