One Na­tion ‘gives LNP a hand’

The Gympie Times - - NEWS -

LA­BOR has ac­cused One Na­tion of hand­ing out LNP howto-vote cards, say­ing new photos show the two con­ser­va­tive par­ties are in ca­hoots.

La­bor sent the pic­tures to the me­dia. They ap­pear to show a One Na­tion vol­un­teer hand­ing out LNP cam­paign ma­te­rial on Mon­day at a pre­polling sta­tion in the Bris­bane sub­urb of Lyt­ton.

La­bor front­bencher Cameron Dick said LNP leader Tim Ni­cholls must end any col­lu­sion or co-op­er­a­tion at al­most 100 pre-polling booths ac­cept­ing votes ahead of the Novem­ber 25 elec­tion.

“Fail­ure to en­sure this will con­firm once and for all the se­cret al­liance that is in place be­tween the two par­ties,” he said.

Mr Ni­cholls has de­nied any knowl­edge of the in­ci­dent.

“I’m not sure if that’s oc­cur­ring so what I will say is if you want to see real change ... the best thing to do is vote one for your lo­cal LNP MPs or can­di­dates,” he said.

Asked if he’d be happy if One Na­tion was hand­ing out LNP ma­te­rial, Mr Ni­cholls replied, “Of course not”.

Mr Ni­cholls has ruled out a coali­tion with One Na­tion but re­fused to say he will not ac­cept sup­port, in­sist­ing reg­u­lar Queens­lan­ders aren’t in­ter­ested in po­lit­i­cal games.

One Na­tion is polling strongly in some elec­torates and could be king­maker if that con­tin­ues on elec­tion day.

Po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst Paul Wil­liams says the LNP’s de­ci­sion to pref­er­ence One Na­tion sec­ond in about 50 of Queens­land’s 93 elec­torates risks leav­ing vot­ers jaded, given the party has spent months say­ing there will be no deals with Pauline Han­son’s party.

PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

SUP­PORT: A One Na­tion vol­un­teer ap­pears to hand out LNP cam­paign ma­te­rial at a pre-polling sta­tion in Lyt­ton.

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