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How Qld Labor is ticking off the 21 demands of the man who gave them power

Felicity Caldwell reports in the Brisbane Times (21.3.17) on the Palaszczuk government’s progress in meeting its commitments to Independent MP, Peter Wellington, in agreement for his support in forming government in February 2015.

‘It’s been more than two years since Annastacia Palaszczuk formed a minority government with the support of independent MP Peter Wellington and most of his demands have been met.

‘Mr Wellington reached an agreement with Labor on 21 issues, in exchange for support on confidence motions.

‘They ranged from opposing asset sales to ensuring the Committee of the Legislative Assembly includes a member of the crossbench.

‘But some have not been ticked off, such as a bill of rights and an inquiry into political donations. Mr Wellington said the government had delivered on a lot of the issues but some were still to be completed.

‘He said he tried to find common ground with the government, which he worked well with, and there was still “time on the clock” before the election, when he planned to retire.’

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