LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has pledged to invest $3.5 million to build a Holocaust Museum in Queensland.
The funding will match a contribution from the Federal Government to deliver the memorial.
“Queensland is the only state in Australia without a Holocaust Museum, but it shouldn’t be,” Ms Frecklington said.
“It’s important to memorialise the millions who were murdered during the Holocaust and educate the public to ensure the horrors they suffered serve as lessons for future generations.
“Teaching school children about the atrocities will help build tolerance, respect and acceptance.
“Education is the best way to stop discrimination and hate.”
LNP MP for Chatsworth and Queensland Parliamentary Friends of Israel Chair Steve Minnikin said he was delighted with the decision and praised the leadership of Deb Frecklington in promoting, peace, tolerance and understanding, which is particularly needed now given the world situation.
“I visited Israel in January this year and visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem and was deeply moved,” Mr Minnikin said.
“This announcement has been welcomed by the local Jewish community, including the Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies Vice-President Jason Steinberg.”