PUP leader and Cal­lide can­di­date sizes up LNP

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

PALMER United Party state leader John Bjelke-Petersen launched a scathing at­tack on “ar­ro­gant” Premier Camp­bell New­man, say­ing the LNP leader ig­nores the wishes of Queens­lan­ders.

Mr Bjelke-Petersen made the com­ments ear­lier this week, and called for vot­ers to show the ma­jor par­ties the door.

The Cal­lide can­di­date said PUP was the “last sen­try at the gate for Queens­lan­ders who be­lieve the state’s as­sets should be cher­ished and not dis­posed of for a fast buck”.

“It has taken more than 150 years for suc­ces­sive Queens­land gov­ern­ments to build up our as­sets so that each of us and our chil­dren and grand­chil­dren can en­joy the ben­e­fits we now have,” Mr Bjelke-Petersen said. “Mr New­man now wants to pri­va­tise Queens­land’s as­sets. He knows the peo­ple who support him – the agents, lob­by­ists and con­sul­tants friendly to the LNP – can make a killing from the sale of our hos­pi­tals, schools, ports and power sta­tions.

“Ab­so­lute power cor­rupts and cor­rupts ab­so­lutely.”

Mr Bjelke-Petersen said the Palmer United Party strongly be­lieved in re­tain­ing state-owned as­sets in the hands of all Queens­lan­ders.

“Our party will re­sume any Queens­land gov­ern­ment state-owned as­sets that have been sold or leased, with­out pro­vid­ing com­pen­sa­tion,” he said.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT

ELEC­TION: Palmer United Party Queens­land leader John Bjelke-Petersen, Se­na­tor Glenn Lazarus and can­di­date for Bur­nett Richard Love.

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