Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

LNP leader Tim Ni­cholls has been vo­cal in telling the gov­ern­ment to scrap an an­nual in­dex­a­tion pol­icy ap­plied to some fees and charges, in­clud­ing car reg­is­tra­tion.

The trou­ble for Mr Ni­cholls is that the in­dex­a­tion pol­icy he at­tacks is the one he im­ple­mented when he was Camp­bell Newman’s Trea­surer in the for­mer

gov­ern­ment — it’s in black and white for all to see in his Bud­get pa­pers.

Not con­tent with be­ing lazy and neg­a­tive, Mr Ni­cholls and the LNP now have am­ne­sia — call­ing for the scrap­ping of a pol­icy they were quite happy with in gov­ern­ment. In­stead of base­less at­tacks on the Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment, Mr Ni­cholls should be ex­plain­ing to Queens­lan­ders his pol­icy on as­set sales.

It is now eight months since he said he would re­veal his po­si­tion “in due course”.

We all know he still wants to sell in­come-gen­er­at­ing state as­sets, but just isn’t pre­pared to be hon­est with Qlders.

Mr Ni­cholls should also try ex­plain­ing to Queens­lan­ders how he plans to fill the $8 bil­lion bud­get black hole he has dug him­self by op­pos­ing key rev­enue mea­sures of the gov­ern­ment.

Un­til he ex­plains that, no prom­ise he makes is funded and no prom­ise he makes can be be­lieved.

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