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LNP abandons upper house push

THE LNP has backed away from a 2009 pledge to hold a referendum into the reintroduction of Queensland Parliament's upper house.

Parliamentary Opposition Leader Jeff Seeney told brisbanetimes.com.au the LNP backed a new committee structure developed by a bi-partisan committee and introduced mid-year by Premier Anna Bligh.

At its 2009 state convention, the LNP overwhelmingly backed a call from delegates to have an independent body draw up an upper house and take it to a referendum if it won office - a position backed by the party's state council in November that year.


Mr Seeney said the LNP's 2009 position had been superseded by support for State Parliament's new committee structure, developed with bi-partisan support.

"I think the motion in 2009 was probably an expression of a desire to see something change in the Queensland Parliament," Mr Seeney said.

"Everybody wanted to see some more accountability and more input into legislation."

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