House debates

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Statements by Members

Bowman Electorate: Education, Bowman Electorate: Health Services

1:32 pm

Photo of Andrew LamingAndrew Laming (Bowman, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

This is the Redland City roll of honour for primary schools in my electorate: Macleay Island, Russell Island, Thornlands, Vienna Woods, Birkdale State School, Ormiston College, Mount Cotton, Victoria Point, Hilliard and Bay View. These were the top gains primary schools in the 2017 NAPLAN, and in 2018 it was NAPLAN online. Eighty-three brave schools stood up to Queensland Labor and proceeded with a trial that went seamlessly. We hear plenty of intellectual puffery from members over there.

Photo of Joanne RyanJoanne Ryan (Lalor, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

You don’t even know what you're talking about!

Photo of Andrew LamingAndrew Laming (Bowman, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

That one over there, who worked in a school, never saw a morale she couldn't crush in a school. We are determined to make sure that, nationwide, cohort benchmarking is available to this great school system and it is not shut down by unions. I'll take any unionist on—there's one standing up, about to walk away—any place, any time, to debate the role of online NAPLAN in standards, in quality and in inspiring great schools to pay teachers properly and have great school outcomes.

The number of private patients being slipped into public hospitals and done for profit has increased 747 per cent since 2008. That's right: in Queensland for every six patients that are publicly operated on one private patient is sneaked in to make some money. And they make the public patients wait. This is absolutely unacceptable—profit before patients. This is shocking stuff. There are septoplasty delays. For knee replacements patients wait 211 days, but they slip the private guy through in about two months to make some extra money. Forget all the ideological rubbish over here. It's the Labor state hospitals that don't look after their patients. (Time expired)