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Lawrence Springborg

'I'll keep boot on bikies' throats'

Courier Mail - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
Mr Springborg said it would be a fruitless exercise because Queenslanders would reject any weakening of laws that would empower criminal motorcycle riders to again ride in club colours.
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Springborg: Coast is a priority area for State Opposition

The Sunshine Coast Daily - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
That's the message Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg was selling after the LNP's two-day parliamentary team meeting at Twin Waters this week.
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Springborg: We will discuss asset sales if Queenslanders want to

Brisbane Times - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Asset sales are gone but not forgotten by the LNP, with Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg repeating his claims from last year that if Queenslanders "wished to have that discussion again", the LNP would be happy to sit down and have it with them.

These voters are loving Springborg

Courier Mail - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Lawrence Springborg's appeal with members of the opposite sex has dramatically increased. Picture: Shae Beplate. I will also be lamenting the State Government's cowardice in refusing to help create new jobs for young people.

Queensland LNP holds line on mandatory detention for asylum seeker children

Brisbane Times - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
But Queensland LNP leader Lawrence Springborg said it was important to respect due process. "If a person is legally entitled to be here then they should be given all humanitarian compassion and support, that is what we are saying," Mr Springborg said.

Queensland won't follow Colin Barnett's power lead

The Australian (subscription) - ‎21 hours ago‎
The Liberal National Party dumped its Strong Choices proposal after the election defeat, but Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg has said he would have a “discussion” with Queenslanders about privatisation if there was a demand for such talk.

Committee divided over Qld lockouts

The Shout - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Following from the report and the committee inability to reach a majority decision, the state's opposition leader, Lawrence Springborg, said the LNP would not support the legislation and called for the Safe Night Out strategy, implemented by the ...
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Queensland politicians divided over nightclub lockout laws - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
“We owe it to a whole lot of Queenslanders to do things, but we have to get it right,” opposition leader Lawrence Springborg said. The leader of the Liberal National Party of Queensland has cited cities like Wollongong - which have had greater success ...
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Why polls headed south for Labor

Courier Mail - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
The poll found 61.5 per cent of Queenslanders preferred Ms Palaszczuk as premier, down four points, compared with 38.5 per cent for Mr Springborg, up four points. Ms Palaszczuk's sagging popularity was most poignant among women, declining 6.5 points.

Opposition refuses to back 'crazy' plan

Courier Mail - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg said the LNP would not be supporting the laws even with an 18-month trial. “Even an 18 month trial is virtually an admission that they don't have confidence in their own system or their own process,” Mr Springborg ...
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New laws could restrict trading hours for bottle shops

Brisbane Times - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Before the report was handed down, Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg said the LNP was yet to be convinced Labor's approach was the right one.

Treasurer blamed for Qld rebate confusion - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
When asked why Mr Pitt said it was under consideration, the premier replied: "The treasurer was responding to a productivity report that had been handed down that day.
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Labor to push on with Qld lockout laws - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg said the government was being too hasty, given there was still concern about the laws in the community, particularly in tourism hotspots like Cairns and the Gold Coast.
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Was Strong Choices a blueprint for Turnbull?

The Canberra Times - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Her government, on the other hand, trails the Opposition 48 to 52 (two-party preferred) in the same poll, with Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg's preferred premier rating at 38.5 per cent. So a year since the Newman government was ejected from ...
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Lynham won't bow to Adani mine pressure - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg said that approval was meaningless until the mining lease was granted. "Tens of thousands of direct and indirect jobs are on the line and the state is missing out on the billions of dollars the Carmichael project ...

Lockout laws facing a knockout blow

Courier Mail - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg said there remained concern in regional areas about the proposed laws, saying the legislation had “all the hallmarks” of a “rush job”.

State Opposition praised and damned for daring to mention asset sales

Brisbane Times - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Lawrence Springborg repeating a long held view is all it has taken for the asset sales debate to reignite in Queensland, with the business sector welcoming the chance to talk privatisation again, while unions have accused the Opposition of "grave ...
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Queensland you are a disgrace

Courier Mail - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Premier Annastacia Palaszcuk: “I say to Lawrence Springborg and the LNP, you haven't made your position clear on this.
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Darling Downs nuclear waste dump hangs in balance

Toowoomba Chronicle - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
The comments from the State Government have prompted interest from Southern Downs MP Lawrence Springborg. Mr Springborg said while the State Government was at liberty to adopt its own position, he found it "intriguing".