Morning Mail: Queensland election, Auschwitz anniversary, Coalition trails marginal seats

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Queensland election

Four days before voters head to the ballot box, premier Campbell Newman has released the LNP’s costings, confirming he’s pinned his hopes on a $37bn privatisation (99-year lease) plan for government assets to fund new infrastructure spending.

These are the six key issues of the Queensland election on Saturday: privatisation, transparency, mining, the reef, health and bikie laws. Study up on where each party stands.


Campbell Newman has launched a defamation suit against Alan Jones, who is not currently suing anyone, but has been offered financial help by Clive Palmer, who is not suing News Corp any more but is still suing Newman, who also faces a defamation suit from lawyers representing bikies. And that’s not even all of them. Suits launching lawsuits have turned the Queensland election particularly litigious.

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