LNP puts ‘job killing’ Greens last

Queensland Election 2017: LNP puts Greens last

Queensland State Election
TIT FOR TAT: The LNP will put the Greens last on how-to-vote card at the November 25 Queensland election.

TIT FOR TAT: The LNP will put the Greens last on how-to-vote card at the November 25 Queensland election.

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The LNP will put the Greens last on how-to-vote card at the November 25 Queensland election.

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THE Liberal National Party will put the Greens have been put last on every LNP how-to-vote card at the November 25 Queensland election.

LNP Leader Tim Nicholls said the defining issue of this campaign is job creation and who can deal with record high power prices,” Mr Nicholls said.

“The Greens’ policies destroy jobs and push up power prices and these positions hurt Queensland families and small businesses and regrettably the Greens are joined at the hip with Labor.

“The only way for Queenslanders to get the positive change they want is to vote for their local Liberal National Party candidate. And the only way for you and your family to get ahead is to vote for your local Liberal National Party candidate.

“A vote for anyone else will mean the return of a do-nothing Labor Government and the price that Queenslanders will pay is higher power prices, less job security and more political correctness.”

The Greens announced on October 2 it would put One Nation last on all of its how-to-votes cards in each seat they contested, with the LNP second last.

Queensland Greens convenor Andrew Bartlett said the decision had been made “because like the LNP, the One Nation Party’s only solution is to attack those who can’t fight back, while protecting the wealthy and powerful.”

 LNP president Gary Spence said historically the LNP's preferences were rarely distributed as LNP candidates traditionally finished first or second in the primary vote for each seat.

“The LNP has not entered into a preference arrangement with One Nation, the Labor Party, Katter Australia Party or the Greens,” Mr Spence said.

“Labor, the Greens, One Nation and Katter have all entered into preference deals.

“We make recommendations, through our how-to-vote cards, but they are recommendations and we trust Queenslanders to vote for change and to vote against this do-nothing Labor Government.”

Mr Nicholls said One Nation had put members including Andrew Cripps, Dale Last, Ian Walker, Tarnya Smith and others behind Labor.

“A vote for One Nation in Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, Mansfield and Mt Ommaney is a vote for Labor,” Mr Nicholls said.

“Queenslanders remember, that in 1998 and 2001, when One Nation gained seats in the Queensland parliament and then collapsed, it confined Queensland to 12 years of Labor rule.”

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