Ni­cholls lashes Dick­son over as­set sales claim

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

ONE Na­tion’s Steve Dick­son has been la­belled “com­pletely un­trust­wor­thy” for claim­ing it was Tim Ni­cholls who con­vinced Camp­bell New­man to cut jobs and sell as­sets.

Mr Dick­son, who was Sports Min­is­ter in the New­man gov­ern­ment, said it was “un­fair” the for­mer pre­mier was “con­demned solely for those de­ci­sions” be­cause it was then- trea­surer and now LNP leader Mr Ni­cholls who was in charge of fi­nan­cial de­ci­sions.

“I was in the Cabi­net room, I was a min­is­ter, I sat di­rectly op­po­site Camp­bell New­man and I re­mem­ber his point very, very clearly,” he told the ABC.

“When as­set sales were put on the ta­ble, he said, ‘ you Bs will rue the day you did this’ and he was right.”

Mr Ni­cholls slammed Mr Dick­son but stopped short of say­ing the claims weren’t true.

“I think peo­ple know that Steve Dick­son is com­pletely un­trust­wor­thy,” he said.

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