Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls talks to media before attending a luncheon held at The Waves.
Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls talks to media before attending a luncheon held at The Waves. Max Fleet

LNP trying to buy second term: Labor

LABOR has accused Queensland's Liberal National Party government of trying to buy its way to a second term through plans to "sell" state assets.

Treasurer Tim Nicholls continued his sell of the Strong Choices plan on Wednesday, again insisting the plan to lease state assets for up to 99 years did not equate to asset sales.

He also had no further details of the planned $3.4 billion cost of living fund, unanimously endorsed by government MPs on Tuesday, which could provide some pre-election sweeteners using part of the $37 billion the government expected to raise.

More details would come in the "coming days and weeks", Mr Nicholls said, which allowed plenty of time before the 2015 state election.

"We've said we'll spend the money as it becomes available, in terms of $8.6 billion worth of investment into job-creating infrastructure and also putting that money aside for a cost of living adjustment fund," Mr Nicholls said.

Read more at Brisbane Times



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