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Katter calls the cops on LNP ‘inducements’

The Hon Bob Katter MP with Shane Paulger's in Gympie.
The Hon Bob Katter MP with Shane Paulger's in Gympie. Greg Miller

"JAIL might not be far away" for any members of the Campbell Newman government who have behaved illegally during the current State Election campaign, Bob Katter said in Gympie yesterday.

"The Senate inquiry is underway next month and that's why we're having this early election," he said.

Mr Katter was in Gympie to back his Katter's Australian Party candidate for the state seat of Gympie, Shane Paulger.

He said KAP would back Independent Nicklin MP Peter Wellington in his calls for an investigation by the Queensland Electoral Commission and the Queensland Police into the LNP's reported comments that promises to voters would not be kept unless the local LNP candidate was elected.

He said it was illegal for political candidates to offer any inducement to voters.

"If Campbell Newman has been saying vote for our candidate or you get nothing, that's a very clear cut case of inducement," he said.

He said he was "very disappointed in another lie by the Newman Government" on the probable effects of voting for minor parties, such as the KAP.

"It's shock, horror apparently," he said.

It was "despicable" for the Newman Government to lie about alleged KAP deals with Labor, he said.

Mr Paulger, who is also KAP's national president, said the LNP's credibility problem was such that voters should not believe any of the government's promises.

He said KAP was investigating "legal avenues" relating to an advertisement saying there would be "chaos."

"Newman has to be joking," he said. "Our MPs have continually proved they can work productively with the government and they will again.

"This attack just puts Mr Newman's credibility into question," he said.

"For Newman to be saying we've done a deal with the ALP is an absolute lie," Mr Katter said.

Mr Katter said the LNP was in trouble because it had not achieved for agriculture or regional Queensland over half a century. Regional towns are in decay, agriculture in the doldrums.

"They say 'give us a go,' but the LNP has had 50 years of having a go," he said.

"Our party will be joining Perter Wellington in making a formal complaint to the Queensland Electoral Commission and the police. If there were inducements and threats, the law has been breached," he said.

Gympie Times

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