ON THE TRAIL DAY 17
The Premier visited Edge Hill State School in Cairns (ALP, Cairns 7.5 per cent) to view a student production. She met her local candidates and Education and Tourism Minister Kate Jones. Ms Palaszczuk took a boat to Green Island where she spruiked her tourism policy.
$15 million for new music teachers and instruments
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“We’ve got the Commonwealth Games on our doorstep next year … what sort of signal do we want to send to the rest of the world?” Annastacia Palaszczuk on the prospect of the LNP and One Nation in government TIM NICHOLLS
The Liberal National Party leader headed to Scenic Rim (LNP 9.2 per cent) to read The Wheels on the Bus to children at the Woodhill State School kindergarten, and to announce a $60m upgrade to Mount Lindesay Highway. He then took the campaign up the Great Dividing Range to Toowoomba’s Queens Park (Toowoomba North, LNP, 1.6 per cent).
Promised to employ 535 extra frontline police officers at a cost of $108m over the next three years QUOTE OF THE DAY “People know that (One Nation state leader) Steve Dickson is completely untrustworthy, he’s untrustworthy in relation to his loyalty, he’s untrustworthy in relation to the people of Buderim, he’s untrustworthy to his former colleagues. I think people should take whatever Steve Dickson says in the light of his proven untrustworthiness” Tim Nicholls on LNP defector Mr Dickson’s declaration that former premier Campbell Newman had warned cabinet against asset sales. STEVE DICKSON
Interview on Brisbane ABC radio before meeting the council of mayors in Brisbane ANNOUNCEMENT $167m to employ 3000 extra nurses, 100 midwives and 400 nurse navigators QUOTE OF THE DAY “It was Tim Nicholls who made that decision, because he was the treasurer and he drove that point. And he also drove the issue relating to asset sales in Queensland.” Steve Dickson