Newman won't talk PR cost until after election
THOSE behind the scenes were once again front and centre in the Queensland Parliament, with the government unable to say how much it is paying consultants to help it sell its privatisation plan.
On Tuesday, Premier Campbell Newman confirmed Liberal Party pollsters and campaign strategists Crosby Textor were on the books. The Phillips Group have also been engaged.
On Wednesday, the Opposition added PPR and Burson-Marsteller to that list.
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The government has budgeted $11.2 million in total for its 'Strong Choices' advertising campaign. Opposition leader Annastacia Palaszczuk once again questioned how much the consultancies were costing the government. And once again Mr Newman said it would be revealed once the campaign was finished - after the election.
"The reason I make that point is that the work is still underway," he said.