Mount Tyson State School students have to cross the road when nature calls.
Mount Tyson State School students have to cross the road when nature calls. Mairi Manley

Toilet trouble bogs down parliament

PARLIAMENT has been bogged down by the news overburdened toilets at Mount Tyson State School can not keep up with a growing cohort of students.

Condamine MP Ray Hopper tabled a letter he said "suggests that due to this government's school closures and an influx of new students, the toilets overflow".

The letter from the school P&C said students had to cross the road to a public toilet in a park when nature called.

"Premier, is this acceptable, and what and when will something be done to end this horrific situation?" Mr Hopper asked.

Premier Campbell Newman took a moment to read the letter before responding.

He said he would get Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek on the case.

"Having a look at the letter, it says that the toilets don't always flush and overflow due to tree roots in the pipes," he said.

"Well, these are things that we can fix, because we have a $300 million allocation of funding that is dealing with the backlog of maintenance issues across this state."

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