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Springborg seeks KAP support

KAP: Katter's Australian Party's Rob Katter and Shane Knuth.
KAP: Katter's Australian Party's Rob Katter and Shane Knuth.

LNP leader Lawrence Springborg issued a 45-point manifesto to KAP MPs Rob Katter and Shane Knuth to woo their support.

In a letter to the pair, Mr Springborg outlined the LNP's key points.

"Importantly, the undertakings I give in this letter would apply even if, at some future date during this term, the LNP was able to form a government without requiring the support of KAP MPs," Mr Springborg wrote.

Mr Springborg's second point referred to leasing corporations.

"There will be no leasing or sale of government- owned corporations," he wrote.

Mr Springborg said the party's focus on rural and regional jobs and growing the regional economy will be underpinned with a commitment to:

Give local councils priority for local roads and maintenance projects.

Deliver on the LNP's election commitment to reject any mining application that advocates 100% FIFO workers.

Yesterday at midday Mr Katter and Mr Knuth issued a joint release outlining their key concerns for the state.

"This process is all about jobs: the Galilee Basin, an Ethanol mandate," Mr Knuth said.

Mr Springborg addressed both in points 25 and 26 of his letter, stating the LNP would:

Introduce a Bill to mandate Ethanol in fuel with an implementation board to consult with industry bodies.

Develop the Galilee Basin and establish the Galilee Basin Development Commission to oversee the development of common used state-owned infrastructure.

Mr Katter and Mr Knuth remain in discussions with both major parties.

Springborg's points

Framework for future natural gas tenements

Maintain Royalties for the Regions

Invest in Queensland highways

Lobby for federal assistance grants for local governments

No downsize to Rural Fire Service

Deliver about 537 more teachers


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