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QUEENSLAND STATE ELECTION A LESSON FOR TASMANIAN LIBERALS - Media Release, Monday 27 November 2017

Senator Lisa Singh has described the outcome of the Queensland state election as a wake-up call for Malcolm Turnbull and the Tasmanian Liberal Senators in the lead-up to the Tasmanian state election in March next year.

‘There is no doubt that federal issues played a role in the result of the Queensland state election,’ the Senator said.

‘If Mr Turnbull feels that there are no federal implications for him or his government, then he has completely lost touch.

 ‘There are issues with the Federal Government that are increasing the frustration not only of Queenslanders, but also Tasmanians. Voters are turning away from a Liberal Party without an identity that is desperately pandering to the hard right at state and federal levels.

 ‘Queenslanders also remembered how Campbell Newman promised he would not cut health or education, and when he did they punished him for it.

 ‘Will Hodgman has made cuts to health and education.

 ‘This is in contrast to the Labor Party, which has a positive plan for Tasmania’s future, both at the state and federal level.

 'Bec White’s funding commitments of $88 million for better healthcare, $30 million for the Cradle Mountain Cableway and to restore the Tasmanian education system are perfect examples of Labor’s positive plan,’ said Senator Singh.

MONDAY, 27 NOVEMBER 2017

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