Newman in panic mode after savage by-election loss

Federal Member for Fairfax

Media release

Campbell Newman’s about face on major policy initiatives demonstrated a government in panic mode following its Stafford by-election humiliation, according to Clive Palmer.

Federal leader of the Palmer United Party and member for Fairfax, Mr Palmer, has blasted the premier for deceiving the public over reforms to Queensland’s corruption watchdog and tough anti-bikie legislation.

“They were ridiculous laws to begin with but what’s worse is that we have a leader that cannot be trusted who is now trying to manipulate the people of Queensland,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“He is attempting to reverse his bikie laws and the changes to the Crime and Corruption Commission but it is too late. The people of Queensland know what he is capable of and they will never forget.”

Mr Palmer said Mr Newman’s actions showed the government was desperate and would say anything to be re-elected.

“Although the chances of that happening are fading by the hour,’’ he said.

“The Stafford and Redcliffe by-election results are a clear warning that this government will be thrown out at next state election. The people have had enough of the LNP and have not forgotten what happened under Labor either,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“The Palmer United Party is here to protect and serve all Queenslanders.”