One Nation will push for Newman-Nicholls style cuts and sackings, Senator Pauline Hanson confirmed yesterday.
As reported in today's Cairns Post, Ms Hanson told media yesterday:
"It is a matter of reining in the budget plus doing very important infrastructure projects."
Labor's Campaign spokesman Cameron Dick said Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls and Ms Hanson needed to confirm what they would cut and who they would sack to "rein in the budget" and still have money in the budget for important North Queensland projects like the $152 million Smithfield Bypass and $75 million towards the Townsville Port Channel Upgrade.
"The only way Tim Nicholls can become Premier is with the support of One Nation," Mr Dick said.
"And Pauline Hanson has confirmed that that clearly means more cuts and more sackings – just like when Tim Nicholls was Campbell Newman's Treasurer."
Mr Dick said the comments came on top of the declaration by Former Liberal Prime Minister John Howard last week that the public service was too big. Mr Howard said:
"I think it's fair to say the number employed by the current government have got a little out of proportion."
"Both Mr Nicholls and Ms Hanson should outline what their plans are and how they would go about 'reining in the budget'," Mr Dick said.
"Queensland is a decentralised State.
"There are 1239 state schools in Queensland and 192 hospitals and health clinics.
"Which schools need fewer teachers? Which hospitals need fewer nurses?"
Mr Dick said Queenslanders had a clear choice on Saturday.
"The choice is between a stable Labor Government or the cuts and chaos of an LNP/ One Nation collation," he said.