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Queensland election: Greens focus on stopping royalty and water privileges for Adani

The Greens outline their balance of power demands, Brisbane Times, By Felicity Caldwell, 23 Nov 17, Banning cash-for-access meetings, scrapping the royalty holiday to Adani and $1 public transport fares will be among the Greens’ demands if the party holds the balance of power in the Queensland Parliament.

Fairfax Media can reveal the list of seven key demands from the minor party ahead of Saturday’s state election………

The Greens’ negotiating demands are:

  1. Ban corporate donations and cash-for-access meetings
  2. End the social housing waiting list and address homelessness, by building enough homes to get 29,000 people off the social housing waiting list and house 20,000 homeless people
  3. Scrap the royalty holiday for Adani, revoke Adani’s mining licence and access to ground water…….

The Greens’ campaign has been bolstered by an Essential Research poll of 430 people, which shows the party ahead in South Brisbane, currently held by Labor Deputy Premier Jackie Trad.

The poll has the Greens on 36 per cent of the first preference vote, 32 per cent to Labor, 24 per cent to the LNP and 8 per cent not sure.

However, the LNP will list the Greens last on its how-to-vote cards, which should give Ms Trad a boost in the two-party preferred count.

The state election will be held on Saturday, November 25. https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland-election-2017/the-greens-outline-their-balance-of-power-demands-20171123-p4yx6p.html

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November 24, 2017 - Posted by | politics, Queensland

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