LNP hopefuls jostle to be next leader

Original article by Charlie Peel
The Australian – Page: Online : 3-Nov-20

Queensland Liberal National Party leader Deb Frecklington announced her resignation on 2 November, despite stating on the night of its big election loss on 31 October that she would be staying on as leader. Potential candidates for the position include current deputy Tim Mander, Dale Last and David Crisafulli, while Frecklington says she will remain MP for Nanango and is happy to serve on the LNP frontbench. Frecklington said she believed the COVID-19 pandemic had contributed to the LNP’s loss, while she said she will give her full support and loyalty to whoever is chosen as its new leader.

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Leadership challenge is on the cards

Original article by Charlie Peel
The Australian – Page: 9 : 2-Nov-20

Opinion is said to be divided within the Queensland Liberal National Party over whether Deb Frecklington should remain as leader after its loss in the state election. Some in the party believe that she should be replaced, while others are of the view that she should stay on and work to further boost her profile. Former LNP Premier Campbell Newman claimed its loss was "predictable" and that the party should have picked a different leader, while Broadwater MP David Crisafulli is the person most mentioned by LNP MPs as a possible replacement for Frecklington.

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Labor punished for not backing coal jobs, Fitzgibbon says

Original article by Mark Ludlow
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 6 : 21-May-19

Adani Mining CEO Lucas Dow says the Queensland government needs to take note of Labor’s poor showing in the state at the federal election, describing it as a referendum on the Carmichael coal project. State Labor MPs are worried about the impact that the government’s delay in approving the mine will have on its fortunes at the state election in 2020. Federal Labor frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon says the party needs to show more support for the coal industry and the jobs it creates; he suffered a 10 per cent swing against him in the coal mining seat of Hunter.

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State MPs poison to Labor’s campaign

Original article by Michael McKenna, Charlie Peel
The Australian – Page: 6 : 17-May-19

State Labor MPs in regional Queensland say they have been abused while issuing Labor’s how-to-vote cards during the federal election campaign, due to the State Government’s handling of the Adani mine issue. Indeed, federal Labor MP Cathy O’Toole is said to have told local state Labor MPs not to hand out how-to-vote cards in her ultra-marginal seat of Herbert because of local anger over delays to the mine. However, local state Labor MP Scott Stewart has denied that O’Toole asked him not to hand out how-to-vote cards.

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One Nation pulls Palmer preference lifeline

Original article by Jamie Walker, Andrew Burrell
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 21-Jan-19

Businessman Clive Palmer is targeting the marginal seat of Herbert in Queensland as he seeks a return to federal politics. Palmer was elected as MP for the seat of Fairfax in 2013 under what was then the Palmer United Party, but chose not to recontest the seat at the 2016 election. Palmer will seek election under the rebadged United Australia Party, but One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has said it will place the UAP last on its how-to-vote card in Herbert. Palmer’s collapsed Queensland Nickel company is said to owe $300 million, and Hanson says One Nation could not consider giving preferences to Palmer until he pays all his former workers their entitlements

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LNP clear: ‘There will be no deals done with One Nation’

Original article by Jamie Walker, Michael McKenna
The Australian – Page: 8 : 8-Nov-17

Liberal-National Party of Queensland president Gary Spence has stressed that it will not seek a preferences deal with One Nation. He also notes that One Nation’s federal leader Pauline has also ruled out a preferences deal with the LNP in the state election, although Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk continues to claim that the LNP and One Nation will agree to swap preferences. Meanwhile, Hanson has downplayed suggestions that One Nation will seek a role in the state’s future government if it gains the power of power.

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State government ‘split over Adani mine’

Original article by Mark Ludlow
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 9 : 2-Nov-17

Liberal-National Party leader Tim Nicholls says a number of senior Queensland Government ministers oppose Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine, while even Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has been reluctant to support it. Nicholls adds that his party fully supports the $A16.5bn project. The Opposition also supports the construction of a clean-coal power station in North Queensland, and has questioned the Government’s failure to release a report which found that it would be financially viable.

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One Nation wild card in Qld poll

Original article by Mark Ludlow
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 10 : 30-Oct-17

Former Queensland premier Campbell Newman forecasts that One Nation could win up to 10 seats in the 2017 state election. He believes that an alliance with One Nation is the only way that Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls will be able to form government. One Nation’s state leader Steve Dickson is optimistic that the party will hold the balance of power in parliament after the election. Meanwhile, Nicholls says issues such as job creation and the cost of living will be the focus of the Liberal-National Party’s election campaign.

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Unions blasted for ‘owning Labor lock, stock and barrel’

Original article by Sarah Elks
The Australian – Page: 2 : 27-Oct-17

Liberal-National Party leader Tim Nicholls says documents obtained under Right to Information law demonstrate the links between the Queensland Government and unions. He has accused the state branch of the Australian Labor Party of being "owned" by unions in the wake of revelations that Energy Minister Mark Bailey communicated with Electrical Trades Union official Peter Simpson via a personal email account during the union’s wage negotiations with a state-owned energy utility.

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Joyce cuts off LNP bid to split

Original article by Michael McKenna, Sarah Martin
The Australian – Page: 1 & 5 : 22-Jul-16

The growing unrest within the Liberal-National Party of Queensland regarding its reduced representation in federal cabinet has prompted dissidents to push for a separate party-room in Canberra. The LNP has also proposed to negotiate its own coalition agreement with the Liberal Party of Australia. The state executive has rejected the motion by a margin of just four votes. A split between the National Party of Australia and the LNP would reduce the former’s party-room from 22 members to 14.

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