DAY TWO OF THE QUEENSLAND STATE ELECTION CAMPAIGN:
WHAT WAS PROMISED?
- Labor promised to underwrite the next stage of a $1.7 billion power transmission line connecting Mount Isa and the northwest mining region to the national grid. It says the project will cut electricity costs, boost mining and protect jobs.
- The Liberal National Party promised a $493 million community service obligation, or subsidy, for Energy Queensland. It says the subsidy will lower power costs for businesses by up to 20 per cent and protect jobs.
- Labor also committed $1.5 million in funding for a preliminary business case for the expansion of Townsville University Hospital.
WHERE DID IT HAPPEN?
- Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk visited Traeger, held by Katter's Australian Party leader Robbie Katter with a margin of 28.5 per cent, making it the safest seat in the state. She denied her announcement was aimed at securing KAP support in the event of a hung parliament.
- Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington was in Nudgee, which is held by Leanne Linard with a margin of 14.3 per cent and is one of Labor's safest seats.
- Deputy Premier Steven Miles flew to Mundingburra, which is among Labor's most marginal seats and held by retiring Disability Services Minister Coralee O'Rourke by 1.1 per cent. Labor's Les Walker, a former city councillor who works in corrective services, faces an LNP challenge from former police officer Glenn Doyle. KAP, One Nation and the United Australia Party are also targetting Mundingburra.
WHAT DID THEY SAY?
- "What's fundamentally important to me is peoples' jobs, because without a job you can't put food on the table, you can't pay the rent, you can't pay the mortgage, you can't buy the books or the school shoes for your children." - Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on jobs.
- "How bored would you be if we released all of our announcements today." - Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington on LNP costings.
- "I do hope to get some leave around Christmas, it's been a very busy year." - Deputy Premier Steven Miles joking when asked about "leave".
- A YouGov poll found Ms Palaszczuk leading Ms Frecklington 40 per cent to 27 per cent on who voters trust to manage Queensland's economic recovery and create jobs after the election.
- The poll also found that 47 per cent of respondents thought Labor will lead the next government and 36 per cent thought the LNP would lead with 17 per cent unsure.