TRAPS AFTERTHEDENIALS THEDEALISDONE

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

FOR­GET de­nials – P Pauline li Han­son’s One Na­tion team has sounded out La­bor over a shock new coali­tion to run Queens­land.

Like Bobby Kennedy’s mystery moves with Rus­sian leader Nikita Khrushchev to solve the Cuban mis­sile cri­sis in 1962, the 1N talks started with a se­cret phone call.

Book­ies must have got wind and odds on a NZ-style La­bor-1N coali­tion have firmed to $3.60.

An LNP-1N al­liance re­mains the most likely at $1.27 but all along Premier Sta­cia has been em­phatic she would not tango with Pauline’s team.

“No deals’’ on pref­er­ences or any­thing is the Premier’s line with La­bor likely to num­ber 1N last.

LNP chief Tim Ni­cholls also is on the record with “no coali­tion or shared min­istry with One Na­tion’’.

But pres­sure is mount­ing with a Kat­ter-1N pref­er­ences deal on the cards and firm KAP back­ing for the h hot potato Adani coal mine. Paulin i ine’s posse has firmed in six seats in SSp Sports­bet’s elec­tion shake-up. Cur­rent 1N MP Steve Dick­son firmed from $5 to be­come new $1.80 favo ourite to re­tain Bud­erim ahead of th the LNP who blew from $1.14 to $ $2.20.

LNP vote swap­ping with 1N also may in­clude Mans­field and Mt Om­maney.

“I’ve been too busy to check the bet­ting. But I’ve al­ways said ma­jor par­ties will have to deal with us.,’’ Dick­son said.

Heavy elec­tion cash won’t ar­rive with Sports­bet etc un­til the last days be­fore Novem­ber 25 polling.

“Most of the money floods in the fi­nal Fri­day,’’ Sports­bet’s Chris­tian Jantzen told Traps.

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