How will Tim Nicholls pay for more than $22 Billion worth of campaign promises?

Published: Comments:
Elections Employment & Training Political

Social:   

Queenslanders concerned Tim Nicholls has no way to pay for the cost of the LNP’s campaign promises fear he is holding back plans to sell the state’s electricity assets until the last minute.

The LNP have so far promised more than $22 Billion worth of policies this campaign, but Mr Nicholls again refused to reveal how they will pay for these promises in an interview on ABC Radio 612 this morning.

Not4Sale Campaign Coordinator Stuart Traill said Tim Nicholls needed to come clean on the LNP's plan to pay for these commitments, as Queenslanders were fearing the worst.

“At the last election Tim Nicholls was saying asset sales were the only way for the LNP to pay for their promises unless Queenslanders wanted cut to services and jobs, or taxes to be raised,” he said.

“Yet here he is less than three years later refusing to say how he will pay for more than $22 Billion worth of campaign promises.

“We know that he was part of a government that lied to voters in at the last election about there being no jobs cuts, then they got in and sacked over 18,000 public servants.

“So why would anyone believe he won’t sell our assets?”

Mr Traill said voters could not trust Mr Nicholls with the fate of their assets as privatisation was in the LNP’s DNA.

“Tim Nicholls was the architect of the Newman Government’s Strong Choices campaign to sell Queensland’s power networks at the last election. Who can seriously trust he won’t try it again?” he said.

“The best way Queenslanders can protect themselves from power price rises is to keep our power assets in public hands. And the only way to do that is to put the LNP and One Nation last.”

 
Electrical Trades Union (ETU) :
Queensland Wide
1800 388 937
Electrical Trades Union (ETU)
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Power plant hysteria driven by LNP aligned think tank 20 November 2017 | The Electrical Trades Union rejects hysterical analysis of the Palaszczuk Government’s energy policy from partisan climate change skeptics at right wing think tank the Australian Institute for Progress. More information...
How will Tim Nicholls pay for more than $22 Billion worth of campaign promises? 13 November 2017 | Queenslanders concerned Tim Nicholls has no way to pay for the cost of the LNP’s campaign promises fear he is holding back plans to sell the state’s electricity assets until the last minute. More information...
LNP reveal secret plans to demerge Energy Queensland 07 November 2017 | Power bills are set to surge under LNP plans to “break up” recently merged electricity distributor Energy Queensland – revealed by Jarrod Bleijie to the Toowoomba Chronicle yesterday. More information...
Power prices set to surge under Nicholls’ wasteful demerger plans 05 November 2017 | Tim Nicholls’ generator demerger plan is an unnecessary duplication of resources which will send Queensland’s power prices surging like they did under the last LNP Government, the Not4Sale campaign said... More information...
One Nation leave asset sales on the table in hung parliament negotiations 31 October 2017 | The Not4Sale campaign says One Nation have shown their hand by leaving asset sales on the negotiating table in the eventuation of a hung parliament. More information...
Energy Queensland workers are heroes 26 October 2017 | The ETU is proud of its track record of negotiating a high standard of wages and conditions for its Members throughout Queensland’s highly dangerous electrical industry. More information...
Tarong bounces back 5 years after LNP put Power Station units into storage 11 October 2017 | The ETU has praised the Palaszczuk Government for bringing local jobs back to the community of Tarong by putting two power station units back online which were placed into cold storage by the LNP. More information...
Not4Sale campaign begins to protect QLD assets 29 September 2017 | The community campaign credited with toppling Campbell Newman’s one-term Government will kick off again in Brisbane’s northern suburbs tomorrow by warning residents of the threat a LNP and One Nation Coalition... More information...
ATQ Relentless in Attacks on Apprentices 21 August 2017 | The AMWU, ETU, CFMEU and Plumbers Unions are involved in a legal battle on behalf of apprentices as the Federal Court today considers an application that has far reaching consequences for award rates of pay and... More information...
‘Asset recycling’? ‘Asset leasing’? Queenslanders reject privatisation no matter how its packaged 07 August 2017 | The Not4Sale campaign has warned Queensland voters to be wary of weasel words employed by proponents of privatisation looking to advocate for asset sales in the lead up to the State Election. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service