Premier speech sparks election talk Man on spit, drink drive charges
A SERIES speeches in Queensland Parliament spruiking the Labor Government’s achievements while in office have led to speculation the Premier could be about to call the election.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk ( right) led the charge, stating her government had achieved 87 per cent of its promises from the last election.
“As I travel across the state and meet Queenslanders, of there is a new spirit of optimism, confidence and unity,” she told parliament yesterday.
Treasurer Curtis Pitt then continued the pitch.
“Queensland’s growth is up, our domestic economy is recovering, unemployment is down and we have created 77,300 net new jobs,” he said.
A number of other government MPs also took the opportunity to sum up their portfolio achievements. A MAN was arrested after he allegedly spat on a bartender and drove drunk down Flind ders St on Wednesday night.
It will be alleged the 23year- old man had been denied entry to a club on Flinders St about 9.20pm, before becoming abusive towards security.
He then allegedly entered the bar, but was refused service, before again spitting on a bartender and leaving.
Police then saw a car driv- ing erratically on Flinders St after leaving a car park and followed the man into another venue and arrested him.
Townsville Police Station officer- in- charge acting Senior Sergeant Damien Ahearn said not only was spitting on someone a despicable act, drink driving was extremely dangerous.
“If you’re consuming alcohol don’t get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle or any other type of vehicle for that matter and drive it,” he said. “Any assault, by any person against another is never ok, but for someone to spit on another person is probably the lowest form of assault.”
The Wulguru man has been charged with one count of assault, public nuisance, driving under the influence, fail to provide specimen of blood for analysis, drive defective vehicle and possession of a knife.