QUEENS­LAND DEBT

The Australian - - QUEENSLAND DECIDES - AD­DI­TIONAL RE­PORT­ING: CHAR­LIE PEEL

bell New­man (at the cab­i­net ta­ble) and I re­mem­ber his po­si­tion very, very clearly when as­set sales were put on the ta­ble. He said you will rue the day you did this. And he was right,” Mr Dick­son told ABC Ra­dio Bris­bane.

Mr Ni­cholls at­tacked LNP de­fec­tor Mr Dick­son as “com­pletely un­trust­wor­thy”, but did not deny his al­le­ga­tion that he pressed ahead with pri­vati­sa­tion in de- fi­ance of Mr New­man’s warn­ings. Cam­paign­ing in far north Queens­land yes­ter­day, Pre­mier An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk re­fused to com­mit to re­duc­ing the state’s debt.

“We will be ad­dress­ing that is­sue,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“We will al­ways make that a pri­or­ity and we have done that in our last term of govern­ment.”

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