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Katter Party MPs, Rob Pyne will support LNP if Premier forces early election

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (14.3.16) on warnings from the Katter Party crossbenchers that they may side with the LNP if Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk carried out her threat to call an early state election.

‘Queensland’s powerful crossbench, which holds the power to make or break legislation, has issued their own warning to the Palaszczuk Government – attempt to head to an early election and Lawrence Springborg will be Premier.

‘Annastacia Palaszczuk responded to Rob Pyne’s defection from the Labor Party to the crossbench, which weakened her government’s hold on power by dropping its numbers in the House to 42, equal to the Opposition, by threatening an early election if she could not get her jobs legislation through.

‘But on Monday Mr Pyne announced he had signed an agreement with Robbie Katter and Shane Knuth to throw their support behind the LNP if Ms Palaszczuk attempted to call an early poll.’

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