Queensland Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls speaks at the Queensland Media Lunch at the Brisbane Convention Centre in Brisbane during the Queensland Election campaign on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
Queensland Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls speaks at the Queensland Media Lunch at the Brisbane Convention Centre in Brisbane during the Queensland Election campaign on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. AAP Image - Tracey Nearmy

Instant backlash as Nicholls goes on late-game attack

OPPOSITION leader Tim Nicholls has gone on the attack days out from the election, describing the Palaszczuk leadership as a "government of incompetence, inexperience and self-interest".

Speaking at the Queensland Media Club in Brisbane today, Mr Nicholls attacked Labor while spruiking policies of job creation, cutting the cost of living and infrastructure projects.

"We'll work with our fellow Queenslanders to make your lives better - more local jobs, cheaper electricity and the roads, bridges and dams we need," he said.

During his speech Mr Nicholls referred to the "cluelessness of Annastacia Palaszczuk's campaign", using websites as a comparison point.

"I have visited Labor's website," he said.

"There are only 19 policy documents on it.

"We've hit three figures.

"When Queenslanders cast their votes on Saturday, they will do so with the LNP having put forward more than 100 policies."

Mr Nicholls also slammed Annastacia Palaszczuk's Adani veto as "a move that within hours backfired as blatantly politically-motivated, putting her own job ahead of the jobs of thousands of Queenslanders".

"The only conclusion that voters can draw is that Labor itself is far more unstable, untrustworthy, divided and rudderless than any of the fake chaos they try to scare Queenslanders about," he said.

Mr Nicholls also took the chance to talk up the LNP's state infrastructure plan, saying it would create "jobs in every region".

"We'll be building dams across Queensland with our $1.3 billion dam builder program because we know how important water is to regional towns, regional cities and regional economies and importantly without water you don't have jobs," he said. 

While Mr Nicholls was busy attacking the premier, he was copping flak on Twitter for his speech.

@Qldaah: "Simply vote 1 for you LNP candidate," says Tim Nicholls. Might be a few invalid votes in the LNP camp this election. #qldvotes
@_SocialDemocrat: Is that Nicholls? God he talks a lot of shite, short on promises, big on slogans #auspol @SkyNewsAust #qldvotes
@Hela_eternal: Oh go away Timbo! #qldvotes
@MarkRDuckett: Nicholls tying to smile reminds me of Mr Toad #qldvotes #abcnews24
@journeyleft: Tim Nicholls has the charisma of an unadorned Xmas tree. #Qldvotes

News Corp Australia


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