The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS - WITH PETER CAMERON

ONE Na­tion state boss Ste Steve Di Dickk son has a “bal­ance of power’’ elec­tion timetable to bury La­bor’s Cross River Rail and LNP’s fast train to Bund­aberg.

With Pauline’s party tipped to win a swag of seats out­side Bris­bane, Dick­son (pic­tured with Pauline Han­son) is adamant the 1N MPs will hold that bal­ance of power in the ex­panded state House. Ma­jori­ties start at 47 seats.

Edgy LNP MPs tell Traps Premier Sta­cia will make a dash back from Toowoomba Cab­i­net on Mon­day to call the state poll on Tues­day.

But Traps is not so sure with Cab­i­net min­is­ters and key A-Pal staff tak­ing hol­i­days and Premier off to Kin­garoy on Tues­day. Just bank on a new Par­lia­ment at least a month be­fore the Gold Coast Games April 4. Dick­son’s timetable can’t squeeze in the so-called eight minute travel sav­ing for XRR com­muters. “Cross River Rail is dead. Sav­ing eight min min­utes travel for $5.4 bil­lion says wem w we’re just be­ing bull­shit­ted to. “Very Fast Train has a few ob­sta­clescl cles. It’s not costed and VFT needs lon long straight stretches. ““We need to du­pli­cate the north­ern line past Beer­bur­rum first,’’ said Bd Bud­erim-based Dick­son. “Sun­shine Coast is the poor cousin to Gold Coast. Some of our trains even lack toi­lets,’’ Dick­son said. The 1N team also will push for a new dam in the Gympie area and roads to Sun­shine Coast Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal. The 1N pri­mary vote peaked at 43.5 per cent win­ning 11 seats in 1998 vote. The A-Pal elec­tion mes­sage is ex­pected to sound louder af­ter the Queen’s Birth­day long week­end early Oc­to­ber. Sta­cia’s hearts and flow­ers for Toowoomba will be “There’s 46 doc­tors and 200 nurses and mid­wives been added to Dar­ling Downs Health Ser­vices.’’

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