Annastacia Palaszczuk stumbles on GST question

Queensland Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk with Federal counterpart Bill Shorten.
Queensland Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk with Federal counterpart Bill Shorten. Rob Williams

OPPOSITION Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk was stumped when asked what the GST percentage was while being quizzed on radio.

Speaking on Brisbane-based radio show 97.3 from Townsville, Ms Palaszczuk had 60 seconds to answer 10 questions. A man in Ipswich won $50 for each question she answered correctly.

The first questions was: "The goods and services tax is taxed at what percentage?" to which Ms Palaszczuk replied "pass".

When asked at the end of the quiz how she did not know that, she told the hosts "I want to change it".

She managed to win $300 for the Ipswich man, answering six questions correctly.

She knew the main strip that ran through Noosa (Hastings), the most northern town out of Townsville and Ingham (Ingham), which town had the Big Pineapple (Nambour), that state animal of Queensland (Koala) and who was elected Premier in 1998 (Peter Beattie). She also knew the only Brisbane suburb starting with the letter 'Z' (Zillmere).


She was stumped by a few pop culture questions and a sporting question.

When asked where football players Artie Beetson and Darren Lockyer first started their career, she said Ipswich. Both started in Roma.

She also did not know the answer to who sang the country song "Kiss a Girl," which Keith Urban released in 2009.

At the end of the quiz, the Ipswich man had the option to bet all of his winnings on another question as part of the "double or nothing" segment.

But after being prodded by Ms Palaszczuk, who said "take the money!" when she was told she'd be asked a pop culture question, the man agreed.

The question was who the man male character was in Fifty Shades of Grey, which Ms Palaszczuk did not know.


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