Media Releases

NQ First promises four-lane Bruce from Sarina to Cairns by 2030

NQ First promises four-lane Bruce from Sarina to Cairns by 2030

THE Bruce Highway between Sarina and Cairns will be four-laned by 2030 under a 10-year action plan for North and Far North Queensland announced in Mackay today by NQ First. Talking up his vision at a media conference at Bakers Creek on the city’s southern outskirts,...

NQ First commits to croc culling under ‘shoot to kill’ policy

NQ First commits to croc culling under ‘shoot to kill’ policy

CROCODILES will be culled under a controversial ‘shoot to kill’ plan focusing on public safety and the reputation of Queensland’s tourism industry, if North Queensland’s newest political party secures the balance of power at the State Election on October 31. NQ First...

NQ First promises $10m to boost Burdekin rice production

NQ First promises $10m to boost Burdekin rice production

AGRICULTURAL giant SunRice is today one step closer to building a proposed $10m storage facility in the Burdekin, with NQ First promising taxpayer funding for the project, if North Queensland’s newest political party secures the balance of power at the October 31...

NQ First pledges $140m for upgrades to bush hospitals

NQ First pledges $140m for upgrades to bush hospitals

HOSPITALS from Moranbah to Mossman will be upgraded to provide additional services ranging from maternity to renal dialysis as part of a $140m plan announced by NQ First, if North Queensland’s newest political party secures the balance of power on October 31. In a...

NQ First Policy Statement – Statehood for North Queensland

NQ First Policy Statement – Statehood for North Queensland

Introduction This Policy Statement was endorsed by the Party Executive on 20 September 2020. Within the context of this document, ‘The State of North Queensland’ is, (by means described herein), a yet to be precisely defined area of Central, North and Far North...

NQ First pledges $40m for Airlie’s ‘Heart of the Reef’ aquarium

NQ First pledges $40m for Airlie’s ‘Heart of the Reef’ aquarium

THE Whitsundays will get its own world class reef aquarium in the ‘Heart of the Reef’, if North Queensland’s newest political party secures the balance of power at the State Election. NQ First Leader Jason Costigan said today that Airlie Beach was “the perfect...

More roads to be sealed under NQ First’s Bitumen for the Bush

More roads to be sealed under NQ First’s Bitumen for the Bush

NQ FIRST Leader Jason Costigan has promised $18m in funding to seal more roads in the Whitsunday electorate under his $300m Bitumen for the Bush program, if North Queensland’s newest political party secures the balance of power at the State Election on October 31. Mr...

Costo exposes possible COVID-19 cover-up in Parliament

Costo exposes possible COVID-19 cover-up in Parliament

NQ FIRST Leader and Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan has exposed a potential cover-up of a possible breach of strict COVID-19 regulations involving the Melbourne-based crew of a passenger plane. In a shocking revelation on the opening day of the final parliamentary...

Costo tees off with $750k irrigation project under NQ First

Costo tees off with $750k irrigation project under NQ First

THE Proserpine Golf Club is one step closer to addressing the never-ending challenge of keeping water up to its 18-hole course during the dry season, thanks to a $750,000 pre-election commitment from North Queensland’s newest political party. In a huge boost for the...

Costo pledges $50m for second Northern Beaches arterial road

Costo pledges $50m for second Northern Beaches arterial road

A SECOND arterial road into Mackay’s Northern Beaches is a step closer, with NQ First Leader and Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan today pledging $50m towards the project, if North Queensland’s newest political party wins the balance of power at next month’s State...