News

Govt left legacy of 'failure': Seeney

LNP govt left legacy of “failure, dishonesty and debt” said Jeff Seeney.
LNP govt left legacy of “failure, dishonesty and debt” said Jeff Seeney. Greg Miller

A LEGACY of "failure, dishonesty and debt" is what Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney says the new LNP government has been left.

Lashing out during his address to parliament on Thursday, the Member for Callide said Labor's failure would last for "generations" as the LNP faced the "huge task ahead".

"I don't think any other Queensland government has failed to an extent the previous Labor government who occupied this chamber failed," he said.

"It's a long list of crises we saw as the end result of the maladministration of that government

"The health crisis and the pay role scandals, Dr Patel, the fake Tahitian prince, the water crisis, the waste of billions of dollars on the water grid, the rusty desalination plants, the Traveston Dam, destruction of the Mary Valley, soaring water prices and power prices, the Kids in Care Crisis, the Bruce Hwy crisis - the list goes on and on and on."

Mr Seeney said he was proud to see the LNP members extend almost the entire way around the 89-seat parliament after 14 years in opposition.

But he attacked Labor's election campaign targeting his new leader Campbell Newman's financial affairs and those of his family as "disgusting" and "unprecedented".

"I congratulate all of the new members ... it is so wonderful to stand here after so many years and see so many of you join us in this parliament," he said.

"I think all of us would agree the one person we must acknowledge more than all in terms of the leadership role to get us to this point is the Member for Ashgrove (Mr Newman).

"The Premier of Queensland, who back in March 22, 2011, took the momentous decision to leave Brisbane City Council and move to state politics.

"The leadership he has shown since has been a significant part of the reason why so many LNP members are in this chamber today."

Mr Seeney said many people questioned the move and "a lot of people said it wouldn't work", including Labor, which reacted with "glee" the day after the announcement.

"The glee on the faces of those that sat on the government benches was something I will never forget, but there's not too many of them here today," he said.

"They have met the political fate they so richly deserved because we were able to bring to this state parliament leader with experience, with a track record, with the respect of all Queenslanders."

Topics:  debt, government, jeff seeney, lnp




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Footy lovers love pizza too

Bundaberg Eagle Boys store gets ready for Origin. Photo Contributed

Origin will be one the biggest nights in the pizza industry

Hopes roadside vigil will spark memories

No Caption

A ROADSIDE vigil will be held at the site where a man lost his life

19 places you can watch the State of Origin around Bundy

Cameron Smith of the Maroons passes the ball  during State of Origin Game III between the NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AAP Image/Glenn Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Find out what hotels, clubs, and other venues are doing for Origin

Latest deals and offers

Fisho claims he found Spirit of 1770 first

Bundaberg fisherman Glen Watson was the first person to discover the Spirit of 1770 when he hooked up on while trawling on Friday May 20. Mr Watson shows off what was brought up on his nets after the near disaster. Photo: Craig Warhurst/News mail

Bundaberg fisherman Glen Watson says he was the first person to discover the wreck...

Bennett, Langer, Thurston and others talk Cam Smith

Broncos and former QLD coach Wayne Bennett.

Broncos and former QLD coach plus past and present players talk about Cameron...

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked