Liberal Senator James McGrath says after the utter abuse of the taxpayer’s dime Queensland Labor has a “moral duty, a political duty, a financial duty” to pay back the more than $500,000 it spent on polling.
It’s been reported the Department of Premier and Cabinet hired pollsters to gauge voter approval of the government’s COVID-19 restrictions.
The premier’s department spent more than $528,000 on the polls and a political strategist to shape Queensland’s economic recovery out of COVID-19.
Mr McGrath said Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is “all about politics” and the fact the party required polling of public sentiment shows it is “so not connected to the community”.
“She’s an artificial construct, she’s a Labor Party princess; her dad was a Labor Party Minister, and she believes nothing except the pursuit of power and the abuse of office to stay in office,” he said.
“The taxpayers are being ripped off and the voters are being ripped off.
“There is now no lows that this premier will not go to to make sure she tries to stay in power.”
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