Poles and wires sale another Newman government betrayal

Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk said Campbell Newman must immediately apologise for betraying Queenslanders. Ms Palaszczuk said today’s announcement by Treasurer Tim Nicholls that electricity poles and wires were now up for sale was a nightmare for Queensland...

More proof of LNP arrogance on asset sales

Shadow Treasurer Curtis Pitt says thanks to Treasurer Tim Nicholls the Newman Government cannot argue 99-year leases over facilities such as ports are not asset sales. Mr Pitt also said the LNP was tainting the Queensland Plan process by pushing its asset sales agenda...

Qld unemployment nowhere near Newman’s 4%: Pitt

Shadow Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the August unemployment data from the ABS showed Queensland’s unemployment rate still at levels well above when Campbell Newman was elected. “Campbell Newman promised a 4% unemployment rate. Today’s data shows it was 6.7% seasonally...

Newman, Nicholls hide true asset sales cost

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has repeated his tactic of hiding the full cost from Queenslanders of the LNP’s record $33.6 billion asset sales program. “The costs could easily cost taxpayers up to $300 million even before they have had a chance to vote for or...