LNP endorsed candidate, Ken O’Dowd, speaking at his official campaign launch yesterday.
LNP endorsed candidate, Ken O’Dowd, speaking at his official campaign launch yesterday. Brenda Strong

LNP campaign opens its office

THE ribbon was cut at what has been described by the leader of the National Party as the biggest campaign office in Australia.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss, along with Leader of the Nationals in the Senate, Barnaby Joyce, assisted Liberal National Party endorsed Flynn candidate Ken O'Dowd officially launch his campaign and open his Goondoon Street office yesterday.

“This is the biggest campaign office I've seen,” Mr Truss said.

Mr Joyce spoke about the six things the LNP believes saved Australia from a recession, which did not include the Labor Party's stimulus package. He named the coal industry, iron ore industry and the Reserve Bank as some of the key players in keeping Australia's economy afloat.

Mr O'Dowd said the recession had not been avoided completely.

“There's just no confidence out there any more. We are in a recession for small businesses in this part of the world because of the mining tax,” he said.

Mr Truss said Canberra needed a change.

“We in Queensland, and people in New South Wales, know what it's like to give a Labor Government a second chance,” he said. “They don't get any better. Their first time was about reports and reviews which are now gathering dust on shelves.”

Mr Truss said Kevin Rudd couldn't trust Julia Gillard as she stabbed him in the back so neither should voters.

LNP leader Tony Abbott launched the party's health policy yesterday.



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