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