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LNP: Consult on compulsory preferential voting before Governor's sign-off

Brisbane Times - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg said, despite the legislation having passed through Parliament, it was not too late to have the matter considered by a Parliamentary committee and voters publicly consulted before it became law.

ReachTEL: 52-48 to LNP in Queensland

Crikey (registration) (blog) - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
In spite of everything, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk records better personal ratings than Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg, with a 37.0% combined very good and good rating and a 34.6% combined poor and very poor rating, versus 22.9% and ...
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Queenslanders unhappy about compulsory preferential voting, poll finds

ABC Online - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
But Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg said the public would become increasingly annoyed by the move. "I do believe that this is a very, very big issue," he said.

Bureaucrats weigh on health as number of administrators blows out

The Australian - ‎22 hours ago‎
“We improved all aspects of the scorecard,” he said, echoing the recent comments by the former Queensland health minister Lawrence Springborg. “There's a mythology around spending more money to get better quality,” Mr O'Connell said. The figures follow ...
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Queensland Government getting its agenda through hung parliament, Premier says

ABC Online - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
State Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg said the compulsory preferential voting amendment was an underhanded move, reminiscent of the Chappell brothers' tactic in a match against New Zealand.

Labor MPs unhappy with vote change: LNP - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg said Ms Miller was one of several Labor MPs who weren't happy about the changes and the way they were introduced.

Oman Ama spared as radioactive waste site

The Sunshine Coast Daily - ‎13 hours ago‎
Opposition leader Lawrence Springborg said he thanked the Federal LNP government for its consultation and respect. "In relation to the consideration of Omanama as a possible site, Minister Frydenberg constantly reassured me that broad community support ...
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'Betrayal of the people now plain to see'

Courier Mail - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Yes, they should have consulted, but I was more delighted by the fact that they actually did something tough and in the process made Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg look flat-footed and silly, which is why he reacted the way he did. No one gets ...
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Trump, Clinton crush opponents in northeast

The Conversation AU - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
In other findings, 37% thought Annastacia Palaszczuk's performance as Premier was good, 28% average and 30% poor. For opposition leader Lawrence Springborg, these ratings were respectively 23%, 36% and 33%. Only 27% supported the reintroduction ...
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Springborg pledges investment in regions

Townsville Bulletin - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg made the “first major announcement” since the Palaszczuk Government was elected while addressing LNP supporters at yesterday's Latitudes North conference.
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Premier: 'This is a good reform'

Courier Mail - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
OVERNIGHT: Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg has reacted to Labor's controversial change to the voting system, saying Labor had always planned to introduce compulsory preferential voting and was “smoked out” by the LNP.

Council election marred by malicious gossip, vandalism

Warwick Daily News - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Member for Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg said it was important to haves a fair campaign, but there would always be "argy-bargy" in politics and it was unclear the review could end smearing.

Vote one for state MPs' hypocrisy

Courier Mail - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Above, LNP leader Lawrence Springborg. Picture: Steve Pohlner. It's true Labor should enjoy an advantage from CPV via second preferences from Greens voters who previously “just voted one”, but that benefit is never guaranteed.

Annastacia Palaszczuk during question time at Parliament. Pic: Steve Pohlner - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
“The only thing that surprised me quite frankly was that they attached this to our Bill,” Mr Springborg told ABC Radio.

'It's our duty': Brisbane marks Anzac dawn - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
She says her sister was somewhere in the crowd, which was expected to number some 25,000 attendees including Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg and Brisbane's Lord Mayor Graham Quirk. Before the ...
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Compulsory preferential voting returns to Queensland

ABC Online - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
If the party won the next election, Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg said they would move to change the system back. "We would put it to a proper consultative process to the people," Mr Springborg said.
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Premier's plum job for Labor stalwart

Courier Mail - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
During the estimates hearing, Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg had asked for a list of all businesses and non-government organisations Mr Mackenroth had made contact with while working from her office during that time.

'$495m for regions'

Whitsunday Times - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
STATE Member for Whitsunday Jason Costigan echoed the announcement of LNP leader Lawrence Springborg on Monday. Mr Costigan met Whitsunday Mayor Andrew Willcox at the Proserpine Sewage Treatment works to announce plans to reintroduce the ...

Health hiring fails to cut wait lists

Courier Mail - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
... the challenging area of ear, nose and throat. However, LNP leader Lawrence Springborg, who was health minister in the Newman government, said there had been an increase in the overall number of patients waiting longer than clinically recommended.

How late starts are hurting patients

Courier Mail - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
“It incorporates no analysis such as patient outcomes, safety and quality metrics or patient satisfaction,” he said. Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg said the health system was deteriorating after surgical wait times were all but eliminated by the ...