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LNP election promises not concrete if MPs lose seats

By Mark Beale

THE LNP will spend the billions of dollars made from leasing assets on infrastructure if re-elected.

But they would not commit to following through with commitments if LNP MPs lose their seats.

Announcing their election policy costings at QUT yesterday Premier Campbell Newman, deputy premier Jeff Seeney and treasurer Tim Nicholls said their asset leasing policy would “fund the future”.

Mr Newman said the costings announcement was the campaign’s most important moment. He said the LNP’s infrastructure plans would cater to a predicted population boom across Queensland.

”This state election will decide Queensland’s future and central to the future of Queensland is how we fund our growing state’s needs,” he said.

However, when Mr Nicholls would not commit the LNP to keeping election promises in seats the LNP did not win.

“What we are planning for here and what we’ve provided for here is on the basis of those MPs being elected and the government being returned on January 31 and us funding the commitments that have been made by MPs and by the government in their seats,” he said.

“So quite clearly if the government’s not re-elected, those commitments are not Labor commitments, they will have to explain what they would do differently, but these are our commitments to fund should we be returned.”

The Labor Party is yet to announce their costings and have announced much cheaper projects than the LNP.

Shadow treasurer Curtis Pitt said at Labor’s economic policy announcement the costings would be released before the campaign’s end.

–  APN NEWSDESK

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