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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Newman’s First Big Win For Queenslanders

Campbell Newman claims he has forced Anna Bligh to reform the water system that she bungled, the LNP said today. 

Leader of the Opposition Jeff Seeney said on his entry to the State Government scene Mr Newman announced his four point plan to fix the water system. 

“At first Labor rejected these reforms but Campbell Newman held them to account and forced a change,” Mr Seeney said. 

“This is the first big win for Campbell Newman and the people of South East Queensland. 

“We will need to see all the details of Anna Bligh’s plan before we can be sure these changes will help Queenslanders in the way Campbell Newman proposed, or whether they are simply playing politics again. 

“Let us never forget that the bungled water system was a result of Bligh and Labor’s lack of planning and panicked reaction to a decade of water supply neglect. 

“Even now she is proposing to make this change on July 1, showing this is more ad hoc policy on the run that is about politics, not proper planning to benefit Queenslanders. 

“Under the Can Do LNP Team, Queenslanders will power Queensland again, not politics.” 

Campbell Newman’s Four Point Plan for Water Prices:

1. Amalgamation of the five bulk water entities into one to provide greater efficiencies 

2. Hand back control of water retailing to councils 

3. Write off some of the non-performing water grid assets 

4. Immediately adopt a 40 year price path to repay the State Government’s $7 billion water grid debt