Qld election 31 Oct 2020

HBS Guy

Head Honcho
Staff member
Who is going to win? Any polls around?

Will Palmer be able to buy another election result or will the Qld Premier skewer and BBQ him?
 

HBS Guy

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As Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk approached the halfway mark of the election campaign, she did something quite unexpected.

After returning to Brisbane from the regions, Ms Palaszczuk yesterday drove north to the Sunshine Coast.

Although that detail may seem quite humdrum, in political campaigning terms that's quite an aggressive move, because the Premier was driving away from the marginal seats Labor is defending towards the seats it wants to take off the LNP.

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It's a sign of growing confidence in the Labor camp, although a party source warned a mistake by either side could still tip the balance.
 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho
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Normally I start an election thread or two earlier than this. 2020 is just a rotten year full of problems
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Those Palmer adverts are multiple full pages of poison.

I do hope people treat him with the disgust he deserves.

Abortion and Death Taxes appear to be prominent.

Disgusting. He should go away somewhere and quietly die.

But he won't, 'cos he has all that money he stole from his workers .. and hey easy come easy goes. !!!
 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho
Staff member
Meantime we have a trillion dollar debt and we are STILL paying rich retirees back the tax on share income on fully franked dividends that they never paid in the first place!
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Indeed. Another Howard vote buyer that just doesn't make the honesty test.

It shits me that people get refunded tax THEY NEVER PAID. So skewed are our economic bases.
 

DonDeeHippy

Active member
Labor are charging a Grey nomad tax, to every retiree that cashes in their super and gets a caravan to travel.....Still have to pay GST as well... Every pensioner should be mad as hell about that...Considering so many people now are practically being forced to be nomads because they cant afford rent....
The free camp at our town are only for 2 days camping, I see the same old pensioners camping about once a week here for 2 days......Labor made sure they got a bit more out of them though...
 

DonDeeHippy

Active member
If we want to discuss State finances, why not talk about this......


Queensland’s state debt is headed for a sorry milestone by the middle of next year – above $100 billion according to the latest Treasury forecasts. The state’s budget deficit will be about $184.5 million in this current financial year – the largest negative balance sheet outcome since World War II.

and this

Today’s Queensland Productivity Commission report highlights just how fragile and narrowly based the state economy was before COVID

or this

It has been a staple in criticism of Labor governments since Anna Bligh was premier (the time when most of the state debt was accumulated).

be nice to talk about this stuff......
 
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