Queensland key to federal title bout
AFTER all the sniping, backstabbing and posturing, the heavyweight showdown has been set for September 7, winner takes all.
If that sounds like the build-up to a boxing title fight, you wouldn't be too far from the truth, because federal politics can closely resemble a pugilistic saga.
You've got the wily veteran in Abbott, the challenger who has been there and done that, with a fighting style that's unique and hard to defend against.
Rudd, the defending champ, has pulled himself back up off the canvas after being knocked out in 2010.
Most of the public focus is on the challenger and the champ, as people in each fighter's corner trade insults in the lead up to the fight.
But while the fracas might be entertaining for a while, the public cares about substance over style. In politics, we want to know what each contender brings to the ring.
The good news for Queenslanders is that both major parties have identified the state as key to winning the title bout. And given Queensland's road safety and congestion woes, motorists and commuters stand to benefit.
The RACQ, in conjunction with the AAA, launched the Demand Better Roads campaign, presenting vital infrastructure projects for major parties to consider in the lead up to the election.
Both camps have listened, with each in a rush to commit funding to projects on the Bruce and Warrego highways and the Pacific and Gateway motorways, to name a few.
It's anyone's match but before you decide who to back, compare how each contender measures up at www.demandbetterroads.com.au