New PM should listen to the people

MEMBER for Burnett Rob Messenger and Member for Gladstone Liz Cunningham voiced their views on the Kevin Rudd fallout yesterday morning.

Mrs Cunningham has said that she was shocked at how fast everything happened and was unsure of the affects the outcome will have on Gladstone.

“It is a bit early to tell, Chris (Trevor) has spoken positively in support of Kevin Rudd and the mining tax. I don’t know what has happened (yesterday) but his responsibility will now be to forge a good relationship with the new leader,” Mrs Cunningham said.

On issues regarding State Parliament she had said that she hoped Ms Gillard won’t make the same mistakes as Kevin Rudd.

“I think it is noticeable when a party consistently ignores the community and they know there will be consequences.

“The community has said ‘don’t sell the assets’ and the (state leader) has continued to press on and it shows that the community can way heavily on a party and take action.”

As for Rob Messenger he wasn’t surprised at all to hear that Kevin Rudd was moved aside.

“A domino effect will occur with whispers that the Premier of Queensland is next to go,” Mr Messenger said.

He has also said that the move to let Kevin Rudd go will have a big affect on State Government leadership.

“If Julia wants any chance of winning she will need to get rid of Bligh and come up with a policy to stop the asset sales.”

As for the state of Kevin Rudd after the announcement, Mr Messenger has said that he was disgusted by the speech.

“I was not proud to be an Australian when I heard his speech.”

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