Pollies long on promises, short on detail for Flynn

LET'S face it. We're in a marginal seat.

And that means we are likely to see every single party leader in the Gladstone region at least once during the coming week.

On Monday it was Kevin Rudd's and Bob Katter's turn.

No doubt at some stage we're likely to see Tony, Clive and heaps of others as they all spruik their policies, which they maintain are a million times better than the others.

Sound cynical? Sure is.

On one side you have the Prime Minister promising millions and on the other side you have the Opposition Leader promising millions, but in either case it seems to be short when it comes to detail.

Mr Rudd came to town on Monday and the only thing he could offer was a policy that had been announced the day before and had more to do with trainees everywhere than it did with our region specifically.

To both major leaders: What are you going to offer the people of Gladstone to make them change their minds?

Precious little that we've seen so far.

Click here for our federal election guide to the seat of Flynn, and here for full coverage of the lead-up to the 2013 election.

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What issue is most important to you during this election?

This poll ended on 07 September 2013.

Current Results

The budget deficit

21%

Asylum seekers

15%

Education

6%

Cost of living

28%

Health

20%

Other

8%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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