Statement from LNP Leader Deb Frecklington on revelations that Queensland taxpayers have funded pre-election polling for the Palaszczuk Labor Government:
'For the Palaszczuk Labor Government to use hundreds of thousands of taxpayers' dollars on polling is an absolute disgrace.
'With 234,000 Queenslanders out of work, this is proof that the only job Annastacia Palaszczuk cares about is her own.
'The Department of Premier and Cabinet's contract register shows Annastacia Palaszczuk spent $528,000 of taxpayers' money on coronavirus polling.
'Annastacia Palaszczuk claims to be following the health advice but now it is clear it's all about politics and populism.
'The Labor party should repay the money to taxpayers today.
'In the last 6 months Labor has spent almost $6 million of taxpayers money on polling and advertising in a desperate bid to buy the election.'
NB: Details about the polling scandal were published in today's edition of The Australian.