Com­mis­sion needed

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

A RE­PORT from Queens­land’s Ru­ral Debt and Drought Task­force says a royal com­mis­sion is needed to look in the lend­ing prac­tices of banks. A royal com­mis­sion is def­i­nitely re­quired as it can be more in­ves­tiga­tive in their search and can hold banks to ac­count for their ac­tions. Our Hin­kler mem­ber Keith Pitt de­clined to com­mit to any rec­om­men­da­tions from the re­port how­ever, did say that what the LNP have is a com­mit­ment by “al­most” all the ma­jor banks to have an­other look at their bank­ing prac­tices. This is like ask­ing Drac­ula to look af­ter the blood bank! Mr Pitt also sug­gested an in­ves­ti­ga­tion in to lend­ing prac­tices could be in­cor­po­rated into the bank­ing royal com­mis­sion pledged by the Fed­eral La­bor Party should it win the up­com­ing elec­tion. There you go, peo­ple of Hin­kler. If you want a royal com­mis­sion into banks Vote La­bor. I have met with Mr Pitt and he has yet to show me any met­tle. I sat down and asked him where he stood on Na­tional and Lo­cal is­sues lead­ing up to the elec­tion. He re­fused to com­mit on any­thing. All he did was re­peat the party line. In short a Yes Man. I chal­lenge Mr Pitt to re­spond to the is­sues that mat­ter and to the an­swer the hard ques­tions. The ques­tions peo­ple de­serve an an­swer to, and not just “de­cline to com­mit” I ask you now Mr Pitt. What ex­actly do you stand for, in re­la­tion to?

A royal com­mis­sion into the money lenders. The Back­pack­ers tax The pri­vati­sa­tion of Medi­care Penalty rates Gon­ski full rec­om­men­da­tions for ed­u­ca­tion re­form.

$100,000 de­grees and same sex mar­riage? These are all is­sues that af­fect all of the peo­ple of Hin­kler in one way or an­other I know where I stand Mr Pitt but where do you? I will de­bate you on these mat­ters any day of the week.

Tim Law­son La­bor Can­di­date for Hin­kler

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