THE main battleline for John Bjelke-Petersen is keeping the state’s assets for future generations.
“If we have to sell these assets, we’ve got problems and our children have problems,” Mr Bjelke-Petersen said.
“Electricity is one of the biggest issues and our commitment is to turn the electricity industry upside down.”
He said PUP planned to return electricity to government control and encourage the use of solar.
Party plans to reduce unemployment and increase business included the “dramatic” removal of payroll tax and the introduction of zonal taxes.
He said to regenerate regional communities, Australian producers required support through a first farm owner’s grant and changes to Australian food labelling laws.
The first farm owner’s grant – like a first-home owner’s grant – for those up to the age of 40, would provide financial support in the first five years.
Farmers also required honest labelling laws.
“Australian content can be just the package the food is in,” he said.
“Ninety-five per cent of food has got to be Australian – that’s the PUP policy.”