LNP de­ci­sion could lead to ‘par­lia­men­tary chaos’

The Chronicle - - NEWS - Matthew New­ton Matthew.New­ton@thechron­i­cle.com.au

THE LNP’s de­ci­sion to pref­er­ence One Na­tion sec­ond in the ma­jor­ity of seats could lead to par­lia­men­tary chaos, ac­cord­ing to ALP can­di­date for Toowoomba North Kerry Shine.

Re­spond­ing to news the LNP had pref­er­enced One Na­tion sec­ond on its how to vote cards in 50 of 61 elec­torates in which a One Na­tion can­di­date is run­ning, Mr Shine yes­ter­day said it was a shame the LNP “hadn’t taken the same prin­ci­pled stand with One Na­tion as the La­bor Party”.

The ALP ruled out form­ing a coali­tion with One Na­tion ear­lier this year.

“If the LNP and One Na­tion are suc­cess­ful in the elec­tions and we end up with an LNP coali­tion gov­ern­ment sup­ported by One Na­tion, it could lead to the kind of chaos that was ex­hib­ited yes­ter­day with One Na­tion in the Se­nate, and what was ex­hib­ited 20 years ago in 1998 when we saw One Na­tion dis­in­te­grate,” Mr Shine said.

“For them not to learn the les­sons of his­tory de­spite those events is ev­i­dence of short sight­ed­ness.”

BLUNT: La­bor can­di­date Kerry Shine.

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