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LNP pushes to increase number of Qld seats

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (19.4.16) on the Opposition’s moves to reintroduce a bill that would increase the number of seats in the state’s Parliament.

‘The Palaszczuk Government has been blindsided by the LNP’s third attempt to increase the number of seats in the Queensland Parliament, after independent MP Rob Pyne supported their motion to have the issue considered later this week.

‘Two previous attempts, one by the Katter’s Australian Party and another by the Opposition were defeated by the government with help from the cross bench. The number of Queensland electorates have not increased since 1986.

‘Shadow Attorney-General Ian Walker said it was time and on Tuesday, proposed increasing the number of MPs from 89 to 93.’

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