Likely Premier-to-be Annastacia Palaszczuk and Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten
Likely Premier-to-be Annastacia Palaszczuk and Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten Rob Williams

Labor to force LNP's hand on donations if it wins power

QUEENSLAND still doesn't have a new government, but the likely successors are already planning their next move.

Forcing the LNP to declare every donation it has received more than $1000 since it changed the law in 2013 would be one of the first moves of a Labor government, as would be removing acting corruption watchdog chair Ken Levy.

But before anything can happen, counting has to finish in a number of tight seats.

Caretaker Premier Campbell Newman visited the Governor to tender his resignation on Monday - a move he announced on Twitter - which will not come into effect until a new government has been declared.

Not to be outdone, Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk also announced her visit to His Excellency over Twitter, hers being a "courtesy call" to keep him updated on the current seat counting situation.

Read more at Brisbane Times


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