Qld Labor Government is using tricky language to back away from its commitment not to sell assets:

by Ted Sorensen
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Qld Labor Government is using tricky language to back away from its commitment not to sell assets:

  • Tuesday (2 March) the Premier said a Labor Government would not sell "major" assets
  • Today (5 March), Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said Labor wouldn't sell "strategic" assets.


Annastacia Palaszczuk and her colleagues claimed before the election that government building and land sales were asset sales. They went to the election with an iron-clad promise not to sell assets. It's a matter for the public record and the Premier can't walk away from that commitment now that she is in the top job.

Labor has a track record of dudding voters when it comes to asset sales. It's a case of history repeating itself.   Does this mean the ETU bosses will be out picketing again? Like they did when the Bligh Government sold assets.

In less than a month since being sworn in, Labor has given us an infrastructure freeze, an admission that they will increase debt and now they're backing away from the one commitment that probably snared them the election.

Queenslanders don't want weasel words, they want the truth and they deserve to know what assets the Labor Party intends to sell now they are in office. Labor can't go blaming the previous government, it's time for them to step up and be accountable for their actions.

Let's not forget more than one million Queenslanders supported the LNP at the election.  We are an experienced, stable and competent team and we will deliver for Queenslanders.

The LNP has listened to the message voters sent at the election which is why the asset leasing agenda is dead and buried.

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