Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman. Dan Peled

LNP to put QLD 'back on track': speech

THE LNP government used Tuesday's sitting of Parliament to again hone its apparently infectious talking points.

It appeared every LNP MP had been handed the same notes, with the words "back on track" - usually "putting Queensland back on track" - repeated 23 times in the 90 minutes before the end of Question Time.

The word "reckless", in reference to Labor's financial record or credit rating, was thrown around 10 times, with Treasurer Tim Nicholls managing to squeeze both "reckless" and "recklessly" into the one sentence.

There was more choreographed politicking when Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk asked a question about the Family Support Program which Premier Campbell Newman happily returned with an allegation that the cutting of the program began when the ALP in power.

Leading his chorus of members, Mr Newman declared, "How do you spell hypocrisy?" to which the LNP politicians - right on cue - yelled "A-L-P".

The degradation of the Opposition continued with Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie saying those opposite to him struggled to grasp "financial forward-planning" because they could only understand two words at a time.

The tone was set early on when Speaker and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson made a directive that access to Parliament's public gallery would be restricted if there was a hint of a protest.

Only a month ago, gay rights protestors entered the gallery and heckled the honorable members below.
 
 


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