Campbell Newman reveals election campaign battle plan

QUEENSLANDERS won't be hearing new election promises from the LNP until the campaign's second week.

Premier Campbell Newman told Gold Coast radio station GoldFM the LNP would spend the next week talking about their achievements in power before announcing policies next week.

"This week, right up until Sunday, I'll be talking about what the government's been doing, how we've got hospitals and schools and policing issues sorted out and better services for Queenslanders," he said. 

"So I spend a bit of time talking about why we're having an election, what the government's done, from Sunday onwards guys then I'll be going around the state making policy announcements."

While Mr Newman was in Queensland's southern-most city, Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk was in far north Queensland, speaking on Cairns radio station SeaFM.

Ms Palaszczuk said the Labor Party would be reintroducing the Skilling Queenslanders program the LNP cut, but announcing a fuller economic and jobs plan "in the coming weeks".

Meanwhile Clive Palmer told Brisbane's 4BC the election had been held after the Palmer-United-Party-driven Senate inquiry had been given evidence of corruption behind closed doors which had forced the election.

Mr Palmer said he would be releasing evidence of corruption and an attempt to shut down the senate inquiry on Thursday.

- APN NEWSDESK



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