Campbell Newman will today
retreat from some of the Government’s most
Looks like the
writings on the wall for these c!@ts....good job!
STEVEN WARDILL State Political Editor
July 21, 201412:00AM
New member for Stafford Dr Anthony
Lynham with Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk.
just fuck off dick.
Premier Campbell Newman will meet
with Cabinet to discuss what policies may need a
revamp in light of Stafford by-election defeat.
Picture: Tara Croser.
CAMPBELL Newman will today retreat
from some of the Government’s most controversial decisions
following the LNP’s weekend annihilation in the Stafford
can reveal Cabinet will today discuss scrapping several of the
most contentious elements of reforms to Queensland’s corruption
watchdog and tough anti-bikie legislation.
The Queensland Premier spent yesterday
briefing senior LNP MPs on his plans after the Government
suffered a massive 18.6 per cent swing against it in Stafford.
It is understood the Government will
reintroduce a bipartisan appointments process for the chair of
the newly named Crime and Corruption Commission.
The controversial decision by Attorney-General
Jarrod Bleijie to remove the bipartisan parliamentary
committee’s role in appointments was heavily condemned by former
corruption inquiry head Tony Fitzgerald in one of his numerous
salvos at the Newman Government.
Cabinet will also discuss
removing some of the harshest aspects of the criminal motorcycle
gang legislation that Mr Newman has repeatedly insisted he does
not like but were an important weapon in the war against rebel
It is also understood Cabinet members have
been assured there will be no reshuffle and each will fight on
to the election and be tasked with better selling the
A senior Government source last night said Mr
Newman had briefed colleagues that the Stafford result showed
the Government’s pace and extent of reform had worried
Queenslanders and they must now act.
“He has consulted his colleagues today and
intends to take to Cabinet a number of measures to address those
concerns,’’ the source said.
Cabinet will also discuss asset sales but the
Government remains staunchly behind the need to pay down debt
and invest in infrastructure.
Labor candidate Anthony Lynham now holds the
party’s safest seat after a mammoth swing against the LNP which
surpassed the Redcliffe result of 17.1 per cent in February.
The Stafford outcome, just eight months before
the general election, sent shock waves through the LNP and
renewed fears over whether Mr Newman can retain his neighbouring
electorate of Ashgrove which he holds by a margin of 5.7 per
Mr Newman yesterday ruled out a reshuffle but
said the Government has to do better at selling its
achievements. “The issue is that Queenslanders perhaps don’t
appreciate exactly the case that the state is starting to really
move forward,” he said.